casual, but this is serious business. OK, it's fun
too. Late in the summer Medovina begins bottling
the previous year's bounty. But before we do, we
organize a panel of experienced mead palates to determine
likes, dislikes and to get descriptors for the flavors
and aromas that are expressed in our meads. Blending
can bring out the best flavor profiles from each constituent
mead. Then again sometimes blends get the big thumbs
man can never cross the same river twice."
In the same light, the same mead can not be (naturally)
not currently allowed by Federal labeling regulations,
honey wine certainly has vintages - the honey is different
every year. It has appellation, since the bees are
known to fly a maximum of 3 miles during forging.
Finally, it is varietal, since nectars sources are fairly
consistent within the environs surrounding a given beeyard.
Medovina looks forward to the day when all of this important
information can be placed on our labels. Meanwhile
Medovina tasting panels are useful tools for developing
descriptors unique, not only to Medovina meads, but also
to the mead industry. Each new mead challenges our
palates and our imaginations as we attempt to describe
in words what our senses are experiencing.
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