The Celebratory DrinkMead has lost its popularity over the years to the sweet taste of wine. When people think of mead they often think of medieval men and women drinking down a rough alcoholic beverage. We picture vikings, knights and kings toasting to success and victory. What many people don't know is that mead is actually very sweet and easy to make.
Mead dates back so far that it is hard to pin point the exact origin of the ancient drink. Historians believe that it was made accidentally discovered by the people of early civilizations in Ancient India and is the very first known alcoholic beverage. Mead is a very basic drink containing only fermented honey and water. It is the only alcoholic beverage that can be created naturally without the help of man. It is possible that man's first experience with intoxication came from honey in an old tree trunk that was diluted by rain water and fermented by wild yeasts.