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Also known as “honey-wine,” mead has been enjoyed everywhere from ancient Egypt to King Arthur’s Court. Now it’s your turn.

About Mead

Mead is a traditional alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water and optionally added fruits, herbs, and spices. It isn’t classified as beer or wine in the typical sense but stands apart in its own rank of alcoholic beverage. In style, it ranges from dry to very sweet, with an alcohol range of 3.5% to 20%. The best-known examples come from Europe, although it is also made in Asia, Africa, and North America as well. You might hear mead referred to as honey wine.