Where does Mead Originate?
So claim that mead was the first alcoholic drink, predating wine and beer. The earliest evidence of mead production dates back to 7000 BC from pottery vessels in northern China. Historically, mead was something of a global beverage, it was consumed by Greek Gods on Mt. Olympus, Vikings, and African bushmen. Queen Elizabeth I enjoyed the beverage so much she had her very own secret recipe.
What are the Benefits?
Honey is extremely healthy packing the antioxidants and polyphenols in greater quantities than most fruits and vegetables. Mead is naturally gluten free.
Why is Mead Sustainable?
Bees populate plant life, which in turn consumes greenhouse gases and provides precious oxygen. There is not a more sustainable food than honey, making mead by far the most environmentally friendly alcohol on the planet.
The term ‘honeymoon’ can be traced to the medieval tradition of drinking this honey wine for a full cycle of the moon after marriage. Mead was thought to be an aphrodisiac, and if it was consumed by newlyweds, offspring would hopefully soon follow. A bride’s father would often include enough mead in her dowry to last for a month.
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
― Albert Einstein