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Kinsale Wild Red Mead – smooth with Irish Blackcurrants & Cherries


Kinsale Wild Red Mead (12% ABV) is a gorgeous melomel mead fermented off-dry with Irish blackcurrants, dark cherries and pure honey. An amazingly enticing drink with a beautiful, rich colour. It is delicious served at room temperature on its own or with food.

We use Wexford blackcurrants beautifully balanced with the dark cherries, tempered over the hint of honey and matured to a silky smooth finish. A popular choice with wine drinkers who prefer a smoother style. Fantastic in a mulled mead for winter.

Melomel Fruit Meads were Ireland’s medieval red wines made from native wild berries and raw honey and now created anew at Kinsale Mead Co’s meadery in West Cork. As enjoyed by TV chef, John Torode’s Ireland tour programme on RTE and the Food Network.

Naturally Gluten Free. Low in sulfites. 70cl bottle.


Flat Rate Delivery charge to anywhere in Ireland is €7.95, and to the UK is £7.50. FREE Shipping for orders over €90/£85 or 4 bottles. We have a UPS Express Delivery which usually is delivered the next working day (but may all be slower in peak periods.) Full Details page here

All GB orders are shipped from our warehouse in the GB with DPD usually delivered the next working day (but may be slower in peak periods.)

European orders can take up to 14 days so order early. Full Details page here. Includes some links to shops who can ship to many parts of the world. UPS rates between €20.45 and €25.50.

Delivery Ireland:

We have a UPS Express Delivery which usually arrives the next working day (but can be slower at peak periods.)


All GB orders are shipped from our warehouse in Cambridgeshire with DPD and usually arrive the next working day (but can be slower at peak periods.)

Note: We can’t ship out Limited Edition Meads or merchandise to the UK except for Northern Ireland at the moment. Sorry about that.

Europe and rest of the world

We can deliver to some European countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. 

The lovely people at Celtic Whiskey Shop in Dublin, Irish Malts in Cork and Master of Malt in the UK ship to many countries worldwide including some USA states, Australia and New Zealand.

Mead deliveries must be signed for and you must be over 18 years old.


You can add a message to us to or to appear on your delivery docket on the Order notes at the bottom of the Checkout Page. Great for gifting!

Prices and Gifting

Note we do not include and prices on the delivery docket included with the shipment so great for gifts.

Customer Reviews

I ordered the Wild Red Mead as a gift for my partner who had to taste it straight away, and we both love it (Kate F.)

Not only a beautiful beverage but also top notch customer service. Big thanks to Kinsale Mead Co for providing me with this little bottle of joy! (Malwina T.)

More on the honey wine than on the mead side with sweet cherries, currants on the nose. Palate of chokeberry/blueberries with a delicate honey finish (Banurx)

This stuff is so delish. We went to the meadery and did a tour when we moved to Kinsale two Christmas’s ago and had it mulled. Omg. (Sandy S.)

This fantastic Wild Red Mead is made using cherries and Wexford blackcurrants perfectly to create a truly special fruity and zesty mead, absolutely perfect for any mixologist collection (Simon King, Twelve Hotel)

Nice acidity on this one, cleans the palate and wants you to drink more (Giovanni, Italy)

It’s absolutely phenomenal stuff; my girlfriend bought me a bottle of it while she was in Kinsale couple of weeks ago and I’ve just noticed you provide it to my local off-licence 👌🏻 It won’t be my last bottle (Paul, Ireland)

Now that there is an “R” in the month, why not try Kinsale Wild Red Mead with its beautifully balanced flavours of Wexford blackcurrants and sweet dark cherries. (Jean Smullen – Sunday World)


Store the bottles similar to wine, upright in a cool place away from direct sunlight and they should keep for at least two years.

Once opened, store the bottles upright in the fridge. If you have one of those vacuum pump wine bottle closures that pump out the oxygen, all the better. After that the flavour starts to change a little as the air gets to it. Good to drink still or use in cocktails or cooking.

The Atlantic Dry Mead starts to change in flavour after 7 days. The Wild Red Mead and the Hazy Summer Mead are fine for 2 weeks as there are more natural preservatives from the skins. Then they become more port-like.

The Wildflower Mead keeps longer than the others as it’s semi-sweet. Up to 4 weeks if there’s any left by then. Similar for the Barrel Aged and Cask Aged Meads.

Food Pairing

Our go-to dish for Wild Red Mead is sticky barbecue ribs. Put a dash in the marinade and drizzle with honey! Great with Italian dishes with a rich tomato sauce or with medieval feast dishes such as roast duck or venison, sausages and black pudding. Lovely with strong cheeses or good quality chocolate. We love it with Chocolate brownies too.


The judges really like the Wild Red Mead and it has been awarded Gold at the Blas na hEireann – Irish Food Awards again in 2023, Gold at the Free From Food Awards. In 2022 it won Gold at the International Mazer Cup, the World Cup of Mead. and in 2024 Gold at European MMC.


Dit is mooie mix van Spaanse boshoning, Ierse cassis en zoete zwarte kersen om een ​​verrassend aantrekkelijke drank te creëren met een prachtige kleur, een fruitige en pittige smaak, getemperd door een vleugje honing. Afgewerkt en gerijpt op 12% ABV en lichtzoet, Iichte honingsmaak en zachte afdronk.

