Virtual Conversation on Mead in Virginia. 6PM to 6:45PM. The UVA Club of Washington, DC partners with Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery for a fun and educational virtual conversation on what is believed to be the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage – mead! Hill Top specializes in Authentic Honey Meads, which are ancient alcoholic beverages made from fermenting honey. They make Viking style mead, also called the “Nectar of the Gods” by the Greeks, Cyser, once enjoyed by the Anglo Saxons, a Roman style payment, along with other meads such as Perry, Metheglins, and Melomels from all corners of the ancient world. Owners Gregory and Kimberly Pugh will guide us through the history of mead and how their business came to flourish in the Blue Ridge Mountains, popular pairings, how they come up with their unique flavors, and an audience Q&A. Free. Register in advance. Zoom information to join will be emailed to registrants closer to the event. 434-361-1266.