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    BrimmingHorn and I got married this weekend! Yay!!!

    And here we are...


    But I'm also writing 'cause I wanted to show you guys the mead we made for the wedding (We had two meads we made, an Irish Red Ale that he made, and plenty of DFH)

    The first is Weiss Frau, a Müller-Thurgau pyment with added Elderflowers


    The second is Donar's Blessing, a Cabernet Franc pyment aged on oak


    Beautiful, aren't they? Unfortunately guests got wine bottle happy and ended up taking most of the leftovers. We have 2 bottles of Donar's Blessing left to age, and perhaps 4 of the Weiss Frau. Most seemed to prefer the Donar's Blessing!
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    Awesome and Congrats!
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    Congratulations with Many Happy Returns of the Day!

    It looks like you had a lovely day, in one of Delaware's unbeatable State Parks?

    May your meads and your marriage age well!
    Making Mead With TLC since 2010

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    Congrats :-)
    From the foaming mead-horns, with the choicest pure liquor,
    Which the bees collect, and do not enjoy.
    Mead distilled sparkling, its praise is everywhere.
    -- Kanu y Med (Song of Mead)

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    Congratulations!
    Bees stole my signature file!

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    Congrats! Both you and your meads look awesome!
    "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
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlchemist View Post
    Congratulations with Many Happy Returns of the Day!

    It looks like you had a lovely day, in one of Delaware's unbeatable State Parks?

    May your meads and your marriage age well!
    Yes! It was at Trap Pond State Park!

    Thanks everybody!

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    Congrats! Best of luck to you both on your new adventure!
    "The single biggest threat to our planet is the destruction of habitat and along the way the loss of precious wildlife. We need to reach a balance where people, habitat and wildlife can co-exist -- if we don't, everyone loses...one day...Since when has killing a wild animal, eating it or wearing it, ever saved a species?" - Stephen Robert Irwin (1962 - 2006)

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    Ditto the sentiment of the others. Well done both, but with a tiny bit of jealousy.

    Cabernet Franc eh ?. We can't locate any source for those grapes, and for my preferred red wines I do enjoy the likes of St Emillion, Chateau Neuf du Pape, etc.

    So the closest I've managed is the Merlot and Tempranillo pyments that I pressed on Sunday and I started the Syrah/Shiraz pyment last night.

    Still, good on yer both.
    here's me home brewing blog (if anyones interested....)
    and don't forget
    What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away! Tom Waits.....

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    Congrats! And remember mead for your honeymoon

    "In Celtic cultures, Mead was believed to enhance virility and fertility, while also contributing supposed aphrodisiac qualities. As a result, Mead quickly found its way into Irish wedding ceremonies. In fact, the term “honeymoon” is believed to have stemmed from the Irish tradition of newlyweds drinking honey wine everyday for one full moon (a month) after their weddings. Today, some Irish weddings still include a traditional Mead toast to the newlyweds as a fair tribute to times and well wishes of both old and new."
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    Yayayayayayayaay!

    Many congratulations for a long and happy marriage!

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    "North, East, South, and West,
    offering you blessings wherever you go"

    Well done, you two look great and the setting is beautiful. Here is to a long and happy marriage. And I have to say your guests are quite lucky, anybody can buy wine for a wedding but few get to try mead from the bride and grooms own hand.
    The Key of Joy is disobedience

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    Default Congrats...

    ...wishing you both many happy years of love, luck and health.

    Rosie

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