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Discussion in 'Community' started by The Ancient Mariner, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Gotcha. Yeah, that's really high. Mead here in the States is more of a wine and seems to be consumed more like a wine. It's not a huge market right now so I guess that's the easiest sell.
     
  2. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Mead is just honey wine, isn't it? All the ones I've had were.
     
  3. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    I've never had mead before, but I'd really like to try it sometime.
     
  4. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    As far as I know it's just honey wine, yeah. According to @Zare it has some international versions that are slightly different.
     
  5. Saapanael

    Saapanael Life beyond these walls has great things in store.

    The mead we have is more like honey beer.
     
  6. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

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  7. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    Are you the only person who does this Dio thing, Knicks?
     
  8. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Others are welcome to take up the ritual, I won't be greedy!

    But yes, it's currently my own nerdy, stupid annual celebration.
     
  9. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Just mead? No wenches?
     
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  10. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    On mead and "honey wine"/"honey beer"; If we take into account that a normal definition of beer is a drink made by fermentation of grains, and wine is a drink made by fermentation of grapes (or in a wider definition, any fruit or berry) I don't think mead can be classified as either. So whether you call it one or the other must be down to what the local variety resembles most.

    I'd expect something made by fermenting honey to have very little of the "bread-like" character of something made from grains. In other words, I'd expect mead to have more in common with wine than with beer, taste-wise. But I'm sure there are varieties of all three that will go against any conventions and expectations. I have myself tasted beers that definitely had a wine-like character.
     
  11. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    If my uncle was a member of this place, we might be talking about marijuana growing ideas.
     
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    It ranges from sickeningly sweet weak wine like stuff to something that's a bit more like a spirit, but sweet.
     
  13. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Here's something from a local vendor

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  14. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    I definitely think we should do an international booze swap
     
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  15. Saapanael

    Saapanael Life beyond these walls has great things in store.

    I ate a hyuuuge lunch at work. There’s some tasty-looking bread I’d like to try as well, but I’m 100% full.
     
  16. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    I'm up for this. Btw, in ex-Yu we have sort of a beverage gender. The name will have the source (fruit or plant) and gender suffix which denotes liquor (usually female), or spirit (usually male). There are exceptions if the word has been used for a toponym prior to the beverage. The ruleset can be shrunk to; if there are two variants and one doesn't end with an "a", that's the spirit, the other is liqour. If both end with an "a" the simpler word will be liquor, the longer or the one with more consonants a spirit.

    My fav : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelinkovac

    This one does not have a liquor variant as far as I know ;)
     
  17. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Interesting!
     
  18. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    How about an alcohol survivor?
     
  19. Saapanael

    Saapanael Life beyond these walls has great things in store.

    You can’t even drink, Diesel!
     
  20. Saapanael

    Saapanael Life beyond these walls has great things in store.

    The above sentence could be used for one of those with-and-without comma comparisons.
     

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