Wild Red Mead is geïnspireerd op de beroemde roodharige piraat van Kinsale, Anne Bonny, geboren in de buurt van de hoge klif van het voormalige hoofd van Kinsale.

Winnaar van de gouden medaille bij de Blas na hEireann Awards, European MMC en de International Mazer Cup.


Il s’agit d’un miel de forêt, de cassis Irlandaises et de cerises noires douces pour créer une boisson étonnamment attrayante avec une belle couleur, une saveur fruitée et zestée, tempérée par un soupçon de miel.

Terminé et mûri à 12% ABV et demi-sec. Wild Red Mead s’inspire de la célèbre pirate à tête rouge de Kinsale, Anne Bonny, née près de la haute falaise de l’ancien chef de Kinsale.

Gagnant de la médaille d’or aux Blas na hEireann Awards, European MMC et aux International Mazer Cup.


Ein erfrischender Melomel oder Fruchtmet, der aus spanischen Waldhonig, schwarzen Johannisbeeren aus Wexford und süßen dunklen Kirschen hergestellt wird. Ein unglaublich verführerisches Getränk mit wunderschöner Farbe und einem pikant fruchtigen Geschmack, der durch einem Hauch von Honig untermalt wird. Gereift, vollendet und trocken mit 12% Vol. Alk.

Goldmedaillengewinner bei den Blas na hEireann Awards, European MMC et International Mazer Cup.


Este es un refrescante mead de estilo melomel hecho de miel de bosque del norte de España, grosellas negras irlandesas y cerezas dulces oscuras para crear una bebida increíblemente atractiva con un color hermoso, un sabor afrutado con sabor, templado con un toque de miel. Acabado y madurado al 12% ABV y seco.

Wild Red Mead se inspiró en la famosa pirata pelirroja Anne Bonny de Kinsale, quien nació cerca de los altos acantilados del Old Head de Kinsale.

Ganador de la medalla de oro en los premios Blas na hEireann 2023, European MMC  y International Mazer Cup.


Miód owocowy powstały na bazie fermentacji miodu z owocami. O głębokim smaku łączącym irlandzką czarną porzeczkę i słodycz wiśni. Okres dojrzewania: 2 lata. Aksamitny i delikatny finisz. Niewytrawny, obj. alk. 12%.

Nuty smakowe:

Kwaskowata czarna porzeczka Wexford idealnie zbalansowana słodyczą wiśni, nuta miodu i aksamitny finisz.

Do posiłku:

Idealny do prażonych orzechów, owoców morza, oliwek lub słonego sera koziego. Pasuje do tarty cytrynowej lub panna cotta na maślance.

Naturalnie bezglutenowe. Niska zawartość siarczynów.

Miód Kinsale

Nasze wielokrotnie nagradzane miody pitne są uznawane za jedne z najlepszych na świecie. Głębię ich smaków uzyskujemy w wyniku fermentacji starannie wyselekcjonowanego czystego miodu i dojrzałych owoców jagodowych. Nasze miody powstają na kanwie współczesnej, udoskonalonej sztuki miodosytnictwa i charakteryzują się zaskakująco różnorodnym i wszechstronnym zastosowaniem. Mogą być podawane samodzielnie lub jako wyborna alternatywa dla wina do posiłku, lub też jako składnik kojących zmysły koktajli.


Si tratta di un rinfrescante melomel di idromele, fatto di miele di bosco del nord della Spagna, ribes nero irlandese e dolci ciliegie scure per creare una bevanda incredibilmente allettante, con un bel colore, un sapore fruttato e piccante, e una fragranza di miele. Fermentato e invecchiato fino al raggiungimento dei 12% di ABV (Alcohol By Volume).

Wild Red Mead è stato ispirato dalla famosa piratessa di Kinsale dalla chioma rossa, Anne Bonny, nata vicino alle alte scogliere dell’Old Head di Kinsale.

Vincitore della medaglia d’oro al Blas na hEireann Awards nel 2023, European MMC e International Mazer Cup.


Kinsale Wild Red Mead je nádherná melomelová medovina fermentovaná s irským černým rybízem, višněmi a čistým medem. Úžasně lákavý nápoj s krásnou, sytou barvou. Výborně se podává při pokojové teplotě samostatně nebo s jídlem. Wexfordský černý rybíz je krásně vyvážený s tmavými višněmi, temperovaný s nádechem medu a vyzrálý do hedvábně hladkého závěru.

Podáváme s pečenou kachnou, grilovanými žebry nebo klobásami a bohatými rajčatovými italskými pokrmy. Úžasná s tvarohovými prkýnky nebo kvalitní čokoládou. Oblíbená volba u milovníků vína, kteří preferují jemnější styl. Fantastická i na ohřátí během zimních dní. Melomel Fruit Meads byla irská středověká červená vína vyrobená z původních lesních plodů a surového medu a nyní nově vytvořená v medovině Kinsale Mead Co ve West Corku.

Divoká červená medovina se porotcům velmi líbí a byla oceněna zlatem na Blas na hEireann – Irish Food Awards, zlatem na Free From Food Awards a stříbrem na European MMC.

Přirozeně bez lepku.

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