SILVER HAND MEADERY RELEASES NEW MEAD FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: “I’M YOURS”

Williamsburg, VA - Williamsburg's Silver Hand Meadery announces the limited edition release of it's seventh official mead: "I'm Yours."

Arriving just in time for Valentine's Day, this semi-sweet traditional mead is created with raspberry blossom honey, fair trade organic cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans. It pairs perfectly with dark chocolate and various nuts.

Each Silver Hand mead is named after a song, and this new mead is no different. "I'm Yours" comes from Stevie Wonder's number one hit "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." The beautifully designed label features three arrows shot into a heart, which is stamped and ready to mail. Celtic design elements can be seen throughout all the mead labels, originating from the celtic Silver Hand Meadery logo.

Couples celebrating Valentine's Day any time this month can stop by for a free mead tasting and enjoy a sample of "I'm Yours" with a square of dark chocolate. Simple honey tastings are also available for only $5 per person or visit the website to schedule a Guided/Reserve Honey Tasting, only $9 per person, which offers a more in-depth educational experience for guests.

MORE ABOUT SILVER HAND MEADERY:

Mead is one of the most historic fermented drinks found on Earth. It has the creativity of craft beer and the elegance of wine, but is in a category all its own. Mead is created by fermenting sugars found in honey, with additional herbs, spices, and fruits added to create unique flavors. Mead can be dry or sweet; come taste to see which you prefer!

Hours for Silver Hand Meadery are: Monday-Friday 12:30-5:30, Saturday 12-6, and Sunday 1-5.

Owned and operated by area residents Glenn and Sherri Lavender, Silver Hand Meadery produces Williamsburg's first and only varieties of mead.

Lavender said that the meadery is the culmination of a dream that he has had for many years, dating back to his days as a professional touring musician, traveling the world with his bandmates, prior to settling in the Williamsburg area with Sherri to raise their three boys in 2012.

The meadery was the natural outgrowth of the Lavenders' interest in the honey bee and desire to create. "I've been reading historical fiction books for a few years, and a lot of them mention mead as a drink," he said. "It got me really interested in it, but it was very difficult to find." Lavender said he decided to start making his own mead, crafting the first bottles in 2009.

The Williamsburg area's first meadery had its Grand Opening on March 3, 2016.

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