Foraging & Mead-Making
Learn to forage, & make 4.5 litres of wild Mead to take home, equipped to make your own in future!
- 115 British pounds£115
- Chepstow & Caldicot (exact location sent after booking)
I have teamed up with the lovely lads at Wye Valley Meadery, who magically combine their love of nature, with their passion for brewing & beekeeping. They create innovative award-winning products by taking the world's oldest form of alcohol, & giving it a modern twist, so it makes perfect sense for us to make wild Mead together! Forget the idea that Welsh Mead is sweet & strong & something drunk by druids & monks! With mounting quantities of honey mead from their bees foraging the local area & a desire to drink something different, Matt & Kit began creating session-strength Meads, with great ingredients & delicious flavours; their resulting Mead is a marriage of modern brewing techniques applied to the most ancient beverage. They create sparkling, medium sweetness, flavourful Mead with the best quality ingredients, plus yeast & time. Their final award-winning products speak for themselves, as featured on the Hairy Bikers, ITV's Coast & Country & Kate Humble's Escape to the Farm! We will put a unique twist on their creations, by using ingredients which you will forage, creating a truly one-off delicious beverage, which nobody on the planet will have tasted before! We will meet at an especially bountiful spot on the Severn Estuary, where I will lead you on a forage & introduce you to all of the wild plants in season with fabulous flavours, such as orange notes from pine species, a multitude of flowers with rich sweet flavours, fruits such as wild plums, pears & apples, carroty notes from salt marsh plants, seeds & roots with incredible aromatics, spices, herbs & much much more; there will be a myriad of wild Summer flavours available for you to select your favourite ingredients from! Once we have gathered wild ingredients which take your fancy, we will take a short drive in convoy to Wye Valley Meadery HQ, where you will be greeted with tasters of their divine concoctions, & we will learn about all things Mead! We will cover all the basics, equipping you with the skills to reliably make mead for yourself at home in future. You will make 4.5 litres of your own mead to take home with you in a demijohn with an airlock & bung, with instructions for how to care for your mead at home until it is ready to be drunk in about 6 weeks. Packed with foraged flavour, over half honey by volume before fermentation, your twist on traditional mead will be sweet, rich & moreish, a bottle of liquid gold! Ages 18+
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