In connection with Pollinator Month, Wine Sage & Gourmet is hosting “Bee-licious Tastings.” At the epicurean event, guests can try mead, drips of honey, and other bee-related products. “Known to be one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world, mead is a honey wine that is said to have hidden wisdom, transforming the consumer into a poet or sage,” clarifies shop owner Merit Wolff. Griffin Abee of Alchemy Herbal Wine will offer tastes of her locally wildcrafted meads, made with herb and spice blends. Participants can also sample honey extracted from local wildflowers and talk with local beekeepers from the Henderson County Beekeepers Association about nectar collection and the honey-making process. “We’re trying to bring awareness to the idea that bees play an important role in all things that we eat and drink,” Wolff says.
Wine Sage and Gourmet, 416 North Main St., Hendersonville. “Bee-licious Tastings: Honey, Mead, & More” happens Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8pm. $15. To register, visit winesageandgourmet.com or call 828-595-2236.