Bill Hooper wrote:The best meade available in the states, IMO, are from Britains Lurgashall winery.http://www.lurgashall.co.uk I think they have pretty wide distribution.
Otto Nieminen wrote:Disgusting stench. Absolutely vile.
Robin Garr wrote:Otto Nieminen wrote:Smells of a mixture of urine and honey. The palate is better but just the act of bringing the glass somewhere close to the nose (i.e. mouth) was so much work that I didn't bother to do it more than once. Disgusting stench. Absolutely vile.
You sure you didn't accidentally get your hands on a wild native American grape like Concord?
Bob Ross wrote:Otto, have you had Sima Mead? I've had it at Scandinavian festivals in this area -- I guess the name has changed to "Nordic" these days.
I've got a recipe around here somewhere -- basically water, lots of brown and white sugar, honey for flavor, yeast -- let it work for a day or so then add raisins to control for secondary fermentation. Supposedly a May Day drink in Finland, according to some of the folks at the Finland booth at Waterloo Village last summer.
It's not really mead, the alcoholic sort -- "near mead" if that. But cold it wasn't half bad, really.