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  1. #1
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    Default Today was Saint Ambrose Day

    The patron Saint of beekeepers and candlemakers. I need all the help I can get!

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    Is there a patron saint of wine making, much less mead making?
    Bees stole my signature file!

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    Google knows everything.

    According to Wikipedia, "A vigneron is someone who cultivates a vineyard for winemaking. The word connotes or emphasizes the critical role that vineyard placement and maintenance has in the production of high-quality wine.[2] The term, French for someone who works in a vineyard, is used in Australia[3][4][5] and when referring to a winemaker from France.[6][7] Vincent of Saragossa is the patron saint of vignerons."

    Just skimming other google hits, St Brigid is patron saint of beer, Saint John is the patron saint of beekeepers, although I think this page had the most concise information, although really, it's all of questionable veracity anyway

    "The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
    "When you consider that laziness and procrastination are the fundamentals of great mead, it is a miracle that the mazer cup happens." Medsen Fey, 2014
    "Sure it can be done. I've never heard of it, but I do things I've never heard if all the time. That is the beauty of being a brewer!" - Loveofrose, 2014
    "I tend to....um, er, experiment, and go outside the box. Sometimes outside the whole department store." - Ebonhawk, 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkboy View Post
    Is there a patron saint of wine making, much less mead making?
    Saint Vincent
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    I'm just loving that there is a Patron Saint of beekeeping. I think I'd like to get better acquainted with The Saints.
    Making Mead With TLC since 2010

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    I'm converting to Catholicism for my wife and we've recently been talking about saints. Did many google searches for mead related saints. Came across two that really can be linked closely to mead. The first is Saint Ambrose due to the legend of early childhood. Wikipedia reads "There is a legend that as an infant, a swarm of bee settled on his face while he lay in his cradle, leaving behind a drop of honey. His father considered this a sign of his future eloquence and honeyed tongue. For this reason, bees and beehives often appear in the saint's symbology."

    Next is Saint Bartholomew who is linked through a celebration with drinking mead during St. Bartholomew's day. Here's the link

    http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictiona...omew's+Day

    Which one do you think is the patron Saint of mead? or are they both equals?
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