AIChE North Jersey June Meeting: Practical Fermentation Science - The Art of Making Mead

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Katherine Gawel
2933 Vauxhall Road
Vauxhall, NJ 07088
United States

“Practical Fermentation Science – The Art of Making Mead”

Melovino is a family-run meadery, run by those whose childhoods revolved around a culture where home wine-making was a part of life. As a child, owner and mead-maker Sergio Moutela remembers helping his grandfather make wine, including helping with the bottling, corking, and yes, even stomping grapes. Wine-making was forever implanted into his life and who he has become today.

As an adult, Sergio began making wine at home himself, as well as brewing his own beer and other fermented creations. This exploration of crafting his own fermented beverages brought him to his discovery of mead which took his creativity and passion by storm.

Today, he has become a notable award-winning mead-maker whose products have wowed even the most discerning and educated of palates. Sergio also serves on the board of directors for the American Mead Makers Association and is the owner of the fastest growing meadery in the country.

Come to this final event of our meeting season for an entertaining and informative experience learning about mead, its history, and how Melovino Meadery came to be the first meadery of New Jersey. You’ll then follow our host into the production area for a quick tour of where all of the mead is fermented, bottled and packaged, as well as an overview of the mead making process and a mead maker Q&A. Last but certainly not least, is a tasting of up to six of Melovino’s handcrafted meads in their tasting room, with full mead maker's notes and food pairing suggestions.

Melovino Craft Meadery
Vauxhall (Union), NJ

Dinner & Networking 6:00PM to 7:00 PM
Tour & Tasting 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Members & Guests: $25 
Retired Members: $15 

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