View Full Version : Some people have all the luck!

12-08-2013, 05:28 AM
Some people have all the luck!
I found the following in the local magazine "The Weekly Times" December 2013


Can you believe that? Instant meadery!

12-08-2013, 07:14 AM
Can't read a lot of it, but I gather that a beekeeper found a shed with wooden barrels that had mead in them, and he started a mead business.....

12-08-2013, 11:11 AM
That's incredible! Some people dream about finding a Cobra or a Bugatti in a barn but this would be my dream barn find! (maybe now that last AC Cobra will come my way)

12-08-2013, 02:25 PM
Bit of a bugger to read, but could make out most of it (even without my readers).

A nice find, thanks to the Dad..........

Not so sure about some of the numbers etc, but what the hell, if they're making money at it, and have the requisite licensing, then why the hell on eh !

Chevette Girl
12-08-2013, 09:15 PM
Nice find, although I'm guessing the alcohol laws there are a lot less restrictive than over here... I don't think you'd be able to sell something here that was made before you got your licensing and recipe approval and all that crap, plus in this province anyway, there's no way you'd be able to sell mead at farmer's markets.

12-09-2013, 04:50 AM
Yes. It's a pain. It's expensive, but you can manufacture prior to licence acquisition.
I don't know about recipe approval, and if you have a vintner's licence, now you can sell at farm gate, cellar door or farmer's markets with no further licencing required.
So it is a little slacker, but they make up for it in tariffs.
(After your first $250k takings anyhow)

12-09-2013, 11:15 PM
If I could sell 250k of mead with a 30% profit I would be happy to pay whatever crazy tariff on the revenue above it.

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12-10-2013, 03:09 AM
The tarrif is by volume of alcohol and in %concentration rate brackets.