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Hypocras

Name (also Hipocras, Hippocras, Hippocrates, Hypocras, Ipocras, Ippocras, Ypocras) for a flavored spiced wine that has been sweetened with honey or sugar. The name is derived from the Greek doctor Hippocrates (460-377 BC), because in the Middle Ages wine was attributed medicinal or healing properties. For seasoning were various substances such as cinnamon. cloves, Orange blossoms, ginger, Cardamom, marjoram, nutmeg and pepper as well as for sweetening sugar and honey used. He is one mulled wine quite similar. It was very expensive because of the then expensive spices and therefore only at the courts of rich people and nobles usual. In Basel (Switzerland) a Hypokras from different red wine and white wine varieties 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.

Production in the Middle Ages / bottle / bottle label

Known as the (Hippocrates' sleeve), pointed filter bag or thong made of muslin or felt was in the Middle Ages for the filtration or for the removal of the for the flavoring used substances used. See a list of special alcoholic drinks at special wines,

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