I've been home brewing for quite a while now. I guess, once you’re beaten by the brewing bug there is no stopping; at least that is my experience.
I also tried to convey my herbalist side of me into all these brewing experiences. Most of the time I infuse flowers, spices and herbs witnessing how the essences of all these elements influence the finish, (mouthful or dryness) and also the bouquet as well as the complexity of the mead.
One thing I was reluctant to make was malomel mead – fruit mead. Even though, honey and fruits are both sweet; their sugar content is a bit different when comes to fermentation. I have also noticed that infusing dried fruits in aged meads compliment the mead complexity more than fresh fruits.
So, instead of brewing Malomel - fruit meads, I opted out for making wines. And the outcome was satisfactory that the fruit shines and thrives by itself and not competing with the honey.
Comparatively, it’s somewhat similar fermentation and aging process in both mead and wine making with a bit more detail in wine making.