Monday, November 28, 2011

Ben's Bubbly: Redstone Meadery Black Raspberry Nectar

Ben has been quite busy this past week. He continues crawling all over the place and is starting to cruise. His favorite game continues to be playing with the cats. One cat still wants nothing to do with Ben, but the other is a good sport when he gets a handful of fur. This past week at daycare he discovered that his friends have hair, too. The caregiver told mom that as she was laying one of the other babies down for a nap she heard a scream from the other room. She rushed out to see what was the matter only to find our dear little Ben on top of one of his older classmates smiling away with two fistfuls of hair. I guess we shouldn't be surprised as the easiest way to get him to laugh at home is letting him pull our hair. In terms of new life skills, he has started to understand how to high five. He now slaps any open palm near him. He really is getting cuter every week!

Redstone Meadery, Black Raspberry Nectar

This is the first time I've posted on mead. For those of you that don't know, mead is often considered honey wine. While most purists would claim that mead is not wine, meaderies (along with those that make cider and perry) are licensed as wineries. In fact, Redstone Meadery might be biggest winery in Colorado. They have an advantage as they can produce mead year round and don't have to wait for a short harvest season.

Dark pink color, this slightly sparkling mead looks like the color of a jolly rancher. It smells like a low-sugar natural soda with a bouquet of raspberries and honeycomb. I was expecting lots of sweetness from the nose, but only a hint of raspberry and loads of dried honey were to be found on the palate. This is not going to make oenophiles scratch their heads while deep in thought, but it is refreshing and might make a good change of pace or simple summertime sipper. 8% abv Purchased $20 Average/Good

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