Its origins remain mysterious, but ancient civilisations such as the Greeks and Egyptians are believed to have crafted it in the distant past. The ancient Greeks called it "ambrosia" and believed that it was a drink of the gods. The Vikings believed it to have magical properties. They even had a term for it, "mjöðr," which means "the intoxicating one."
It has a rich and complex flavour that can vary widely depending on the style and ingredients used. Some are light and crisp, while others are rich and full-bodied. Mead can also have a wide range of aromas, including floral, fruity, and spicy notes.
When it comes to serving and pairing, mead enthusiasts can savour its versatility by enjoying it either by itself or alongside a diverse range of foods. Depending on the style and one's personal taste, chill before serving or at room temperature. Some varieties of mead shine as dessert wines, while others harmonise perfectly with spicy or savoury dishes.