September 2016: National Geographic: Were Humans Built to Drink Alcohol?
August 2016: Les Cahiers Science & Vie: L’aventurier des élixirs perdus, by Betty Mamane.
May 25, 2016: New York Times: China’s Craft Breweries Find They May Have a 5,000-Year-Old Relative, by Austin Ramzy.
May 24, 2016: NPR, The Salt: 5,000-year-old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed, by Madeline K Sofia.
May 23, 2016, National Geographic: 5,000-Year-Old Microbrewery Found in China, by Adam Hoffman.
May 23, 2016, AFP: Ancient Chinese Pottery Reveals 5,000-yr-old Beer Brew, by Jean-Louis Santini.
May 17, 2016: edible PHILLY: Reviving Ancient Ales, by Katherine Rapin.
April, 2016: Sciences et Avenir: L’Indiana Jones de la vigne et du vin, by Rachel Mulot.
April 17, 2016: Encore/Vins: Aux origines du vin, by Pierre Thomas.
March 25, 2016: fastcodesign.com: Museums Lure A New Generation of Patrons Through Their Stomachs, by Mark Wilson.
March, 2016: Sciences et Avenir: Review of Naissance de la vigne et du vin, by Rachel Mulot.
March-May, 2016: Vigneron: Review of Naissance de la vigne et du vin.
March-May, 2016: LeRouge&leBlanc: Review of Naissance de la vigne et du vin, by J.-M G.
April, 2016: Reussir Vigne: Review of Naissance de la vigne et du vin, by Mathilde Leclercq.
May, 2016: La revue du vin de France: Review of Naissance de la vigne et du vin, by Michael Dovaz.
May 4, 2016: BillyPenn: You Cant Get Ticket for the “Indiana Jones” of Beer at the Penn Museum, by Marcos Espinoza.
May/June 2016: Pennsylvania Gazette: Beyond the Golden Touch, by Julia M. Klein.
May 5, 2016: Ancient Ales with Dogfish Head Brewery: 6:00 pm @ Penn Museum.
April 4, 2016: Foobooz: Taste Ancient Ales with Dogfish Head at the Penn Museum, by Kelly Alderfer.
March 25, 2016: fastcodesign.com: Museums Lure A New Generation Of Patrons Through Their Stomachs, by Mark Wilson
March, 2016: Czas Wina: Poszukiwacz zaginionych win (research profile in Polish), by Lukasz Wojnarowicz.
Dec., 2015: the.black.sheep: Origins of Alcohol, Part I: Jiahu, by D. J. Lewis.
Oct., 2015: Discover: A Scientist Walks Into a Bar, by Todd Pitock.
Sept.-Oct. 2015: Sciences et Avenir: D’où vient le goût du vin?, by Rachel Mulot.
Sept. 30, 2015: Wine Spectator: Veni, Vidi, Vinum, by “Dr. Vinny.”
June 9, 2015: Scientific American Espanol: Arqueólogos resucitan bebidas alcohólicas del pueblo azteca, by Gary Stix.
Summer, 2015: Martha Stewart Weddings: 50 Born-in-the-USA Flavors, Delaware: Midas Touch is “liquid gold.”
April 14, 2015: St. John’s (Newfoundland) Telegraph: Beer lovers’ big event, by Mike Buhler
April 14, 2015: National Geographic: Ghost of the Vine: In Georgia, science probes the roots of winemaking. National Geographic Society Out Of Eden Walk, by Paul Salopek
April 21, 2015: New Scientist, 19th-century champagne haul shows seabed is perfect wine cooler, by Catherine Brahic
April 20, 2015: Chemical & Engineering News, 170-Year-Old-Champagne-Cache Analyzed, by Sarah Everts
April 20, 2015: Nature: Cheesy, metallic, sweet: 170-year-old champagne is clue to winemaking’s past, by Allie Wilkinson
March 27, 2015: China Daily: Chinese liquor explored, by Lia Zhu.
March 23, 2015: Illustreret Videnskab (Science Illustrated): Hvornår blev alkohol opfundet?
