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1-2-18 Happy New Year! To start the new year off, we’re visiting with Andrew Lumberto and Bob Slanzi. You all know Bobby, he’s been on the show several times, and usually hangs out in the chat.

Bobby is going to talk about flavor profiles in mead, and creating flavor groupings.

But you might not know Andrew.

Andrew is a Certified Cicerone and a Grandmaster Beer Judge I with a mead certification.He’s also President of the largest fermented appreciation group on Long Island, Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts. He’s been pushing more mead and cider as president.  We’ve had guest speakers like Gidon Coll of Original Sin and Sergio Moutela of Melovino, as well as Bob Slanzi.
He’s been home mead making for about 7 years and felt that mead wasn’t getting as much attention in homebrew competitions as he liked so he started holding yearly mead exams and running mead making classes and mead exam judge prep seminars. In 2016, his club’s yearly competition joined on the East Coast Mead Maker of the Year competition circuit  and he believes they receive the most mead entries in any competition in NY, NJ, & CT.
He’s also recently gained appointment to the Communications Directorate team of the BJCP as Assistant Communications Director.  One of his main goals is to create newsletter content about judging mead since there isn’t much literature on the topic.  He recently wrote an article interviewing some of the top mead judges in the country about various aspects of mead judging. He’ll also be looking to expand that writing with article contributions to the American Mead Makers Association as well.

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Vicky Rowe

Vicky Rowe has been active as a promoter and supporter of the mead industry since the mid-90's with Gotmead.com, and is totally serious about seeing the mead industry take its rightful place as a popular craft beverage on the world recreational drinking stage.

She is also an experienced marketing coach and consultant who has recently decided to focus her marketing expertise exclusively on the craft beverage market to help meaderies, cideries, breweries and distilleries expand their business and get more customers while doing what they love.
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