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GOSNELLS ON-LINE MEAD TASTINGS are set to fly. Gosnells, Peckham’s mead evangelists, have introduced two on-line tasting formats to provide entertainment for anyone wanting to feel connected.
“Every Friday at 5pm”, says founder Tom Gosnell, “we will be running an on-line tasting session for ‘Individuals’ interested in trying something different, and craving a bit of fun. Mead-makers Will, James or myself will take them through four of the six meads which are part of their Bundle, from our barrel-aged mead at 12%, to one of our new exotic canned meads at 4%, or our brand new kombucha-style ‘LOW ALC’ at 0.5%abv.
“We are also running an online tasting format for ‘Groups’. We’ve been overwhelmed with the reaction so far and have already had orders from Corporates, families and groups who want to keep in touch. Few people know anything about mead, so everyone will be on a level playing field; but it is a playing field rich in the aromas of all the different flowers, shrubs and trees from which honey bees draw their nectar. It is this nectar which helps define the individual flavours of our meads.
Gosnells are also looking to create a Gosnells ‘roulette-style’ offering whereby they will pair individuals randomly to another taster.
Founder Tom Gosnell comments:
“I’m so excited about this new concept. We wanted to add a bit of happiness and fun into people’s lives: Why?
“Mead is a virtual unknown for many people, and this makes it a natural talking point. In wine or beer, there is always someone who pretends to know lots, and makes you feel uncomfortable. But no-one knows much about mead, and that’s our job - to show you ‘what bees of all nationalities and postcodes can do.”
Mead is the oldest alcoholic drink in the world. Traditionally, many were 10-12% in strength. But Gosnells have developed a much more thought-provoking and modern range, befitting of their Peckham heritage. Delivery is normally in two days in mainland Britain.