A good piece of background detail, though it really does not live up to the billing of being more interesting then what we could create. In some ways, it could be the history of a rock band with the changing of the membership, splintering, and the like.
The Wizard-Brewers of the Old Empire stored memories in bottles of mead, passing their brightest ideas, most subtle magics, and most important decisions on to their heirs in bottles of oddly-flavored honey-wine. A cache of these ancient magical vintages has been unearthed, but does anyone dare drink from it? The ancient mead's creator is a complete mystery, as are the thoughts he left behind.