Drinking like the ancients

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Pat McGovern is a biomolecular archaeologist who’s particularly interested in what the ancients drank. He’s written a book on the subject, called “Ancient Brews.” Photo credit: W. W. Norton & Company

Humans have been using natural processes to make wine and beer for eons. But what do we know about what they tasted like, and what if we could recreate them today? Pat McGovern is a biomolecular archaeologist who’s particularly interested in what the ancients drank. He’s written a book on the subject, called Ancient Brews.”

Credits

Host:
Evan Kleiman

Producers:
Nick Liao, Joseph Stone, Laryl Garcia