Pairing Tugwell Creek’s Meads
Many people struggle with how to pair meads with foods. In our case, this is easy. Our meads are more wine like and tend to be on the dryer side. Most popular with the holiday meal are either Melomel or Metheglin.
MELOMEL is a fruit meads and pair well with spicy foods, seafood, poultry, and cream pasta. Our HARVEST MELOMEL is a berry fruit mead with a crisp acidity that makes it excellent with many foods. It is difficult to pair most fruit meads with red meat and tomato but we have created our KICKASS CURRANT MELOMEL to go with these foods. It gets paired with smoked meats and cheeses as well by many restaurants.
METHEGLIN is a straight honey mead with spice or herbs. Ours is made with ginger and spice. It pairs well with the whole festive turkey meal at holidays but is surprisingly versatile. It is excellent with spicy foods because there is enough sweetness to hold up to the spice. The ginger makes it a nice pairing for salmon and other seafoods. It is one of the few beverages that is nice with either sweet or spicy curries.
SAC MEAD or sweet mead is very good with dessert . Our VINTAGE SAC is a sweet mead that pairs especially well with creamy desserts but is also excellent with fruit and chocolate based deserts. It is fortified and is therefore somewhat similar to a white port.
ACERGLYN We have produced a very small batch of 12 year old Acerglyn for christmas 2011. This is only available at our tasting room but we should still cover pairing it! This style of Acerglyn is to be enjoyed after a meal just as you might enjoy a scotch or cognac. It is complex, sweet, and might make you contemplate its history!
Tugwell Creek is Now Certified Kosher
by Tugwell Creek
We are proud to announce that all of our local honey products and meads are now certified Kosher by BC Kosher. These products join a host of other quality Kosher products that includes Victoria Spirits and Ethical Bean as well.
Tugwell Creek – Certified Green
by Tugwell Creek
We are so proud to achieve a green level of certification through Green Certified Businesses in Victoria. Participating in this program has helped us challenge how we operate in our Tasting Room and find better ways to do things. In addition to our regular green initiatives we are now recycling soft plastics, changing all bulbs to LED and we are looking forward to joining the CRD Solar Hot water program in the next year. We look forward to working with this program as it helps us move forward with our green initiatives.
The Green Business Certification Program was developed to help provide a set of tangible actions that businesses can take to tread a little lighter on the environment. Whether it is by improving our buildings energy efficiency, reducing the amount of waste we generate or supporting local charities and non-profit organizations, there are many steps that we are committed to taking to be environmental stewards. Being certified means that we are actively involved in measuring our operational performance while identifying opportunities to improve it and take action. Check out the green certified businesses in Victoria at (http://www.vigbc.ca/green-business-directory.php)”