Mead and Hypocras ...

Your specialist in medieval wines

It is thought that the discovery of alcohol dates from the Neolithic and as often it was the result of chance: food products had to ferment and thus produce alcohol ... We can produce alcoholic beverages by fermentation maceration, distillation, ...

The first traces of drinks containing alcohol concern beer ... in Mesopotamia!

The mead (which we offer on our website the modern version) will date from 7000 BC in China! The first written record dates from the Greeks (Aristotle) ​​in 350 BC.

The Greeks then the Romans and finally the Gauls made it a common drink and even made the drink of the gods ... It knew its peak in the Middle Ages, before being supplanted, around the thirteenth century, by the Moretums (wine with the addition of red fruit juice) then Hypocras (wine with honey and spices, freshly discovered).

Note also a different version of the mead, very popular in Britain: the chouchen obtained by fermentation of honey this time in fresh apple juice.


What is Hypocras?

A wine with honey and spices ...

How can you consume the white or red Hypocras?

You will appreciate our Hypocras, white or red as an aperitif, very fresh or as a drink accompanying a dessert.

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What is Mead?

One of the oldest known alcoholic drinks

How are the Hydromels made?

With water, honey and yeast ... everything "simply" (fermentation requires great expertise).

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What is Cartagène?

A liqueur wine also called "mistel"

Where is Cartagène from?

Traditionally Cartagena is made by Languedoc winegrowers

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Fruits and plants wines

Moretums, Coulindrum, Saugée et Baraban

Why fruits and plants wines?

In the Middle Ages, winemaking was not as well mastered as today, the fruits and plants were used to soften the wine or were used for their "medicinal" virtues.

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Hydromel et Hypocras

Specialist drinks according to recipes from the middle ages.

Hydromel et Hypocras offers a selection of the best wines of yesteryear. Discover our Mead made ​​from honey and water, our Hypocras based wine, red or white, honey and spices and our fruit wines (Coulindrum and Moretum). Finally enjoy a liqueur wine too absent: Cartagena.