375ml $12.00 +taxes
750ml $20.00 +taxes
Mead is an ancient “honey wine”, thought by many to have been the first alcoholic beverage made by man. Mead, the drink of the so-called “Age of Gold” in Greece, originated on the island of Crete and was known for its mystical properties. Referenced by the great philosopher Aristotle, mead was often produced by monks in Northern Europe, where grapes were scarce. At Campbell’s Gold we are pleased to offer this delightful wine along with other honey wine variations including Melomel, Pyment and Metheglin.
Mead is normally available in dry and sweet varieties.
Melomel is a combination of Mead (honey wine), and fruit or berries. Today, as the “local-eating” movement gains converts among consumers concerned about the orgins of their produce and beverages, and hoping to limit the effects of green-house gasses by eating and drinking “close to home”, Campbell’s Gold is pleased to be producing Melomel locally at their Abbotsford location.
|2013 Crabapple (Sweet) The tartness of the crabapple blended with the sweet honey create a delightful fresh melomel.|
|2013 Raspberry Melomel (Sweet) The beautiful deep red of this wine is reminiscent of the beautiful red raspberries from which this wine originated and the sweet taste taken from the honey adds to the wine’s delightful taste|
|2012 Sambucus Flower Melomel (Sweet) The delicate white flowers that bloom and give rise to the Elderberry are at the heart of our Sambucus Melomel. Sambucus has a delightful hint of liquorice and a unique vegetable aroma.|
Pyment is a combination of Mead (honey wine), and grapes. Our Poet’s Passion Pyment is a traditional Mead made with the addition of our Riesling grapes. Subtle aromas of honey and the grape mingle to create a full bodied and fruity wine.
Metheglin is a spiced honey wine. The Metheglin wine is our very own blend – perfect for a special occasion where one wants a truly unique and refreshing beverage. Our Metheglin is normally released for Christmas.
Honey wine tastings are 6 days per week during our open hours, to those 19 years and older. Proof of age may be required and if so requires two pieces of identification.
Read more about Mead at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead