SKANEATELES, NY — There is something about winter that makes many people revert to primal tastes. Put that element together with a certain calendar date — such as St. Patrick’s Day — and the result is a “Luck of the Irish Mead Celebration.”
The event is scheduled for March 19-20, the weekend of St. Patrick’s week, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Montezuma Winery and Hidden Marsh Distillery.
Mead, historically the drink of Irish kings, may well be the oldest alcoholic drink known to man. The honey flavor is dominant, but floral notes are common and there are several styles of the finished product.
Montezuma/Hidden Marsh will be pairing samples of various meads with a variety of Irish foods, as well as providing a demonstration of how mead is created from water, yeast and honey. Admission is $3 per person (free for Montezuma case club members), with no reservations required.
The winery/distillery produces BEE brand vodka from honey as well as apple brandy, honey brandy, maple liqueur and raspberry liqueur. The facility is located at 2981 Auburn Road. Phone: (315) 568-8190.
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