Mead Lover's Digest #0299 Tue 3 May 1994


Forum for Discussion of Mead Making and Consuming
Dick Dunn, Digest Coordinator



Re: Old Chaucers (Jane Beckman)
WWW Mead Page (Forrest Cook)


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Subject: Re:  Old Chaucers
From: (Jane Beckman)
Date: Mon, 2 May 94 09:55:13 PDT

> Kinda reminded
>me of a smell I caught from a bottle of Chaucers (probably poorly stored!).

Then again… About ten years ago, I won a case of Chaucer's in a contest.
(Grin.) Well, I steadily drank my way through it with great savor, storing
it with my general wine—my "cellar," a cool closet, stored on its side,
etc. (The past four years, I've had a *real* cellar for the stuff–old
fruit cellar in a basement.) Well, last year I found a leftover bottle
and decided to try it. Hmm, I didn't know you could make sherry out of
mead, until then… Yep, hard-core deterioration. Still drinkable, but not
much like mead… Oddly, another bottle of a friend's dry mead, from the
same era, turned out to still be pretty reasonable. Go figure.



Subject: WWW Mead Page
From: Forrest Cook <>
Date: Tue, 03 May 1994 18:51:41 -0600

I've thrown together a www page for mead brewing, the url is:

I'm open to suggestions and would love more general purpose reference
material pertaining to honey, yeast, and meads in general.
I'm also looking for some nice small gif files with things like bee hives
and honeycombs or anything else mead like.

If you haven't heard of www (World Wide Web) or Mosaic, it is a fairly
new way of perusing the net via hypertext pages which live around the world.
Graphics, movies, sounds, formatted and unformatted text are all available
via simple mouse operations.
It's FUN!

Forrest Cook

End of Mead Lover's Digest #299