Is mead illegal in Australia?

NO! It is NOT illegal to distil alcohol in Australia.

Is mead available in Australia?

Supreme Value Mead Honey Wines Australia are one of the very few commercial meaderies in Australia selling mead in 750ml bottles instead of 375 or 500ml. Next time you’re about to buy, scale up the price to what it would be if it were a standard 750ml wine bottle size and see if you still think it’s a good price.

Is mead and mead wine the same?

The term honey wine is sometimes used as a synonym for mead, although wine is typically defined to be the product of fermented berries or certain other fruits, and some cultures have honey wines that are distinct from mead.

What is the best mead to buy?

Here are the best meads to try right now.

  • Best Overall: Oliver Camelot Mead.
  • Best Dry: Sky River Dry Mead.
  • Best Sweet: Chaucer’s Mead.
  • Best Semi-Sweet: Redstone Meadery Traditional Honey Wine.
  • Best Made With Organic Honey: Moonlight Meadery.
  • Best Sparkling: Enlightenment Wines ‘Raise the Roof’ Pét-Nat Mead.

What did Vikings drink?

Vikings brewed their own beer, mead, and wine. Mead, however (often considered a drink of royalty), was most likely reserved for special occasions.

What did Vikings drink to get drunk?

The Vikings drank strong beer at festive occasions, together with the popular drink of mead. Mead was a sweet, fermented drink made from honey, water and spices. Wine made from grapes was also known of, but had to be imported, from France, for example.

Who makes the best mead in the world?


Name Ratings Score
1 Schramm’s Heather Traditional Schramm’s Mead Ferndale, Michigan 17
2 Superstition Super Bee Superstition Meadery Prescott, Arizona 18
3 Medovina Sweet Melissa Medovina Meadery Niwot, Colorado 101
4 Pasieka Jaros Półtorak Pasieka Maciej Jaros Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland 22

What kind of wine is used to make mead?

Morat — Morat blends honey and Mulberries. Mulsum — Mulsum is not a true mead, but is unfermented honey blended with a high-alcohol wine. Omphacomel — A mediæval mead recipe that blends honey with ver-juice; could therefore be considered a variety of pyment ( qv ).

Who are the beekeepers at honey wines Australia?

We at Honey Wines Australia are beekeepers as well as mead makers. Our hard working bees visited around one million flowers to produce each bottle and flew 44,000km.

Where was the first mead made in Australia?

For many years, pretty much the only maker of mead in this country (apart from a handful of very smaller regional producers and a few keen home brewers) was Maxwell in McLaren Vale, and mead consumers were dismissed as people who liked to dress up as Vikings, or indulged in medieval role play and drank honey wine from tankards.

What kind of honey is used to make mead?

Made from macadamia blossom honey sourced in spring 2018 from an orchard with clover flowering under the trees, this is a bright, clear, still, wine-like dry mead that would sit on your dining table very comfortably alongside the kind of food you’d match with, say, a pinot gris (herby fish dishes, for example).