Code: IE0121A | Brand: Kinsale Mead

Kinsale Mead - Wild Red Mead - 0.7 l 12%, glass

€28.60 €23.64 excl. VAT
In stock (>5 pcs)
A refreshing melomel style mead made from sour Wexford blackcurrants beautifully balanced with dark cherries, tempered with a hint of honey.
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Category: Melomels
Weight: 1.3 kg
Producer: Kinsale Mead Co.
Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness: semidry
Flavour: cherry, currant
Volume: 0.7 l
Country of origin: Ireland
Price/l: € 40.86
Recommended as a gift: to visit friends, for drinking with friends, for a boyfriend or husband, for a colleague or business partner, for expert
Composition: water, honey, currants, sour cherries
Preservatives: sulphites
News order: M0638
Good for hot mead: yes

A refreshing melomel style mead made from sour Wexford blackcurrants beautifully balanced with dark cherries, tempered with a hint of honey.

Kinsale Wild Red Mead is a wonderful melomel mead fermented with Irish black currants, sour cherries and pure honey. A wonderfully enticing drink with a beautiful, rich color. It is excellent served at room temperature on its own or with food.

Wexford blackcurrant is beautifully balanced with dark cherries, tempered with a hint of honey and matured to a silky smooth finish.

Serve with roast duck, grilled ribs or sausages and rich tomato-based Italian dishes. Amazing with cheese boards or quality chocolate. A popular choice with wine lovers who prefer a more subtle style. Fantastic for warming up during winter days.

Melomel Fruit Meads were Irish medieval red wines made from native berries and raw honey and now newly created at Kinsale Mead Co in West Cork.

The Wild Red Mead is well liked by the judges and has been awarded Gold at the Blas na hEireann – Irish Food Awards, Gold at the Free From Food Awards and Silver at the European Mead Madness Cup.

Naturally gluten free. Low sulfite content.


Mead is an alcoholic beverage fermented from honey and water, with possibility of addition of other ingredients such as spices or herbs or in combination with fruit juices.


Melomel is a fruit mead with is fermented from honey and fruit juices.

This mead is suitable for heating, but we recommend always keeping the maximum heating temperature to approx. 50-55 ° C. At higher temperatures, the precious components of honey could be damaged. For heating, we recommend sweeter and more pronounced mead, especially those with the addition of spices or herbs, the aroma of which pleasantly emerges when heated. However, you can taste the mead according to your wishes, as well as mulled wine.

Producer Kinsale Mead

Artisanal production of mead from the Irish county of Cork

Artisanal production of mead from the Irish county of Cork. Kinsale Mead is produced in West Cork, at the family mead farm in Barrack Lane, Kinsale (near the site of the Battle of Kinsale in 1601). Each batch is carefully blended, fermented and matured with care and passion and an emphasis on quality and sustainability. Pure honey, local water, yeast and also various fruits are used in this authentic mead, as is traditional.

Kinsale Mead Co was founded by Kate and Denis Dempsey in 2016 to revive the ancient art of mead making and create a world-class range of light and refreshing drinks. They use the best natural ingredients and make their meads dry and vinous with care and passion.

In 2016, they decided to start the journey to open their own business and revive the tradition of mead making in Ireland after 200 years.

They did a lot of research, tried a lot of meads from Europe and America and read a lot of books, both modern and historical. They started lots of small batches at home and tried different honeys, different yeasts, and different combinations of fruits, spices, and herbs. They kept improving the recipes. It was also very important to them how mead goes with food.

Meads have won an amazing number of awards in just a few years, including gold at The International Mazer Cup, which is something of a mead Olympics. They were also delighted with the Irish awards, gold and silver at Blas na hEireann, gold from the Free From Food Awards as the mead is naturally gluten free. They then won the prestigious 2-star (Outstanding) Great Taste Award, a British competition with literally thousands of entries at a very high level, as well as gold and silver at the European Mead Madness Cup. They were also awarded Drink of the Year by the Irish Food Writers' Guild. In the family mead farm, they simply produce world-class mead.

Kinsale (Cionn tSáile, meaning 'Head of the Tide') is a beautiful historic seaside town in West Cork, situated in a safe anchorage where the River Bandon flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Today it is known for its historic street, colorful buildings, many fabulous cafes, gastropubs and restaurants, bookstores, yachting, fishing and world-class golf.