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Filtration

Physical-mechanical process for separating or purifying substances such as liquids or gases using technical filter devices. Various filtration methods are a common process in winemaking. Even in ancient times, the Egyptians, Sumerians and Romans used a technique in which wine was filtered using cloth or similar material. In the Middle Ages, a piece of muslin cloth was used as a filter to remove the added flavouring spices from the wine. This piece of cloth was known as the "Manica Hippocratis" (sleeve of Hippocrates). It was used to make a drink known as hypocras, which is similar to mulled wine and is still produced today according to an old recipe.

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