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Having tried several times to find a true mead at the LCBO (and failing), last month I decided to purchase some mead from Munro’s Meadery in Alvinston, Ontario. The online ordering system does not incorporate shipping costs, so it was a bit pricey ($73 for 3 bottles) to order online. Needless to say, I’ll be saving these for special occasions. Pictured below are my three bottles: Black Currant MelomelSweet Mead and Mead.

Three bottles of mead

 

Man and woman in a moon

Honeymoons are commonly known as the time period following a wedding where a bride and groom spend time together. Often the newlyweds will travel together and spend anywhere from a few days to a few weeks enjoying each other’s company. But where does the term “honeymoon” come from?

According to my sources, the term Honeymoon originates in Europe and refers to the time after a marriage where the newlyweds are sent off for a full lunar month (one moon) with a large supply of mead given by the bride’s father. Mead is one of the earliest forms of alcohol and is made by fermenting honey and water; similar to wine.

The French term for “Honeymoon” is “Lune de miel” which is literally “Moon of honey”.

Now I wish that I had been given a month’s worth of mead for my honeymoon. Time to make a phone call to my father-in-law.