A look at how the drink mead is made in Gulval, Cornwall.
L/S of Gulval. L/S Penzance harbour from the hill. M/S of man and woman picking herbs such as rosemary and lemonbalm from a big garden, these will go in the mead. M/S of apiary, man takes cell out and looks at the bees. M/S as cellarman tests water in the brook. M/S as the honey is poured into vat and ground herbs are added. M/S big vats. M/S as the lid is taken off one. C/U of the mead inside. M/S's as they draw off a sample and test it for clarity. M/S of stacks of empty bottles, a few are taken out. Various shots of the special machine which fills the bottles with mead, M/S labelling machine. M/S bottles of mead on the table. Various shots of the ceremony in the Mead Hall where the drink is blessed. A communal bowl is prepared for members of the Worshipful Company of Mead Makers. Various shots of the ceremony. The members drink from the bowl. M/S of others drinking from glasses. M/S as they sit around a table and sample the mead.