Best Mead Recommendations

, or honey wine, while widely available in the Old World, is becoming increasingly popular in the New World. Many states have Meaderies and while shipping may be tricky, our top five Mead recommendations are worth tracking down for St. Patty's Day and beyond. If you have a Mead suggestion or two that you'd like to share, let us know.

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    Chaucer's Mead (California) $16

    Chauce's Mead

    Courtesy of Chaucer's Mead

    Chaucer's Mead spotlights three unique honey profiles: orange blossom, sage and alfalfa. This particular bottle of mead screams, "dessert," and carries a decent dose of sugar in a full body style with rich textures and universal flavor appeal. Serve warm with mulled wine spice or slightly chilled, Chaucer's partners well with a variety of dessert treats or is happy to play the role of dessert itself.

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    Redstone Meadery's Mountain Honey Wine (Colorado) $22

    Redstone Meadery's Mountain Honey Wine

    Courtesy of Redstone Meadery 

    The Redstone Meadery, located in Boulder, Colorado, offers up a traditional mead with their Mountain Honey Wine. Built with a 7:2 ratio of Orange Blossom honey and Wildflower honey, this tasty rendition carries considerable citrus tones along with the honeyed aspects in a medium sweet style. Weighing in at 12% alcohol and medium body, the Mountain Honey Wine is perfectly placed to enjoy chilled or warmed up a bit for cooler climes.

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    Bunratty Mead (Ireland) $16

    Bunratty Mead

    Courtesy Bunratty Mead

    is made in the shadows of Bunratty Castle, built in the 15th century, and overlooking Ireland's famed River Shannon. Carefully crafted from an old Irish recipe that includes honey, white wine and herbs - this Mead is fairly sweet and suitable for a variety of palates and occasions.

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    Oliver Camelot Mead (Indiana) $8

    Oliver Camelot Mead

    Courtesy of Oliver Winery & Vineyards

    With a truly charming label, the Oliver Camelot Mead is crafted in a lighter bodied style with easy going honey aromas and sweeter flavors in full view, but refined by a bit of florality and a hint of acidity. A super St. Patty's Day sipper!

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    Golden Coast Mead Orange Blossom (San Diego) $32

    Golden Coast Meade

    Courtesy of Golden Coast Meade

    Combining the best of Southern California's Orange Blossom honey with spring water, the Golden Coast brings citrus themes on the nose and a lighter body style with 10.5% alcohol. Refreshing and distinct, this particular mead is a versatile aperitif.