Need For Mead - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Need For Mead

Updated: Mar 14, 2014 5:08 PM CST
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

    Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:28:24 GMT
    UPDATE: Two Sherrard High School students and one woman were taken to the  hospital after an automobile accident Thursday morning. Sherrard Superintendent Dr. Light says the students were in one car and the woman in another when the accident happened...More >>
    UPDATE: Two Sherrard High School students and one woman were taken to the  hospital after an automobile accident Thursday morning. Sherrard Superintendent Dr. Light says the students were in one car and the woman in another when the accident happened...More >>
  • Meaning Of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Meaning Of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:23:59 GMT
    Nikki and Craig Leonard both lost their fathers to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their family is grateful for the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They see it as a great way of raising awareness of a disease that is often overlooked.More >>
    Nikki and Craig Leonard both lost their fathers to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their family is grateful for the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They see it as a great way of raising awareness of a disease that is often overlooked.More >>
  • IL DOT: "Very Concerned" About Centennial Bridge Schedule

    IL DOT: "Very Concerned" About Centennial Bridge Schedule

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:08:30 GMT
     The Illinois Department of Transportation has released an update on Centennial Bridge construction and some unexpected problems have arisen.More >>
     The Illinois Department of Transportation has released an update on Centennial Bridge construction and some unexpected problems have arisen.More >>

It is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in history. Manypeople have never heard of it.

However, it's especially popular around Saint Patrick's Day.

Rick Harris of East Moline says there is a need for mead.

Mead is a wine made from fermented honey.

For six years, , Harris has been making mead in his home.

Later this year, he intends to open a commercial business.

In the basement of his home, Harris has twelve, eightygallon fermenters. He mixes honey with water, pitches  yeast,  andstirs it up.

It takes about three months before he has mead.

For thousands of years, mead has been a preferred drink. Itgoes back more than two thousand years when the Egyptians and Babylonians drankit.

The Vikings loved it.

It's also a very popular drink in Ireland.

Mead is gluten free and can be chilled, iced, or warmed.

Ironically, Rick Harris lives in a house which was owned bya bootlegger back in the 1930's. The neighborhood was known as Bootleg Hill.

Harris believes mead is a sweet business and he is having ahoney of a time.

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.