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Old 03-23-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Is mead a wine or a beer?

It'll be in wine bottles or beer bottles? Bev and more has these wine mead and I want to try, but are those what we are talking about here?
http://www.bevmo.com/productlist.asp?area=wine&N=-7278

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Old 03-23-2006, 08:54 PM   #2
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'Honey wine' (as the link describes it) just means it's a mead made to a higher ABV - the bottles don't matter!
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:36 PM   #3
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I've been to Bunratty Castle.
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:43 AM   #4
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Says right there...they're in 750ml bottles.
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:45 AM   #5
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That Chaucers stuff is crap IMHO unless they've changed a lot. Sweet. Not real mead.

YMMV.
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That other crap they show is crap too, It's not really mead it's white wine with honey added
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Mead is neither a wine (something made from fruit) or beer (something made from grains): it's mead (something made from honey). I haven't had either of these, but I will point out that Chaucer's is a sweet mead and is made entirely from honey. Several reviews talk about "big raw honey" flavors. I'm not a big fan of meads, but when I do drink them, I prefer dry ones. The Bunratty product isn't a pure mead, it's a melomel. I think the ads call them mead wines just because "mead" doesn't mean squat to most people.

And people who do know what mead is, are generally nursing hangovers.
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My meads and melomels don't give me hangovers.

Must be all the skimming I do when it's boiling.
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Ya, Chaucer's is nothing great except they give you that spice package... mmm... winter day and a pot o' mead...

Linganore (here in my state) does a nice (but sweet) "Medieval Mead", best served in big swigs out of the bottle, passed around a council of brave men. They're also the official Mead-makers of the MD Renaissance Faire- that's how I found out about them.
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at the renfest here, they sell chaucers for $1 an oz... usualy sold in 5 oz increments... Riddiculous!
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