A sumptuous golden mead with a rich full flavour and the deeply satisfying taste of honey.
Over near Winchester, Mike Wagstaff fulfilled a dream to own a small oak woodland. In a corner of it he found an old bee hive which had been knocked over and broken by badgers. He repaired the hive and started a love affair with bees (no, not like that). He is now very involved with the conservation of bees. The by-product is honey and from that, mead.
Mead is probably the oldest form of alcohol. Mix honey with spring water, allow natural yeast to get to work and hey-presto!
We get the word honeymoon from mead. In medieval times a young and innocent bride was encouraged to drink mead throughout the first lunar cycle following her marriage. The result would usually be a baby!