Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, or "Vinny" for short. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the technical aspects of winemaking to the fine points of etiquette. I hope you find my answers educational and even amusing. Looking for a particular answer? Check my archive and my FAQs. You can also follow me on Twitter: @AskDrVinny.
What kind of food should I serve with mead honey wine?
Mead, nicknamed "honey wine," is a beverage made from fermented honey and water. There are many different versions of mead out there, and many of them tend to be on the sweet side. I like mead best served chilled, and when pairing it with food, think of dishes that can stand up to noticeable sweetness, like strong cheeses or hearty stews. Some Ethiopian restaurants serve "tej," the Ethiopian version of mead, which pairs nicely with the traditional spicy vegetable and meat dishes. Of course, you can't go wrong serving mead with a reading of Beowulf (a nod to fans of Old English epic poems).
Do you have a question for Dr. Vinny? Ask it here...
Learn to taste wine like a pro, pull a cork with flair, get great wine service in a restaurant and more
Learn from the experts and get the most out of each sip. Take one of our online courses or take them all—from the ABCs of Tasting to in-depth seminars on Food Pairing, California Cabernet, Bordeaux, Tuscany, Sensory Evaluation and more.
Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash