The Meadmaker

Mead Off Round 3

Mead Off Round 3

So you want to get in on the action eh?  In round 3 we went head to head with our local interpretation of a lemon cherry gelato.  At 6.6% and sweet these two competition meads will having you drinking gelato in a mead!
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Mead-Off Round 2

Mead-Off Round 2

In round 2 we went head to head with Ontario grown basil as the main ingredient.  One of us went for a citrus twist and the other a blueberry. 
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Temperature for Serving

Temperature for Serving

Mulled mead anyone?  We always get asked what glass and what temperature. So check out this handy chart we’ve prepared with some of our recommendations on which temperatures work best for which styles.
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Cellaring Mead

Cellaring Mead

Generally cellaring mead is little different than wine with the exception to alcohol strength and style. As our previous post stated, light carbonated meads are not suited to long term storage.
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Shipping and Storing Mead

Shipping and Storing Mead

One of the many questions we always get asked is how to store our mead or how long does it last? Like any product there are some guidelines that will help you enjoy your mead at its best. 
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Packaging Styles

Packaging Styles

So many choices, so many styles. It can be difficult to know where to start with mead. Over the next few articles we are going to explore some of the basics of storing, serving and drinking mead. But first let’s begin with packaging styles and labels in the Ontario context.  And this is by no means an exhaustive list or the correct way to package rather just a few examples of what the mead explorer will encounter along the journey
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Styles of Mead

Styles of Mead

Mead spans both geography, time and culture. It would be difficult to define every category in one place. In fact the best attempt we’ve come across is the mead wikipedia article. The article defines many mead variants found around the world. For our purposes and because we understand something better when it is framed in a known context, we’ll define styles based on alcohol categories most people are familiar with.  
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Characteristics of Mead

Characteristics of Mead

The identity of mead can be defined generally by eight features. Any of these topics could form an article in itself so here is a general overview of each element.
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