Strawberry Vanilla – Honeygirl Meadery

Our wine tonight is the Strawberry Vanilla from Honeygirl Meadery.

Honey Strawberry Wine with natural flavors.

Style of Melomel.

Melomel is mead fermented with fruit for added flavors.

Metheglin style mead is made with spices to enhance the flavor.

Light amber in color.

Nose of wildflower honey, yet as the mead opens up more of strawberry aromas start to surface.

Sweet and aromatic.

Flavor notes of strawberries and silky vanilla custard with an expressive wildflower honey finish which lingers.

Medium mouthfeel with some mild tannins.

12.5% ABV

The aromas and flavors take some time to open up.

Honey Apple Wine – Fireclay Cellars

Our wine tonight is the Honey Apple Wine from Fireclay Cellars in Siler City (Raleigh area), North Carolina.

Honey? Apple? Wine?

Mead is fermented of honey, often referred to as Honey Wine.

Cider is fermented of apple juice.

A Cyser is a fermented blend of Honey and Apple juice.

Metheglins are spiced ciders.

This complex wine is produced from a blend of honey and North Carolina apple juice, and spiced with cinnamon and cloves.

Vintage 2017.

Beautifully light amber in color.

Nose expressive of honey and cloves.

On the tongue prevalent of honey, mid palate notes of cinnamon and other spices, with a crisp apple finish.

13% ABV.

$18 a bottle.

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Honeyed Peach – Starlight Meadery

Our wine tonight is tonight is a mead, Honeyed Peach from Starlight Meadery in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Style of Melomel Mead.

A Melomel is a style of Mead with fruit added to enhance the flavor.

Orange-Yellow in color.

Nose more reminiscent of a peach cobbler and wildflower honey.

Serve chilled.

Semi-sweet.

Slightly effervescent.

Honey is prevalent on the tongue, the finish like biting into fresh juicy peach.

12.5% ABV

When judging Melomel Meads we want the honey to remain noticeable along with the fruit flavors.

Starlight Meadery’s Honeyed Peach is a solid example and we’d score this one a Silver Medal.

Masala – World’s Edge Meadery

Our wine tonight is the Masala from World’s Edge Meadery in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Mead infused with natural Chai Tea flavor.

Color of polished gold.

Prominent nose of chai tea with hints of wildflower honey.

Flavor notes of sweet honey, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, and vanilla.

11% ABV

$20 per bottle.

Serve chilled.

Pair with soft cheeses or carrot cake.

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