It is not a wine as it does not contain grapes, and white wines flavored with honey are just cheap imitations of the real thing and often have much lower alcohol content then real mead. Genuine mead is smooth and highly intoxicating.
If grape juice is added before fermentation, it's called Pyment.
If other fruit juices or puree's (such as strawberries or blueberries) it's called Melomel.
If malts, grains and/or hops are added to a mixture of mostly honey and water, it's called Braggot.
If apple juice is added before fermentation, it's Cyser.
If herbs or spices are added it's Metheglin.
Mead predates all known forms of alcohol. Originally it was made with honey, water and wild yeasts, but nowadays it's usually made with cultured yeast strains.
The term honeymoon comes from the practice of drinking mead for the first month after a marriage.
Wine made from honey.
Roughly brewed like this:
Water and honey are transformed into wine by "usual" means.
Afterwards, the basic honey is put into the wine again to make it sweeter (better) and some herbs are added for further improvement of the taste. Recipes vary greatly.
First people who made "mead" were the vikings. Since then always been somewhat popular in many regions of the world.
This stuff was the reason for vikings' being so cool.
Usually will get you drunk fast if you are not used to this special kind of alcohol.
Best served either cold or hot.
Warm mead is like warm beer: tasting somewhat shitty in comparison to the cooled stuff.
Possible mixdrinks are:
50% cherry juice
even sweeter than the pure stuff.
unique taste. For those who think mead to sweet.
Guy A: It's 45°C in here and you're drinking alc?
Guy B: Not random alc. This is mead dude. Have a gulp.
Guy A: Woah, cool and real tasty. Can I have more?
Guy A: I'm freezing to death just now.
Guy B: Here. Take a cup of hot mead.
Guy A: *drinks* ... Hey, much better. It's warming from the inside...
Watch out! This stuff is highly addictive.
Dairy Mead being milk
Poison Mead being milk
Solid Mead being Ice.
Tead being Tea
C'eed being coffee
Potato starch extract mead being Vodka, and so on
And actual Mead (Honey-Wine) is known as water.
Conor:" Head have some mead to quench your thirst"