Last august,I finally got the nerve to make a plain mead no fruit or spice to hide behind.
Thanks largely to the teachings of this board's members, I succeeded I think.
I entered it in our local fair, which is open to entries from 6 counties in WA and 3 from ID, the Spokane Interstate Fair.
Won Best of Lot (meads) Reserve Grand Champion (all wines) and Judges Choice (all wines).
Pretty happy with those results.