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andrewschwab
10-12-2009, 10:36 PM
She does it again....

http://www.greenevillesun.com/story/305948

Oskaar
10-13-2009, 03:35 AM
Interestingly I had reserved tickets to go to this event because I want to start drawing more international participants to Got Mead, as well as attract more European Meadmakers to the Mazer Cup. I've been in contact with an Italian Meadery, and one of the the Slovak meaderies who competed in the Mazer Cup International, Vcelovina (VUH-chel-oh-vina) took a Gold and a Silver Medal in Montpelier.

Vcelovina's Bohemiana brand was awarded the gold medal in the Traditional Mead category, and their new brand of mead, Pressburger was awarded the silver in metheglin.

Another reason that I wanted to go (aside from the location and venue) is that Montpelier is the region that K1-V1116 came from, in the Languedoc region of France. That area is rapidly growing in high quality wine production and I really wanted to check it out, but unfortunately we were in a very tight project time line at the office and I was unable to go.

Cheers,

Oskaar

Medsen Fey
10-13-2009, 10:20 AM
That Sourwood honey is really, really good. The flavor can easily be overwhelmed, but it makes some nice mead.

andrewschwab
10-14-2009, 12:45 AM
She was at our state beekeeping convention a couple years ago. Very nice women.
Then I come across her at a national bee convention, she was looking for someone to make her a mead with her honey. This was 2 years ago. BUT it may be worth contacting her if you live close, and can give top notch results.

afdoty
10-14-2009, 05:19 AM
She was at our state beekeeping convention a couple years ago. Very nice women.
Then I come across her at a national bee convention, she was looking for someone to make her a mead with her honey. This was 2 years ago. BUT it may be worth contacting her if you live close, and can give top notch results.

Sourwood makes an excellent traditional mead...I've done 2 traditional batches to date and have used it in a peach Mel. The flavor is floral, very sutile and light. And from the sounds of her honey, it would be something to die for…almost die for.

FYI: I picked up 20# Summer Thistle Honey in VA once and found that it was very similar to the Sourwood...and a couple $ cheaper.

wildoates
10-14-2009, 11:21 AM
Sourwood makes an excellent traditional mead...I've done 2 traditional batches to date and have used it in a peach Mel. The flavor is floral, very sutile and light. And from the sounds of her honey, it would be something to die for…almost die for.

FYI: I picked up 20# Summer Thistle Honey in VA once and found that it was very similar to the Sourwood...and a couple $ cheaper.

Almost. :)

I really love how the bees do 99.99% of the work, and humans get the credit.

WRATHWILDE
10-14-2009, 11:31 AM
Nice to see they won again. This is where I've been getting all of my Sourwood honey for years. Expensive, but worth it.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde