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    Ancient drink of mead revived by new fanbase of younger drinkers

    "Regional beer festivals organised by the real ale group Camra now often have well-stocked mead sections."

    Grauniad readers' drink if there ever was...

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...lish-heritage-
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    They had one Mead at the CAMRA festival in Watford recently. If I recall correctly it was from Lyme Bay Winery, the one mentioned in the article. I suppose it could be considered a bit of a fad; but saying that, both the craft beer and gin fads have been successful for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Ancient drink of mead revived by new fanbase of younger drinkers

    "Regional beer festivals organised by the real ale group Camra now often have well-stocked mead sections."

    Grauniad readers' drink if there ever was...

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...lish-heritage-
    I have made mead in the past. The last time was in British Rail days (which were nowhere near as bad as some rabid right wing journalists and politicians claim) when Boots started doing rail offers if you bought a load of stuff from them. The only thing I could think of getting was several large jars of honey which were converted to mead. I don't recall it being that great, maybe Boots honey was rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millay View Post
    They had one Mead at the CAMRA festival in Watford recently. If I recall correctly it was from Lyme Bay Winery, the one mentioned in the article. I suppose it could be considered a bit of a fad; but saying that, both the craft beer and gin fads have been successful for a while.
    It's sold at the Herdwick bar at Lancaster University and actually very popular indeed. That may or may not be a good indicator. Personally I predict rum to be the next fad though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millay View Post
    They had one Mead at the CAMRA festival in Watford recently. If I recall correctly it was from Lyme Bay Winery, the one mentioned in the article. I suppose it could be considered a bit of a fad; but saying that, both the craft beer and gin fads have been successful for a while.
    Craft beer is not a fad.

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    ‘People don’t go out’: the town where half the pubs have vanished

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...urn-lancashire

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    ‘People don’t go out’: the town where half the pubs have vanished

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...urn-lancashire
    Much of the problem is explained within the article,there are many unhelpful wrongs, going on, but the article itself reveals the bigger overall picture as to why many pubs can't/don't survive in certain areas in the modern world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    ‘People don’t go out’: the town where half the pubs have vanished

    https://www.theguardian.com/business...urn-lancashire
    If you sell beer for £2.30 a pint even if its Tetley you are going to fail as a pub.unless you have the buying power and turnover of Wetherspoons.

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