Mead Tasting on Valentine’s Day

Magpie Mead

This Saturday, February 14 from 5-7pm in the Brooklyn wine store, we’ll be tasting Magpie Meadery’s Honey Mead and Elderberry Mead. The tasting is free!

Magpie Farms in Bainbridge, New York lovingly produces handcrafted mead, a wine associated with medieval times made from fermented honey instead of fermented grapes. Some wines simply sweetened by honey pass for mead, but are not the real deal. Steve Merr, a.k.a. Magpie, the meadmaker and owner of Magpie Farms, is committed to excellence. His mead, made from 100% honey from his own un-genetically altered bee hives, contains no preservatives. The fruits he uses to flavor the meads are grown either on his farm or on farms of his neighbors. Magpie’s meads boast food-friendly acidity and alluring secondary aromas of nuts and caramel. You’ve got to try these to experience just how good mead can be when crafted with passion.

Mead is excellent on its own but also pairs well with spicy foods. We suggested it, among other wines, as a good pair for Ethiopian cuisine.

The Brooklyn wine store is at 765 Fulton Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. For more information, call 718.797.9463.

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