“Lindisfarne Mead is made at St Aidan’s Winery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, just off the coast of northern England. Lindisfarne mead has been inspired by the island‘s rich history, with roots in medieval days when monks have first inhabited the island of Lindisfarne. It is believed that mead was first produced and enjoyed on the island following the arrival of St. Aidan in AD687, who was brought to Lindisfarne island by King Oswald of Northumbria to establish a monastery. Lindisfarne Limited commenced producing Lindisfarne Mead in 1962, to help capture the deep-rooted historical and cultural overtones of this unique part of the world. Now it is sold throughout the UK and elsewhere.”
It is a unique drink with a lot of history and it is actually something I had never tried before but I was very interested to learn more about it and give it a go!
“St. Aidan’s winery stands in the clear unpolluted atmosphere of this most beautiful island. It has an ABV of 14.5% and is a unique blend of honey and wine with the sweetness of the honey lingering on the palate.”
The best way to describe the drink would be to compare it to a white wine but with honey in. It is refreshing and different and you can actually get different variations too, they also do a spiced one if that was more of your taste!
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