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San Jose Mercury News - July 4th 2007
A renaissance for mead

By Alastair Bland

There was a time when the Earth did not crawl with grapevines and that austere beverage that we call wine was a thing unknown. Yet people still liked to knock back a few every now and then, and for some cultures the drink of choice was mead. Sometimes called "honey wine," mead took a back seat to the raging popularity of the grape about a millennium ago. But today, as Americans look for new flavors in food and beverages, mead production is again on the upswing. Fifteen years ago there were a half-dozen production houses, or meaderies, in the nation. Today there are nearly 100 - including two of the largest in Sunnyvale and in Santa Cruz County.

 

August 2005 - Cider — the apple of my eye
Heather Zemansky, Northside Associate Editor

" Michael Faul of Red Branch has created his own impressive line of this noteworthy drink for those eager to reconnect with their ancestral roots."

 


Variety Magazine - Thurs., Apr. 20, 2006
A taste of honey
Honey wine is ready for a renaissance

By RACHEL DOWD

The best of show award goes to ... Rabbit's Foot Meadery Sweet Mead

 

August 2005 - Cider — the apple of my eye
Heather Zemansky, Northside Associate Editor

" Michael Faul of Red Branch has created his own impressive line of this noteworthy drink for those eager to reconnect with their ancestral roots."

 

 

 

August 2005 Rabbit's Foot Meadery wins medals in California State Fair!!!

Rabbit's Foot Meadery wins 2 bronze medals in California state Fair for their Apple Cyser and Sweet Meads.

 

31st Annual Art & Wine Festival


Come join the fun on June 4th & 5th and find out what is new and exciting in Sunnyvale, California. This year, the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce presents the 31st Annual Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival featuring over five hundred of the country's finest artist and craftspeople, a variety of wines from the Bay Area's finest wine makers, and a sampling of some of our local microbreweries.

 

30th Annual Art & Wine Festival | June 5th & 6th 2004

The Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 30 years of great food, crafts and fun! The official kickoff of warm weather and summer activities in the heart of Silicon Valley has been the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, Art & Wine Festival. Highlight June 5th & 6th, 2004 on your calendar for this fabulous event! This year's event will feature over five hundred of the country's finest artists and craftspeople, a variety of wines from the Bay Area's finest wine makers, and a sampling of some of our local micro breweries. Don't miss the great food, fun, and activities for kids of all ages.

 

Seeking a taste of the past? Get thee to a meadery
by Evan Peter Ehrlich, Special to The Chronicle

©2004 San Francisco Chronicle

Honey, created from flowers by bees, is a wonder unto itself. Add a little water and yeast, and you have mead. Mead is enjoying a renaissance. It is suitable for almost any occasion and is becoming increasingly available. For many, it offers something new to please the palate. ,,,

 

Rabbit's Foot Meadery wins Gold medal for our sweet mead and Bronze for our Dry mead at the 2003 International Mead Festival!!!

Here are some links to recent articles, news releases and other tidbits of information about Rabbit's Foot Meadery

Wine from the nectar of the gods produced in Sunnyvale
By Pallavi Somusetty

Copyright © SVCN, LLC.

Mike Faul has found a way to get out of the Silicon Valley, high-tech rat race and bring a little bit o' Irish to Sunnyvale. The local resident and his wife, Maria, own Rabbit's Foot Meadery, a craft winery that makes mead - a wine produced from honey instead of grapes.

 

Photograph by Jacqueline Ramseyer

 

KRON4 TV Segment on Rabbit's Foot Meadery

August 25, 2003 at 9:58 p.m. BAY AREA (KRON 4 TV)

The North Bay may be known for its wine, but down in the South Bay, a former tech worker is making his mark

on the meadery market. For those of us not familiar with the term, mead is wine made from honey, not grapes.

 

A Man And His Mead - Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal - August 18, 2003

Former software engineer finds his bliss producing wine made from honey
Douglas E. Caldwell -

A longtime friend describes Michael Faul as almost bee-like -- always busy, rarely resting.

An apt description, because Mr. Faul, owner of Rabbit's Foot Meadery in Sunnyvale, makes mead, a wine that's made out of honey.

Rabbit's Foot is one of only about 60 commercial meaderies in the United States; there are fewer than 10 believed operating in California, according to the Web site Gotmead.com.

 

 

Let Me Call You Honey: The Buzz on Mead

By Greg Kitsock

No one knows when and where primitive man took his first sip of alcohol. But most likely, it was a mead—a fermented honey beverage—that provided that first sensation of warmth and sense of euphoria. ...

 

The uncorking of online alcohol sales

Published: December 7, 2004, 8:10 AM PST CNET

...Mike Faul, a former Silicon Valley software engineer who decided to enter the winery business this year, estimated that he could triple his sales if state laws were changed in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas. "That's based on people right now that are sending me e-mails and (who) want to order online," he said.