We were just at Boulder, Colorado this past week & visited Redstone Meadery. David, his wife and their helper are wonderful, friendly people. I highly recommend their Cinnamon/Vanilla honey wine & their Juniper Berry honey wine. The Juniper is the finest dry wine we've tried and my wife & I do not like dry wines typically. They bottle only in blue grolsch-type bail/stopper bottles which makes it even more unique, but adds to the cost.
He said there will be no IMF this year. That is too bad, especially since it was always at Valentine's Day and all. Meadlennium and others I can't recall are going to be it now for competitions. Last year, the IMF was basically called off for lack of sponsorship and it was a competition only with no events or attendance.
On another note, has anyone entered mead at State Fairs? Do they typically have a category just for mead or place it in with all the other amateur wines? We didn't see any mead in the amatuer wine competition at last years Ks. State Fair and would like to maybe enter some if any of my batches mellow (or even last that long).