Brilliant gold in color, this wine made with wildflower honey captures the essence of wildflower nectar. Medium bodied and smooth, its elegant flavor carries richness and warmth through to a cultivated, creamy finish. Surprisingly complex with supple layers of honey and ripe fruit.
How Itís Made
HoneyMaker mead is handcrafted in small batches using our unique continuous fermentation process. Our meadís exceptional clarity and lightness are the result of a perfect union of ancient tradition and modern technology. Oak aged for complexity and depth, HoneyMaker Semi Sweet Mead is an ode to the noble honeybee. Each bottle is hand-filled and labeled on-site at our meadery in Portland, Maine. HoneyMaker is ready to drink, or cellar to unlock new depths and dimensions.
|12.5% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME, GLUTEN FREE
2 oz Honeymaker Semi Sweet mead, chilled
2 oz dry, acidic white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc or Vino Verde)
2 oz tonic water (such as Q Tonic or Fever Tree)
3 dashes Angostura bitters
In a large wine glass filled with ice, combine mead, wine and bitters. Stir gently to mix. Top with tonic water and garnish with a lime wedge.
|Serve slightly chilled. Decanting is recommended to enhance seasonal subtleties in the honey. Enjoy as an aperitif or with dessert.
Pairs well with strong blue cheeses, dried fruits and nuts.
|Maine Mead Works was founded in 2007 with the goal of re-introducing the world to the oldest of all fermented beverages. Using locally sourced honey, clear, pure water and our own proprietary yeast strain, we blend ancient tradition and modern science to produce distinctive wines at our meadery in downtown Portland, Maine.
In collaboration with South African scholar Dr. Garth Cambray, Maine Mead Works developed a state-of-the-art continuous fermentation system, bringing mead making into the 21st century. HoneyMaker, a decidedly modern mead ó crisp, dry and refreshing ó is the result.
A Sense of Place
Ultimately, Maine Mead Works is about Maine ó the fields, forests and flowers that make HoneyMaker great. Owners Ben Alexander and Carly Cope, along with their growing family of employees, believe in the wisdom of handcrafting and small batch production. Today, the company that began as an experiment in sustainability has grown into a foodie favorite at the forefront of the local, artisanal movement.
Ingredients ranging from wildflower honey to Glendarragh Farms English lavender, Snell and Maxwell Farms strawberries and Heath Hill Farms elderberries, are sourced locally . Every bottle of HoneyMaker mead supports family farms, encourages apiculture and enhances biodiversity. Of course, it also tastes great ó here, amidst the natural splendor of our great state or further afield.