• Mead classes must be exhibited in clear colourless (or slightly green tinted) glass of approximately 750ml (26 fluid ounces) capacity with rounded, not sloping, shoulders and without lettering of any kind .Bottles are to be punted, a shallow punt is acceptable but a flat bottom is not acceptable.

  • The bottle must be stoppered by a cork with a white (or cream coloured) plastic flange and be easily removable by hand, not tied down or require mechanical aids to remove it. No foil or other wrapping around the stopper to be allowed. A totally plastic stopper is not acceptable.

  • The bottle must contain a minimum of 75 cl of the mead type specified in the Schedule.

 

  • The exhibit must be made by the exhibitor by the process of fermentation only. No alcohol or flavouring may be added to Mead but additions such as acids, nutrients and tannin may be used. No alcohol may be added to Metheglin or Melomel.