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Terry Cox
10-20-2003, 07:27 PM
What is considered the traditional and/or proper way of serving mead? I have always had mine in a generic pint mug, but was wondering if there was a specific vessel for the partaking of mead.

thanks

Vicky Rowe
10-21-2003, 09:48 AM
I use wine glasses, so I can swirl the mead more effectively. And it gives me an excuse to use the crystal I got for my wedding too!

Chauvan
10-21-2003, 10:02 AM
Last time I had mead I had it at a ren faire and I used my drinking horn. I don't know about traditional, but it sure held a lot. ;D

Dan McFeeley
10-21-2003, 05:21 PM
What is considered the traditional and/or proper way of serving mead? I have always had mine in a generic pint mug, but was wondering if there was a specific vessel for the partaking of mead.



The closest thing to a traditional vessel for serving mead was
the mazer, but these were actually wooden drinking bowls,
used for other beverages besides mead.

A good wine glass would be best for serving mead. Mead is
appreciated and enjoyed for qualities also found in wine, i.e.,
color, clarity, taste, aroma and bouquet. Wine glasses are
especially designed to allow full enjoyment of these qualities.
They capture and enhance aroma and bouquet, you can
hold the glass up to the light and enjoy the amber clarity of
a good mead, taste, swirl, and taste again. A wide mouthed
bowl like a mazer, or even a drinking horn can give a nice
sense of history in drinking mead, but some of the sensory
qualities of a good mead can be muted.