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Moment of Truth: Lady White’s basic mead

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 by in 12 Brews of Christmas 2014, Honey, Mead | 0 comments

Mead made in December 2014

Has it been 8 months already? 9 months?

Tonight I am sipping the first batch of mead that I made last year as part of my “12 Brews of Christmas” project. Mead is a type of wine made with honey. Unlike beer, mead is supposed to get better with age. I made half the batch dry and the other sparkling. Earlier this year I cracked open a bottle of the fizzy stuff and didn’t really care for it. Nevertheless I didn’t dump the batch and have been storing the bottles in a cardboard box for the last several months. I have heard of people aging their mead for 3 years.

Mead
There is something to this aging process. I chilled it like any other white wine. The mead actually tastes as good as a fine chardonnay. It has a wonderful floral finish probably due to the local raw wildflower honey that I used. It’s the perfect summer wine. This is only the second batch of wine that I’ve made. My last batch (Elderberry Wine) is still aging. I think that this is why I probably won’t be making any more wine. It takes too freakin’ long to taste it.

So I will enjoy these last few bottles of homemade mead while they last. This mead packs a pretty strong punch, by the way. Cheers!

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