Having visited the Texas Renaissance Festival for a few consecutive years now, I've found myself following a few tradtiions. One of them is making sure to see Clan Tynker perform. Another one is checking out Arsene. Yet another tradition is purchasing at least one necklace (either for myself or a loved one) from one of the vendors on the grounds.
My favorite tradition, though, is heading to the Italian Village to buy Chaucer's Mead from a specific vendor and then heading off to the Magic Garden to drink that glorious bottle dry. Along the way I take a photo with the same statue every year, embracing it and smiling with my bottle of mead in hand.
Why is this my favorite tradition? For the simple fact that Chaucer's Mead is my favorite mead and it loosens me up rather quickly. It's very sweet, very smooth, and isn't bitter like other meads that I've tasted over the years. There are a number of fruity flavors available, but I always enjoy Chaucer's standard honey mead. I rarely use the spices that come with the mead (unless it's at home on a cold evening) and choose to primarily drink it straight.
I should give my readers a word of caution, though. Like many sweet alcoholic beverages, Chaucer's Mead might lead one to think that it's "weak" compared to other wines. However, just a few sips, and you'll be enjoying the rest of your day with hardly a care.
I usually split my bottle among friends (as it should be), and I still end the day feeling pretty darned good.
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