GotMead.com was established in 1997 by Vicky Rowe, at a time when a relative few people were interested in mead. This was 6 years before Ken Schramm published The Compleat Meadmaker, the preeminent book on meadmaking.
Rowe, a pioneer in the field, started the site as a tribute to the craft of meadmaking. She was drawn to mead when she started going to Renaissance Faires in the mid-80s. Her love for the beverage grew after trying her first commercial mead (Chaucer’s) and exploring meadmaking.
GotMead started as a collection of all the information Rowe was able to find about mead over the years. It has since evolved into the centralized resource for mead with extensive content, recipes, and information. With a strong community of members, content is provided by meadmakers around the globe. A great resource for beginners and experts alike.
Rowe and GotMead also had a hand in reviving the MazerCup International Mead Competition. She now sits on the board and continues to to help the competition grow year-on-year.
Raise a glass to Vicky Rowe and GotMead for their part in the Mead Movement!
Vicky Rowe is the self-proclaimed “Meadwench” Here is the GotMead logo depicting a coquettish meadwench. Is that you Vicky?
This post is part of the ongoing “Mead Movement” series. Mead is making big moves these days, with more and more commercial meaderies popping up over the globe. To commemorate the movement in the industry, I am making animated gifs that display products, companies, and people instrumental in the contemporary advancement of mead.
Yes, that is me, a drawing by an artist friend. You shoulda called for an interview dude, I’d be happy to talk with you. Thanks for the shout out!!
I’ll just have to do another article on you!