I’ve had the Dithyramb Winery Blueberry Honey Wine a few times now and am starting to understand what it is about. This mix of honey wine (64 percent) and blueberry wine (36 percent) is actually more about the blueberry than the honey.
There have been a few occasions where I haven’t loved (or even liked) the combination of blueberry and honey in a wine. And the premise behind a honey wine flavored with another fruit is you’ll like it if it’s well made and the combination works on your palate.
After popping open the King Arthur from Meadery of the Rockies (the state’s oldest meadery), I was left wondering where the sugar went. Not being a serious mead drinking, I assumed all offerings were super sweet. Like Kool Aid.
The Dithyramb Winery Apple Pie made me think about Thanksgiving. In August. That’s a good thing.
Honey Jack’s bottle suggests something bold. It’s long, sleek,textured and black from head to toe.
Straight mead is a simple drink. It’s honey and water, fermented. That’s about it. The difference from one to the next is often as simple as honey quality, how much sugar was left in the bottle and overall balance of flavors.
Often, wine snobs will raise their noses sky high at the mention of fruit wine. Good. Because that means there’s more for us to raise a glass to. A true wine connoisseur knows that vino comes in all shades of flavors from dry to sweet, light to full bodied, and anything that produces sugar is [...]
It’s not often that a wine can completely trick your olfactory senses into telling your tastebuds the exact wrong flavors to expect. It’s also not that often that a fruit wine actually tastes good on my palate. So the Dithyramb Winery Raspberry Honey Wine (no vintage) is just something of an anomaly. Sean and Candice [...]