2-18-20 Tonight at 9PM ET GotMead Live will be talking with Marina Marchese, the Honey Sommelier. Marina will be speaking at MeadCon 2020 this year, talking about honey sensory analysis and dong a live honey tasting.

Carla Marina Marchese is a member of the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, where she received her formal training as a honey sensory expert. Her book, The Honey Connoisseur co-authored with Kim Flottum (editor of Bee Culture Magazine) parallels the concept of terroir to single – origin honey directly matching floral sources to flavors and conceived the first U.S. honey aroma and flavor wheel. In 2011, Marina established The American Honey Tasting Society as the resource for honey sensory education in the United States. An apiculturist, Marina has also successfully completed the Charles Mraz Apitherapy Course, twice,  achieving a deep understanding of products of the beehive and their applications to health and healing. 

An avid world traveler, Marina has had the opportunity to taste hundreds of new and old world honeys maintaining an impressive private library of honey samples. Most of Marina’s work today is consulting for culinary professionals as well as sourcing rare, exotic and exquisite honeys for some of the finest chefs around the country. She is available to create and style honey menus and events or lead guided sensory educational courses for those who would like to train their senses to identify flavors, floral sources, crystallization and defects in honey.

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Coming up:
  • Feb 25 – Roger Wanner and Joe Abruzzo – WA MeadWerks – Start Up on a Shoestring
  • March 3 – TBA
  • March 10, 17 and 24th off for MeadCon final prep, the event, and recovery (I’ll have no voice)
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