I'm sure Abs is about twice the age of George.
Mead is pretty easy to make. One can use champagne yeast that can tolerate 14-16% and still build it so that it's pretty sweet, if one desires. I've seen lots of ceramic bottles at antique stores, and I kind of remember some people on one of the homebrewing forums talk about using them for bottling their homebrew.
Since its legal to make anything under 60% in Norway - I have actually considered giving it a go :-).
If anybody else have a nice mead they want to show, go ahead