Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops and is the first known wine made by man.. The alcoholic content ranges from about 8% ABV to more than 20%.
Both sparking wines are made with Muscat Alexander grapes. Muscat of Alexandria is a white wine grape that is a member of the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. It is considered an "ancient vine", and wine experts believe it is one of the oldest genetically unmodified vines still in existence.