Fun fact: Cider and mead are both classified as wine, technically. On one hand, some classifications are nonsense — bell peppers are a fruit, according to “scientists,” but we all know that’s ridiculous.
On the other hand, it is true that cider, mead and wine have a lot in common. They rarely have much carbonation, if any; they don’t go through a “brewing” process like beer does; and they each have a sweet base. Wine comes from grapes, cider from apples and mead from honey.
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