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10-29-19 We’re back after a break due to some scheduling conflicts. Tonight we’re talking with Sergio Moutela, owner of Melovino Meadery and President of the American Mead Makers Association. He is also the guy who created the TOSNA protocol for mead making which he hosts on Mead Made Right. And he’s launched a mead podcast that is excellent. which you can listen to on the MMR website.

You can tell Sergio has been up to a lot of mead stuff, and he never seems to slow down. We’re not even sure he sleeps! Melovino is possibly the fastest growing meadery in the country, and was the first meadery in New Jersey. This year was 5 years open, and Sergio now has a Mead Bar where he serves a constantly rotating list of session meads. Much to the chagrin to those of us who can’t get up there to try them, lol. You can’t get these shipped, they are Mead Bar only offerings.

Sergio is also active in working to change alcoholic beverage laws in NJ, and has been instrumental in getting his state to change the laws to make it easier for meaderies to start and operate.

One of the fun things he’s been doing is trying lots of interesting recipes, many of which end up on the Mead Made Right recipe database. He has a pretty good (and in some ways twisted) imagination and comes up with a lot of really tasty meads. They’re certainly flying out of the meadery and off the shelves!

Tonight we’re going to talk about pyments, beer style meads, weirdomels and recipe creation, and also about a couple surprises! Join us to check it out. See you tonight!

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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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