March 1, 2015: The Scientist: Falling Out of the Family Tree, by Jef Akst
Feb. 18, 2015: Craft Beer and Brewing: How Women Brewsters Saved the World, by Tara Nurin
Jan. 13, 2015: Times-Picayune: Etruscan scholars gather in New Orleans for Archaeological Institute of America conference and drink an ancient ale, by Todd A. Price
Jan. 19, 2015: WineBusiness.com: Is Azerbaijan the 2nd Oldest Wine Region?, by Liz Thach
Jan. 15, 2015: Craftbeer.com: Amphora: Ancient Vessel, Modern Beer, by Andy Elliott
Jan. 8, 2015: Bioscience Technology: Pros and Cons: Alcohol Consumption for 10M Years, by Cynthia Fox
2015: Hot Rum Cow (Issue 6 – The Future Issue): Chin-chin: From Chalice to Crystal, by Christina McPherson
Winter 2014/2015: edible Philly (no. 5): Message in a Bottle, by Meeri Kim
Dec. 25, 2014: NPR, The Salt: What Would Jesus Drink? A Class Exploring Ancient Wines Asks, by Lynnsay Maynard
Dec. 18, 2014: Joe Sixpack: Christmas Beer Celebrates the Birth of the Sun, by Don Russell
Dec. 12, 2014: Spektrum der Wisenschaft: Met & Co. – Alkopops bei den Nordmännern, by Annine Fuchs
Nov., 2014: All About Beer (Vol. 35, Issue 5): Beer Innovators
Nov., 2014: Malibu Magazine (Vol. 12, Issue 6): 10 x 10 Interview
Nov. 5, 2014: ZTFNews.org: Evidencia química del consumo de cerveza en la antigüedad
Oct. 3, 2014: Financial Times of London: A Thirst for Ancient Beer and Wine, by Emma Jacobs
Sept. 30, 2014: Modern Farmer: The Mead You Need, by Rebecca Katzman
Summer, 2014: Wired: New Trend Ale-rt: Kvasir
July 10, 2014: Geekadelphia: Philly Geek Awards: Catching up with Dr. Pat McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, by Justin Mummert
July 9, 2014: Lansing Michigan News: Michigan is ‘epicenter’ of mead making: Ancient alcoholic drink comes from honey, by Matthew Miller
June 6, 2014: Newsweek: The Science of Booze, by Victoria Bekiempis
May-June, 2014: Archaeology: Recreating Nordic Grog, by Katherine Sharpe
May 22, 2014: Political Ration: Prehistoric People Liked To Drink Alcohol And Do Drugs, But Probably For Religious Reasons
May 17, 2014: Harvard Political Review: To Ferment and Foment, by Olivia Zhu
April 30, 2014: Munchies: The Man Who Brings Ancient Beers to Life, by Myles Karp
April 8, 2014: Archaeology: Recreating Nordic Grog, by Katherine Sharpe
April, 2014: Wine & Spirits: The Ancient Grog of the Scandinavians, by Erik Tennyson
March 12, 2014: Word Magician’s Kitchen: Reviving the Imbibing of Bygone Brews, by the Word Magician
Feb., 2014: Vinforum: Vin fra Orienten, by Stefanie Brinkmann
Feb. 4, 2014: Penn Current: Penn Museum researcher finds ancient Scandinavian ‘grog,’ by Katherine Unger Baillie
Feb. 4, 2014: Philadelphia Inquirer: Early Scandinavians were not wine barbarians, by Tom Avril
Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 2014: Wine Spectator, quoted in Archaeologists Unearth 3,700-Year-Old Wine Cellar, and elsewhere (NBCNews.com, Wine Spectator, New York Times by John Noble Wilford, AP by Malcolm Ritter, etc.)
Jan. 26, 2014: Der Spiegel: Göttliches Gebräu, by Angelika Franz
Jan. 16, 2014: 3,000-Year-Old Grog Tradition Discovered in Scandinavia + Where to Find a Modern Version in L.A., by Lesley Jacobs Solmonson
Jan. 14, 2014: 7x7SF: The Newest Old Brew from Dogfish Head is Coming to a Beer Cooler Near You, by Scott Mansfield.
Jan. 14, 2014: LiveScience: Ancient Nordic Grog Intoxicated the Elite, by Stephanie Pappas. World-wide coverage followed.
Winter 2014: Etruscan News, vol. 16, p. 14: The Etruscan Introduction of Winemaking to France
Jan./Feb. 2014: The Atlantic: The Archaeology of Beer, by Wayne Curtis
Nov. 25, 2013: Wine Spectator: Archaeologists Uncover 3,700-Year-Old Wine Cellar, by Dave Levitan
Nov. 22, 2013: NBC News: Aged to Perfection? 3,700-year-old Cellar Housed “Luxurious” Wine, by John Roach
Nov., 2013: USAirways Magazine: A Taste of Honey, by Nick Passmore
Dec. 19, 2013: Nautilus: Beer Domesticated Man, by Gloria Dawson
Sept./Oct., 2013: Archaeology: French Wine, Italian Vine, by Nikhil Swaminathan
Sept. 29, 2013: fangea: Beer, our first biotechnology, by Janet Fang
June 29, 2013: Science News: Italians Taught French to Make Wine, by Cristy Gelling
June 21, 2013: The Column: French Wine Originates from Italy?
June 6, 2013: Science Friday, NPR: Tracing the Origins of French Winemaking: Thursday, June 06, 2013 2:00 PM
June 6, 2013: Associated Press (e.g., Shanghai Daily, Japan Times, etc.), Tracing French Winemaking Back 2,500 Years, by Greg Keller
June 6, 2013: La Croix, Le Parisien, etc., Les Etrusques ont introduit la viticulture en France au Ve siècle avant J.-C.
