The biggest up-side to the arrival of midwinter is the release of Honeymaker Elderberry mead. Beautiful deep red color, aromas of wild roses, and flavors reminiscent of cassis and plum from organic elderberries grown by Heath Hill Farm in Sumner, Maine. The wine is aged in oak to add spice and depth. Good and good for you.
[Available in store only. If you think that's silly, feel free to write to the Legislature in Augusta. We'd love to be able to ship it but we're prohibited by law.]