Vendor Spotlight: Mead, Cider, & Wine

This month we’re putting the spotlight on all things fermented that you can find at the market! Fermentation is a major part of the process when it comes to making alcoholic beverages like mead, cider, and wine. These three beverages are actually quite similar in how they are made, but differ in what provides their sweetness (honey, apples, and grapes respectively!) Let’s raise a glass to market vendors Elgin Meadery, Texas Keeper Cider, Hamilton Pool Vineyards, and Austin Winery!

Mead is a unique class of alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey. Elgin Meadery crafts balanced traditional meads in small batches that capture the delicate flavors and aromas of honey, and provide a unique and complementary backbone to their fruit, herbal, spiced, and barrel aged meads.

Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Texas Keeper Cider makes their full-strength cider from 100% fresh pressed apples, seeking out heirloom and traditional cider varieties in order to construct ciders that reflect the great qualities of the fruit itself, and the simple process of fermentation.

Wine is an alcoholic drink typically made from fermented grapes, differentiated by the varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts used in the fermentation process. Hamilton Pool Vineyards & Farms is a 65 acre boutique winery and permaculture farm. Located in Texas Hill Country just 20 miles from Austin City Limits, the site benefits from an ideal climate and soil to craft old-world style wines with a focus on French traditions.

Pick up a bottle of your choosing this Saturday at Lakeline or Sunday at Mueller!

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