Mead, also known as "honey wine," is a fermented beverage made from honey, water, and yeast. Meadhing is the practice of fermenting honey into mead.
Mead can have a wide range of flavors, depending on the source of the honey and the type of additives. Fruit flavored Mead is the most common, but other mead makers have been know to add some rather bizarre additives, such as lavendar, chamomile, milk, and even chocolate.
True Mead can be difficult to find at your local supermarket. Buyer beware: Some wine producers will simply blend honey with white wine and label the product as "Meade".
If you're willing to travel, you can visit a real meadery and sample their products. Heidrun Meadery in northern California is just such a place. If you are interested in making your own mead, or just want to learn more about it, try visiting gotmead.com for the most complete information on mead and meadhing.