On Friday from 5-7pm in the Manhattan wine store and on Saturday from 5-7pm in the Brooklyn wine store, we welcome Magpie Meadery to pour tastes of their Honey Mead and Elderberry Mead. The tasting is free!
Mead is simply a wine 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 in Bainbridge, NY, uses honey from his own bee hives and adds 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.