Crafted Artisan Meadery is located in Mogadore, Ohio. If you’re not lucky enough to live near their tasting room, they do distribute to several states, and even have an online Mead club that will ship you a selection of their wares quarterly.
Planet of the Grapes
As a peanut butter and jelly flavored mead, this was rather unique. A sparkling mead; the effervescence made for a light and sweet experience. It has a strong, but pleasant grape nose. The color is a very deep, rich red with the slightest hint of purple to it. Given its dark red color, you might expect this to be a dry mead, as a grape wine might present itself. However, this was quite sweet. But the carbonation and the acidity balance it nicely so it isn’t overwhelming. It has a very faint trace of peanut flavor in the finish, giving it that familiar pb&j experience. Not knowing ahead of time that peanut was in this drink, you might not be able to place it. Including any kind of nut flavoring in a drink is a pretty tall order as the oil doesn’t mix well, and that is where most of the flavor is located.
Overall, this was a very pleasant drink, and something that you’ll remember experiencing.