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robsauce
02-13-2009, 05:30 PM
A bit of an open ended poll here. Sorry if this has been posted before but I couldn't find anything using the search forums.

What does everyone here use for drinking mead? Coming from a relatively experienced wine drinker there are tons of different stemware available that showcase different styles of wine better than others. Is this the same scenario with mead? So what do you use: a mug just like beer, a snifter, a wine glass?? Does it depend on the style of mead - sparkling, sweet, dry, etc.?

Medsen Fey
02-13-2009, 05:49 PM
I'm not real finicky about which glass I use, but I prefer a good wine glass. I usually use some very inexpensive ones from Wal-mart that are glass and made by Luminarc (http://www.luminarc.org/templates/FicheProduit.aspx?IDReferenceCommercial=C4146). They look okay, are very durable, and are quite large so I capture a lot of aroma in the bulb.

I have tried some high-end glasses but could not appreciate enough difference for it to be worth spending more. Your palate may be more refined than mine.

Oskaar
02-13-2009, 09:15 PM
Here's (http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7733&highlight=show+stems) a link to a previous thread.

Here's (http://216.130.169.39/photos/Stems.jpg) a link to a photo of the stemware I use.

Here's (http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showpost.php?p=66163&postcount=7) a link to an explanation of what meads I like to taste in each of them. Sometimes it varies.

Cheers, Oskaar

Xixist
02-13-2009, 09:55 PM
Hello.
When drinking mead I like to go traditional and use my drinking horn. It is difficult to slosh and it's shape prevents me from setting it down. Heh.

On a more serious note I like to entertain with my mead in brandy snifters. The liquid can be easily inspected and the shape holds in the perfume.
Xixist

fatbloke
02-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Ha! anything as long as it's glass (doesn't feel right to drink it out of a coffee mug ;D).

I'm guessing that because mead is basically "honey wine", but invariably it's served like red wine i.e. not chilled or sparkling, then a "red wine" glass should do the trick.

Of course, if you're serving it cold then a white wine glass or a "champagne flute" for sparkling.

I wouldn't think that brandy snifters would suit, because they're designed to get more air mixed in with the vapours, to "dilute" the vapour so you get the aroma of the whole liquid and not just the alcohol.

but what the hell, it's your mead so it's your choice as to what you want to serve it in!

regards

fatbloke

p.s. Ha! I also have some glasses that are big enough to take a whole 75cl bottle, the only snag is that I have to be careful with them as they're made of very thin glass - so care has to be taken when cleaning them as well 8)

wayneb
02-14-2009, 05:37 PM
p.s. Ha! I also have some glasses that are big enough to take a whole 75cl bottle, the only snag is that I have to be careful with them as they're made of very thin glass - so care has to be taken when cleaning them as well 8)
Especially when cleaning immediately after finishing said bottle! :happy6: