My fellow ladies and gentleman, along with thyself, attended the iconic and legendary Maryland Renaissance Festival this past Sunday. After going for nearly a decade now I still find myself immersed and transformed in all the splendor and all the pageantry that comes with said event. And all the food and booze too
There’s two distinct wines that are served at this wonderful party. The Mead is the official wine of the RenFest. I love honey and in the many forms that it’s produced. And I love when honey is added to many of my foods, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
However, when it comes to this, it’s an acquired taste. It’s a bit sweeter than most of the fruity wines I’ve tried over the years, and at least for me, it takes some time to complete. In a way I do like that. It’s to be savored and not engulfed at a rapid pace. I know many a peer and pal that love the mead.
When served with various foods that we had, it went down easier. I enjoyed mine with some mixed of cinnamon walnuts and cashews. I think they complemented one another well. I believe this would go well with spicier or heartier meals to counter-balance each others flavors. But the sweet nuts did just fine.
The color of the wine is very distinct and aesthetically pleasing to ones eye.
Whenever I am at this legendary bash I feel compelled to at least order one, even it’s not a favorite of mine. I appreciate the tradition and the sentiment.
Then there’s the raspberry. This one looks beautiful to the eye. That color cannot be mistaken for any other. You know what you’re getting. Well unless you mistakenly pick up this cup that was next to your cup of fruit punch. Then you might think something went awry.
Once again, this is not a preferred flavor of mine. But in the context of this event, it’s perfect. A friend and me shared this cup for a while as it’s also to be taken slowly and not chugged, or headaches will immediately follow thereafter.
I will leave with some photos from the event, and will add more as time goes on!
Hip Hip Huzzah!