Have you heard the buzz? Irish mead—made in Kinsale, Co. Cork—is back on the banqueting table. Dark forest honey and juicy fresh fruit make this ancient beverage ready for rediscovery.
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The history of mead goes back more than nine thousand years, with a long Irish history too thanks to the tradition of apiculture in these islands.
There are many styles including meads with fruit, spices and herbs but once most of the fermentable sugars come from honey, then it’s a mead.
It is said thirty days or a moon’s supply of mead was given to newlyweds to ensure a successful and fruitful marriage, hence the name honeymoon.
With their handsome and distinctive packaging, a few bottles would certainly make a great and unusual wedding gift.
The Kinsale Mead Company's Wild Red Mead is a melomel or fruit mead type, made from a dark forest honey from Spain, tart blackcurrants and sweet cherries to give a zesty fruity aroma and a long finish. Delicious chilled, this is also great at room temperature for more pronounced aromas. The Wild Red Mead is a great match for snacks and simple meat and cheese dishes.
Salty sea breezes reach inland to the company's Kinsale meadery, which is just a stroll from the harbour and town centre.
Orders of €150+: free delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland
All other orders: €15 flat rate delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland
Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.
We cannot guarantee delivery on a given day. If the delivery date is important, please let us know, and we'll put one of our 'Not to Be Opened Before' stickers on the box and aim for delivery a day or two early.
Your orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles.
Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to anticipate your requested deadline (see above), or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.
The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours, so a work address may be a better choice than a home address. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.
Phone numbers please
Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.
Track your order
When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.
Delivery outside Ireland
If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.
We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.
Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!
Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.
We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.
If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll arrange a replacement or issue a credit in compensation.
Broken or Damaged Deliveries
Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.
If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.
If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.