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To Improve And Redden Must Or New wine For Early Sale


This is an excerpt from Le Viandier de Taillevent
(France, ca. 1380 - James Prescott, trans.)
The original source can be found at James Prescott's website

To improve and redden must or new wine for early sale. For a hogshead of wine of Paris measure, take 3 deniers weight of milled saffron soaked in the same must. Take a potful of honey which holds 2 deniers, 16 deniers of wine, boil in a pan, stir very well, and let cool. This done, take a bowlful of wheat flour, soak these three things together, [and put them in the barrel]. It will soon be fine and good for drinking and selling.

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