Nordic history is resplendent with stories about the origin of mead and how their gods came to enjoy it. Long considered an elixir of love, courage and strength the Nordic Sagas of old tell tales of how gods and mortals alike used it to their advantage. Stories tell of gods giving goddesses cups of mead in hopes of warming their hearts and their bodies to their advances of love.
Did you know that each vintage of honey is unique? Every year the bees can forage in exactly the same area and yet, depending on what the weather does, they will forage more or less on certain flowers. The outcome of this determines the taste of the nectar that is ultimately turned into honey by the bees. As a mead maker I find this fascinating.