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Chaucers Mead NV

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The honey for this specialty dessert-style wine is produced in hives throughout Northern California and is composed of a blend of three types; orange, alfalfa and sage. Each of these components brings a unique quality to the blend and contributes to the overall complexity of the wine. Orange adds a pungent orange blossom flavor and has light color. Alfalfa is neutral in flavor but yields a dark, amber color. Sage, on the other hand, has a mild taste and a light color.This wine is produced utilizing fresh honey without the addition of artificial flavorings, concentrates or artificial colorings. Even though greater production difficulties ensue because pure, raw honey is used for fermentation, the intensity of flavor generated through this technique is worth the effort. Although, this wine exhibits a richness similar to a fine liqueur, this dessert-style beverage is not fortified and contains only 11% alcohol. Hence, this wine should be consumed shortly after purchase to enjoy its natural and rich honey flavor (within 1-2 years of purchase). The Mead can be enjoyed in one of two ways, either chilled or heated with spices to create a delicious wintery drink.The Maiden's Hot Spiced Mead Recipe1. Pour half or the full bottle of CHAUCER'S Mead into a medium-sized saucepan.2. Drop in spice bag(s). One spice bag for half of a bottle and two spice bags for the full bottle.3. Let the bag(s) steep over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until Mead has reached the desired spiciness. Do not bring to a boil.4. Remove spice bag(s) and pour hot-spiced Mead into a favorite goblet, mug or glass.

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Winery: Chaucer's
Color: White
Variety: Other White
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4.00 5
12/11/2007

Wow, definitely one of the sweetest wines I've ever tasted. A good Winter treat when heated with the supplied mulling spices, but also very nice enjoyed chilled.


Snooth User: AlexS
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3.00 5
09/12/2007

Sweet! Probably too sweet for most, but hey, that's mead. Nothing added to this one, other than 100% naked, fermented honey.


External Reviews for Chaucers Mead

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/11/2010

Chaucer's Mead NV 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

The honey for this specialty dessert-style wine is produced in hives throughout Northern California. It is composed of a blend of three types of honey: alfalfa, sage and orange blossom. Each type brings a unique quality to the blend and contributes to the overall complexity of the Mead. Alfalfa is neutral in flavor but yields a dark, amber color. The orange blossom brings a floral bouquet to the nose of the wine. Sage brings subtle nuances into the blend.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/20/2017

CRISP, FRUITY AND REFRESHING: The flavor of this wine explodes with raspberry and honeysuckle. The wine is a blend of our Mead and a small portion of our Raspberry Wine. Less sweet than our regular Mead, this wine finishes with a lingering crisp raspberry and honeysuckle impression. A blend of honey wine and fruit such as raspberry is known as Melomel. This blend of fruit and honey has been enjoyed for centuries. THE FRUIT: The raspberries for this wine are from Driscoll’s berry growers in the Watsonville, CA area. The honey used to make the Mead is a blend of alfalfa, orange blossom, sage and mountain wildflower collected from our local bee keepers in Northern California. ENJOY THE NATURAL, FRUIT FLAVORS: Although this wine exhibits richness similar to a fine liqueur, it is not fortified and contains only 10% alcohol. To enjoy the full qualities of this wine, it should be consumed shortly after purchase. Blend: 85% Honey Mead 15% Raspberry Wine Total Acidity in Wine: .79 grams/100mls Residual Sugar: 11.2% by weight Alcohol: 10%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/20/2017

RELIVE THE MOMENT: Take a step back in time and enjoy the flavors of this popular Medieval Elixir. Our Mead is made with similar recipes used in Medieval Times. PURE HONEY TASTE: Our Mead is made from fresh honey without the addition of artificial flavorings, concentrates or artificial colorings. The honey for this specialty dessert–style wine is produced in hives throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is composed of a blend of four types of honey: orange blossom, mountain wildflower, sage and alfalfa. Each brings a unique quality to the blend and contributes to the overall complexity of the Mead. ENJOY CHILLED OR WITH OUR HOT SPICES: Served cold, it’s a dessert all on its own. Using the spice bag, serve warm as a hot spiced mead to enjoy the cinnamon, orange peel and clove flavors. ENJOY ITS NATURAL & RICH FLAVOR: Although this wine exhibits richness similar to a fine liqueur, it is not fortified and contains only 11% alcohol. To enjoy the full qualities of this wine, it should be consumed shortly after purchase. Total Acidity in Wine: 8.3 g/100 mls Residual Sugar: 10% by weight Alcohol: 11%


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

The honey for this specialty dessert-style wine is produced in hives throughout Northern California and is composed of a blend of three types; orange, alfalfa and sage. Each of these components brings a unique quality to the blend and contributes to the overall complexity of the wine. Orange adds a pungent orange blossom flavor and has light color. Alfalfa is neutral in flavor but yields a dark, amber color. Sage, on the other hand, has a mild taste and a light color. This wine is produced utilizing fresh honey without the addition of artificial flavorings, concentrates or artificial colorings. Even though greater production difficulties ensue because pure, raw honey is used for fermentation, the intensity of flavor generated through this technique is worth the effort. Although, this wine exhibits a richness similar to a fine liqueur, this dessert-style beverage is not fortified and contains only 10.5% alcohol. Hence, this wine should be consumed shortly after purchase to enjoy its natural and rich honey flavor. The Mead can be enjoyed in one of two ways, either chilled or heated with spices to create a delicious wintery drink.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

The honey for this specialty dessert-style wine is produced in hives throughout Northern California. It is composed of a blend of three types of honey: alfalfa, sage and orange blossom. Each type brings a unique quality to the blend and contributes to the overall complexity of the Mead. Alfalfa is neutral in flavor but yields a dark, amber color. The orange blossom brings a floral bouquet to the nose of the wine. Sage brings subtle nuances into the blend. - Winery


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

An elegant wine made from pure honey without the addition of artificial flavorings. We recommend that this wine be consumed shortly after purchase to enjoy its fresh honey flavor.



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The honey for this specialty dessert-style wine is produced in hives throughout Northern California and is composed of a blend of three types; orange, alfalfa and sage. Each of these components brings a unique quality to the blend and contributes to the overall complexity of the wine. Orange adds a pungent orange blossom flavor and has light color. Alfalfa is neutral in flavor but yields a dark, amber color. Sage, on the other hand, has a mild taste and a light color.This wine is produced utilizing fresh honey without the addition of artificial flavorings, concentrates or artificial colorings. Even though greater production difficulties ensue because pure, raw honey is used for fermentation, the intensity of flavor generated through this technique is worth the effort. Although, this wine exhibits a richness similar to a fine liqueur, this dessert-style beverage is not fortified and contains only 11% alcohol. Hence, this wine should be consumed shortly after purchase to enjoy its natural and rich honey flavor (within 1-2 years of purchase). The Mead can be enjoyed in one of two ways, either chilled or heated with spices to create a delicious wintery drink.The Maiden's Hot Spiced Mead Recipe1. Pour half or the full bottle of CHAUCER'S Mead into a medium-sized saucepan.2. Drop in spice bag(s). One spice bag for half of a bottle and two spice bags for the full bottle.3. Let the bag(s) steep over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until Mead has reached the desired spiciness. Do not bring to a boil.4. Remove spice bag(s) and pour hot-spiced Mead into a favorite goblet, mug or glass.

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