Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: Rocky Mountain Meadery 'Grand Example of Simple Complexity'

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rocky Mountain Meadery 'Grand Example of Simple Complexity'

Honey wines, otherwise known as meads, conjure up images of Beowolf and Grendel, King Arthur and the Round Table, and other Medieval images of Knights of Old. One artisan producer of the beverage is located right here in Palisade. Meadery of the Rockies has been producing its honey wines for more than a dozen years.

The blog, Ramblings of a Beer Guy, enthuses about the Meadery's product line. Under the headline,"In a World of Beer, Is There Room For Other Libations?" the Beer Guy wrote:

"I was drug swiftly into the mead world by the Meadery of the Rockies. They are located in Palisade Colorado, and they produce a very nice mead. It is a grand example of simple complexity. They use California Orange Blossom honey exclusively, and masterfully convert it into several variations. They produce 4 standard "SHOW" mead variations:
King Arthur (Dry) Lancelot (medium dry) Guinevere (semi-sweet) Camelot (sweet) as well as a host of fruit blended mead and even a Honey Sher├ę."

"The show mead is what hooked me. It is simple enough that the inexperienced mead drinker can simply say "Oh That's good" but complex enough that you will eventually fall in love with the complexity of the bouquet and the flavor that screams honey from every corner of the glass!"

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