Vodka, hydromel (was Piroguen, Helwa, Easter eggs...)

Jan Ivarsson TransEdit jan.ivarsson at TRANSEDIT.ST
Sun Apr 21 19:57:41 UTC 2002

Russian vodka was an important export ware going to England from around 1550 onward - the word should be easy to find in sources from that time. The word is derived from _voda_, meaning _water_.

Hydromel is the classical term for mead. See e.g. :
Mead: Honey wine (honey only and no spices)
Melomel: Mead made with fruit juice other than apple.
Hydromel: a weak watered down mead.

_Kvas_ is a kind of very weak and fairly tasteless beer

Jan Ivarsson
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