Mead (Honey Wine)
While reading or studying ancient history or folk literature, you’ll most likely come across an alcoholic beverage called “mead”. Very simply, it is a type of wine made mostly from honey. Fermentation usually includes water, but often other ingredients like spices, fruits, hops or grains for additional flavour. It’s versatile too as it can be made still, sparkling, crackling (naturally sparkling), dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, or even very sweet. This interesting beverage has really fallen out of grace over the last century, but surprisingly is enjoying a resurgence of sorts. Many wineries and even breweries are producing meads today.
The modern version has come a long way from the somewhat cruder drink of times gone by.