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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.

The Wexford blackcurrants are beautifully balanced with the dark cherries, tempered over the hint of honey and matured to a silky smooth finish. Serve with roast duck, barbecue ribs or sausages and rich, tomato-y Italian dishes. Lovely with cheeseboards or good quality chocolate. A popular choice with wine drinkers who prefer a smoother style. Fantastic in a mulled mead for winter days.

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.

The judges really like the Wild Red Mead and it has been awarded Gold at the Blas na hEireann – Irish Food Awards, Gold at the Free From Food Awards.

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

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 haha (Paul, Ireland)


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.

Wild Red Mead is fine for 2 weeks as there are more natural preservatives from the fruit skins. Then they become more port-like.

Mead Food Pairing

Great with Italian dishes with a rich tomato sauce or with medieval feast dishes such as roast duck or venison as well as sticky barbecue ribs, sausages and black pudding. Lovely with strong cheeses or good quality chocolate. We love it with Chocolate brownies too and Christmas goodies like mince pies, Christmas cake and pudding.


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