Masterful mead lands Golden Fork for Wales, raising a glass to the heath and the hive
Following a record-breaking 12,772 entries judged over 75 days, Great Taste, the world’s most revered food and drink awards, has reached its grand finale for 2019. The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink from Wales was presented to New Quay Honey Farm / Afon Mêl from Ceredigion for its “really impressive” 13% ABV Heather Mead. “Smooth and easy to drink with lovely honey tones”, this mead is “crisp, balanced and rounded with an almost sherry-like dryness on the finish”, making it the ideal partner for cheese.
With its “a clean appearance and lovely rich smoky aroma”, the Heather Mead impressed at every stage of the blind-tasted judging process. Rising to the top among hundreds of other entries from Wales, the mead was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 1 September at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to discover this year’s stars of food and drink.
Contact: New Quay Honey Farm / Afon Mêl, 01545 560822 / www.afonmel.com
The Golden Fork from Wales was sponsored by Food and Drink Wales and also nominated this year was a Great Taste 3-star Keeved Bottle-Conditioned Cider made near Cardiff by Seidr y Mynydd and a Great Taste 3-star Organic London Dry Gin from Talog-based Garej Spirits Co.
A full list of all Golden Fork trophy winners is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.