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Sparked_Tiger

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Is there a guide for what mead to drink with your meal like with wine? I cannot remember what the guideline on wine is, but I was wondering if mead had something similar. Me, I do not care honestly. I will drink whatever I am in the mood for. Guidelines and traditions be tossed.
 
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MightyMosin

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I agree with drink what you feel. My driest mead goes well with grilled chicken, but I honestly haven't tried too much pairing so far.
 
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Dan O

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I agree with drink what you feel. My driest mead goes well with grilled chicken, but I honestly haven't tried too much pairing so far.
I'm all for the drink what you're in the mood for. Pairing is for people who have a palette way more sensitive than mine 🤣. Drink what tastes good, enjoy life. Who cares what anybody thinks. 😋😉
 

MightyMosin

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I'm all for the drink what you're in the mood for. Pairing is for people who have a palette way more sensitive than mine 🤣. Drink what tastes good, enjoy life. Who cares what anybody thinks. 😋😉
I believe that the mead making has improved my palette. Doing traditional meads, we don't have much there to sift through with the taste buds. Every time we try a new ingredient we get to catalog that taste.

I'll tell you that I was quickly able to pick up some fusel alcohol odor at a winery, even if it didn't have that taste 😁. That certainly could have used some more time over oak.
 
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edaskew

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Traditional meads ought to be drank as an aperitif. Besides that, it‘s beyond me. Maybe because of mead, we have gotten into the habit of having our wine or mead first and winding down before dinner. Once I’ve had a bite to eat, all I want is water. I never have any alcohol with or after dinner. Thats just me; I’m unusual.
 

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