Mead or honey wine as it is sometimes known is pretty much made in the same way as wine (which is actually very simple to do), except you use honey in place of grapes or other fruit. For mead to be at its best, you really need to let it sit and mature for several months, the longer the better. You can drink it after a month or two, but it will improve with time.
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Wine Infographic - The flavors of wine. I love this. Knowing exactly what scent you're looking for when tasting is essential. When I'm trying to train my nose, I go to the spice market or flower market, and smell everything! I love being able to specify exact scents and differentiate between grape varietals. -Olivia