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Hypocras

Name (also hipocras, hippocras, hippocras, hypokras, ipocras, ipocras, ypocras) for a flavored spiced wine that has been greatly sweetened with honey or sugar. The name derives from the Greek doctor Hippocrates (460-377 BC) because in the Middle Ages wine or medicinal properties were ascribed to it. Various substances such as cinnamon. cloves Orange blossoms ginger, Cardamom, marjoram, nutmeg and pepper as well as for sweetening sugar and honey used. With that he is one mulled wine quite similar. It was very expensive because of the expensive spices at that time and was therefore only common at the courts of rich people and nobles. In Basel (Switzerland), a hypokras made from various types of red wine and white wine is still popular today as a traditional drink at the turn of the year. In France there are some producers of ingredients for the preparation but also of finished products in bottles.

Medieval manufacture / bottle / bottle label

The tapered filter bag or strainer bag made of muslin or felt, called (Sleeves of Hippocrates), was made for the filtration or for the removal of the for the flavoring used substances used. See a list of special alcoholic beverages below special wines,

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