Well, the history of mead may go back more than 8,000 years. The oldest known meads were created on the Island of Crete. Wine had not yet been created. Mead was the drink of the Age of Gold, and the word for drunk in classical Greek remained "honey-intoxicated."
Basically, it's fermented honey. There are different flavors as different fruits can be added such as cinnamon or apples! It was the forbearer of ale and wine! John got back ...way back to his Anglo-Saxon roots!
He didn't embark on this path alone; he conscripted Ian and Arrick to help! This time, Ian was home and donned an apron to help his father bottle his liquor!
Ian helps prepare the bottles.
clean bottles ready for the nectar!