Mead sometimes called Honey wine, is no more a wine than beer is. Mead is an alcoholic beverage produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water. To be classified as Mead no less than 51% of the fermentable sugars must come from honey. Depending on local traditions and specific recipes, it may be flavoured with spices, fruit, or hops. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling, and it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet. Mead is, without a doubt, the worlds oldest fermented beverage, occurring naturally long before man discovered the secrets of the process.