Like most good ideas, it all started with wine.
It turns out Francis’ wife Sarah is allergic to the sulfites in wine. Francis thought, “There’s got to be a better way of doing things – a more natural way.”
At the same time, James had recently returned from Europe and Canada from where he had gained extensive knowledge of Mead (honey wine) throughout his travels. So the two friends, Francis and James (F&J), began experimenting in their grandma’s backyard, beekeeping and making their own mead from honey, natural and free from chemicals and other adulterants.