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Liquid Alchemy Beverages

Liquid Alchemy Beverages
Sweet-Nothing Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 10%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.50

Liquid Alchemy Beverages
Sweet-Nothing Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Dessert

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 10%
Dull light gold color. Baked aromas and flavors of melted honeycomb, baked apple and pear, sorghum, and baked wax paper with a silky, bright, off-dry medium body and a seamless, appealing, buoyant finish revealing notes of peach yogurt and apple mint jelly finish. A pleasant dessert mead that will excel with cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: melted honeycomb, baked apple and pear, sorghum, and baked wax paper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peach yogurt and apple mint jelly
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Brie, Panna Cotta, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant dessert mead that will excel with cheeses.

The Producer

Liquid Alchemy Beverages

The Producer
28 Brookside Drive
Wilmington, DE 19804
USA
1 302-438-0252

Traditional Mead

Traditional meads should incorporate only honey as a fermentable ingredient, along with water and of course yeast. They can range in character from dry to semi-sweet to sweet, and may be sparkling or still. While not necessarily “traditional”, they may also be fortified and/or barrel-aged. Whether the honey used is a single varietal or a mixture, it is important for a successful traditional mead to evidence the floral nature of the honey; indeed, it should be the defining characteristic. Some acidity is often desired to balance sweetness, but this is not necessary. Lighter versions may be analogous to white wines of corresponding sweetness/dryness, but should present distinctly honeyed emphasis.