Mead…perhaps the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man. Mead pre-dates both beer and vinifera wine, and is simply fermented honey. But, the debate continues – is it beer or wine? The simple answer is that mead is mead, just as cider is cider. A more complete answer is that mead […]

Mead – Beer or Wine?

King Charles II’s Mead Reproduced from The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie Kt. Opened by Kenelm Digby, 1669 Master Webbe, who maketh the Kings Meathe, ordereth it thus. Take as much of Hyde-park water as will make a Hogshead of Meathe: Boil in it about two Ounces […]


The history of Mead is as long and rich and captivating as the beverage itself. Mead is thought to be the oldest alcoholic beverages known to man. It was most likely discovered quite by accident, when some thirsty hunter-gathers discovered an upturned beehive filled with rainwater. They drank the sweet […]

A Brief History of Mead