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    Terry Cox Gotmead Visitor

    Default Traditional Mead Glass/Mug

    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

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    Vicky Rowe Gotmead Visitor

    Default Re: Traditional Mead Glass/Mug

    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!

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    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.

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    Default Re: Traditional Mead Glass/Mug

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Cox
    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.


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