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Nectarines poached in Atlantic Dry Mead and cardamom

Nectarines poached in Atlantic Dry Mead and Cardamom Recipe

By Kate Dempsey | 8 July 2020

This delicious, simple recipe is the perfect dessert for long summer days. You can substitute nectarines with peaches or pears. Last week we made it with plums. Yums! Ingredients: • 8 nectarines • 200ml Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead • 2 tablespoons of honey to taste • 4 cardamom pods, slit down the side Method: 1.…

Wild Red Mead

How to serve Wild Red Mead

By Kate Dempsey | 24 June 2020

We’re often asked how to serve our mead. Our Wild Red Mead is similar to a fruity red wine from the Gamay grape such as Beaujolais because of the carbonic maceration process we use with the fruit (getting geeky here!) gently pressing so the skins are more or less intact and the fermentation starts inside the berries.…

Bee collecting pollen from a flower

What you can do to help the Honeybees – Bee-friendly Flowers

By Kate Dempsey | 18 May 2020

Bees and other pollinators may be dying here in Ireland, but they are more resilient than you might think. They have a tendency to bounce back if you provide the right conditions for them. One simple way is to bee-friendly patch of flowers in your own pollinator garden. Irish bees love borage, hellebore, poppies, sunflowers,…

Bealtaine bonfire

Bealtaine Customs and Festivities

By Kate Dempsey | 3 May 2020

The origins of Bealtaine or Beltane are almost as old as Irish mead itself. There are many folk beliefs some of which have pagan origins. Held at the start of May at the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, the High King would call the local chieftains and their people together…

Kinsale Irish Wildflower Mead

Irish Wildflower Mead

By Kate Dempsey | 17 April 2020

Kinsale Wildflower Irish Mead (11% ABV) will transport you to the West Cork countryside with one sip. The unique aromas and flavours are from 100% Irish honey. Our honeybees roam and forage the hedgerows and blossoms, pollinating and collecting the nectar from hawthorn, wild clover and white blackberry blossom. Crafting our Irish Wildflower Mead is…