Why Calorie Content for Alcohol is Pointless

We are constantly asked about the calorie content for our various products, which on the face of it appears to be a very reasonable question. Lots of products have the nutrition information on them, including a handful of alcoholic beverages. It seems like useful information, right? Ignoring for a moment the fact that the lawContinue reading “Why Calorie Content for Alcohol is Pointless”

Is Mead a Panacea?

There has been a good bit of hoopla recently about a new wonder drink called Elixir. The long and the short of it is that it’s a mead made through a (controlled) wild fermentation which has demonstrated extraordinary antibiotic properties.  Elixir is being hailed by the denizens of the internet as a drink to cureContinue reading “Is Mead a Panacea?”

Save Water: Brew Mead

Water seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. Out here in Vermont, we’ve only had two days without rain in the last three weeks while the historic droughts in the West are a constant topic of conversation. It’s difficult to get a water footprint of mead (believe us, we’ve tried) because there are soContinue reading “Save Water: Brew Mead”

Forward to the New Year!

So, this is cool: Ricky the Meadmaker was featured in an article in the Daily Forward about the history of mead and Rosh Hashanah. You can read just his bit here, or click on the link below the excerpt to read the whole article! Mead once held some significance for American Jews. Ricky Klein, whoContinue reading “Forward to the New Year!”

We Beat NPR!

Well, only sort of. And only about one thing… BUT, it turns out, we’re trendsetters: Two days after the Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel became available here at Groennfell, NPR wrote an article about it! The newest item for sale in our online store is the Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel developed by the Honey and Pollination Center atContinue reading “We Beat NPR!”

Ask the Meadmaker Ep. 9 – Meta Questions

In which Ricky the Meadmaker demonstrates how (not) to answer the most common questions about Groennfell mead. Also starring: Pat Cope, Scott McFarland, & Kelly Klein. Further Reading:What is mead?Isn’t mead sweet?How old is mead?Is mead beer or wine?Picking a yeast strainYeast in meadMeaning of Groennfell