Savannah Bee Company recently announced it is opening the city's first mead tasting bar.
Mead has been around since 2,000 B.C., and the modern-day mead hall is at 104 W. Broughton St.
The company is presenting a selection of delicately delicious meads from St. Ambrose Cellars at Sleeping Bear Farms.
Tupelo Ambrosia, Star Thistle Ambrosia and Cherry Amore are just some of the varieties available.
Customers can taste five to 10 wines for a small fee and also purchase bottles.
Sleeping Bear Farms is a family owned and operated bee business.
Savannah Bee also plans to showcase a mead exhibit highlighting the history of honey wine.
Mead is an ancient beverage made with honey and water in its simplest form. In ancient cultures, honey was mixed with water and left to ferment with wild yeasts.
The natural pollens in the honey supplied the nutrients required by the yeast to multiply and convert the sugars into alcohol. The resulting meads were most likely drunk while still in the fermentation stage and were slightly bubbly.