what is mead

One of the draws is that Mead can be almost whatever you want it to be.  To say "do you like Mead?" would be like asking "do you like wine?".  It can be sweet.  It can be dry. It can be in between. It can be fruity. it can be tart. It can be hoppy.  It can be still or it can be carbonated. It can be 20% alcohol by volume or as low 6%.

It must be 51% fermented from Honey, and wow, can the type of honey make a difference!

Mead is a Honey-wine, but there is Honey-wine that is not mead. White wine with honey added is not mead, it is a trick.

We've all had bad beer or wine.  We've all had good beer or wine we didn't like.  Tasting one or two meads that don't enthrall you doesn't mean you don't like mead, it just means you haven't found the style you like yet.  Get at it! Explore!  Carbonated meads, still meads, fruit meads, herb meads, thick meads, thin meads, refreshing meads, dessert meads...try all the meads!