A Miscellany of Marvellous Mead

Mead is delicious. But what a hangover it leaves behind!

As my Mead-ieval Quest draws to a close and the festive season begins, I wanted to share a taste of all kinds of things I’ve discovered during my journey through the realm of honey wine. This enduring drink cropped up all over the place, enjoyed by all levels of society from peasants in humble taverns to nobility and royalty in their sumptuous great halls. And its fame is immortalised in literature, featuring in great works from Beowulf to Chaucer and Shakespeare, the latter possibly because it was one of Elizabeth I’s favourite tipples. Mead is an age-old boozy beverage that crossed the divides of class, culture and land the world over, so come with me on a wander through the weird and wonderful world of this unique drink.

medieval feast.pngLet the festivities begin…

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4 thoughts on “A Miscellany of Marvellous Mead

  1. Thanks for the reblog Marilyn. The secret to avoiding the hangover mead can produce is to drink a lot of water as you quaff! Preferably alkaline – it works wonders. Then you can enjoy the drink in all it’s glory and still feel fine the next day. 🙂

    I’m taking a short break fro blogging at the moment for the festivities and my birthday in a week or so’s time, and because of hugely demanding study loads, but in the meantime thanks again, and I wish you and Garry a very Happy New Year and all the very best for 2020. 🙂 ❤

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