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Medovina is the name for world-known mead used in Czech, Serbian, Bulgarian, Bosnian and Slovak for mead. Commercially available in Czech Republic, Slovakia and presumably other Central and Eastern European countries.

Mead (/ˈmiːd/ meed; also called honey wine) is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water. It may also be produced by fermenting a solution of water and honey with grain mash; the mash is strained off immediately after fermentation. Depending on local traditions and specific recipes, it may be flavored with spices, fruit, or hops (which produce a bitter, beer-like flavor). The alcoholic content of mead may range from about 8% ABV to 18%. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling, and it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.

The earliest archaeological evidence for the production of mead dates to around 7000 BC. The earliest surviving description of mead is in the hymns of the Rigveda, one of the sacred books of the historical Vedic religion and (later) Hinduism dated around 1700–1100 BC. During the Golden Age of Ancient Greece, mead was said to be the preferred drink.

Mead was also popular in Central Europe and in the Baltic states. Medovina was the customary King’s drink of Slavic people.In the Polish language mead is called miód pitny ([ˈmiut ˈpitnɨ]), meaning "drinkable honey". In Russia mead remained popular as medovukha and sbiten long after its decline in the West.

This beverage is often consumed warm, particularly in colder months at Christmas Markets. Medovina is produced from different sorts of honey and is sold in variously-shaped bottles, sometimes very curious. It serves as Slovak souvenir. The quality of Medovina is ensured with high quality of beekeeping background. Slovak honey is one of the distinguished at international market. Slovak Medovina production is based on classic method of fermentation of honey solution, water and herb and condiments extracts. Due to the original method of fermentation at low temperature, it preserves initial flavours of the honeys used. Medovina can be consumed both heated (max of 55 – 60 °C) and chilled (approx 12 – 18 °C) as an aperitif or dessert.

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