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Honey spiced wine, also known as κρασόμελο (krasomelo) was first mentioned in Homer, as the wine offered to Odysseus by the enchantress Circe; Hippocrates, father of medicine, who first discovered its therapeutic effect, highly recommended it has a restorative, and many an ancient Greek and Roman swore by it.

It is similar to mulled wine, but is often drunk cold as well as hot, and is made by several companies across Greece if you don't want to make your own, including the specially dedicated Oinomelos.


Text © Dana Facaros

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