June 6, 2013: TIME, Enjoy Old French Wine? How’s 2,500 Years For You?, by Veronique Greenwood
June 6, 2013: Penn Current, French Wine Born in Ancient Italy, by Manasee Wagh
June 6, 2013: World Archaeology, French wine: 2,500-year-old vintage
June 5, 2013: AFP (Agence France-Presse), China Post, etc., Ancient French Winemaking Had Roots in Etruscan Italy
June 5, 2013: Le Temps (Switzerland), Millésime gaulois (Gallic Vintage), by Pascaline Minet
June 5, 2013: Galieo, Vino francese? Etrusco, in realtà, by Lorenzo Mannella
June 4, 2013: The Telegraph, Archaeologists Find Evidence French Winemaking Had Roots in Italy
June 4, 2013: New Scientist, Mon Dieu! French Wine Is from Italy, by Debora MacKenzie
June 4, 2013: The Economist, How Did Winemaking Reach France?
June 4, 2013: The Australian, First French Wines ‘Imported,’ by John Ross
June 4, 2013: The Local (France’s News in English), French ‘Learned Wine-Making’ from Italians
June 4, 2013: Philadelphia Inquirer, Tracing French Wine to – Italy?, by Tom Avril
June 4, 2013: The Atlantic, How France Became So Good at Wine, by Olga Khazan
June 4, 2013, Perth Now, French Winemaking Had Its Roots in Italy
June 4, 2013: NPR: The Salt, The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago, by Lydia Zuraw (Italian version, el Molino, Une leçon bien apprise: Italianos les enseñaron a los franceses la explotación de la vid
June 3, 2013: LA Times, French Winemaking Imported from Italy, Chemical Evidence Shows, by Mary MacVean
June 3, 2013: BBC News, French Wine ‘Has Italian Origins,’ by Jason Palmer
June 3, 2013: Science Now, French Wine Has Ancient Origins, by Helen Fields
June 3, 2013: EurekAlert and Phys.Org, New Biomolecular Archaeological Evidence Points to the Beginnings of Viniculture in France
June 3, 2013: Wine Spectator, When Did the French Start Making Wine?: A New Study Finds Evidence that Ancient Gauls Began Wine Production in 425 B.C. in the Languedoc, by Stuart Fox
June 3, 2013: LiveScience, Earliest Evidence of French Winemaking Discovered, by Stephanie Pappas
June 3, 2013: Discover, Chemical Analysis Reveals Possible Birthplace of French Winemaking, Hints of Pine and Basil, by Tasha Eichenseher
June 3, 2013: ScienceNews, Italians Taught French Wine-making: Archaeology Suggests Etruscans Brought the Grape to Gaul, by Cristy Gelling
June 3, 2013: Penn Museum, New Evidence on Origins of Winemaking in France
April 23, 2013: Urban Beer Nerd, Trouble Brewing, by Arne Frantzell
April 9, 2013: BeerSweden, Ancient Ales & Tales as Dogfish Head visits OT!, by Darren Packman
March/April 2013: Moment, Talk of the Table: Wine: Ambrosia of the Jews, by Sala Levin
March 31, 2013: Wine Spectator, The Quest to Uncover Wine’s Origins, by Suzanne Mustacich
Feb., 2013: Etruscan News, The Brewing of Etruscan Beer, by Jane Whitehead
Feb.-March, 2013: Philly Beer Scene, Dr. Pat and Quest for the Bygone Beers, by Patrick Ridings
Jan. 14, 2013: Penn News, After Six Decades, Penn Archaeologists Carry on a Tradition of Research and Discovery in Turkey, by Katherine Unger Baillie
Jan. 30, 2013: Le Progrès de Lyon, Viticulture. Le vin cherche ses origines dans le sud-est de la Turquie
Dec. 23, 2012: Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer, Drink, by Craig LaBan
Dec. 17, 2012: NewsWorks, Northwest Philadelphia Residents Learn About and Taste Ancient Brews during Cliveden Event, by Karl Biemuller
Dec. 14, 2012: NewsWorks, Ancient Brews and History on Tap for Friday Night Cliveden Event, by Karl Biemuller
Dec. 12, 2012: Winespectator.com, The Quest for Wine’s Origins, by Suzanne Mustacich
Nov. 27, 2012: Agence France-Presse (AFP), DNA Sleuth Hunts Wine Roots in Anatolia, by Suzanne Mustacich
Oct. 16, 2012: Washington Post, What Hot Peppers Do for a Brew, by Greg Kitsock
Oct. 16, 2012: Foobooz. com, Drinking Ancient Beers (and Learning Stuff!) in South Jersey, by Tara Nurin
Sept. 19, 2012: Courier Post, Taste for History, by Renee Winkler
August 23, 2012: Italy in 30 Seconds, Extremely Ancient Beverages
August 3, 2012: Wall Street Journal, Joke Jugs, Grand Goblets: A Toast to Tippling Tradition, by Anna Russell
July 2012: Wayward Tendrils Quarterly, The History and Culture of Wine, by Kathleen Burk
June 2012: Bira (Turkish beer magazine), The Origins of Beer in the Fertile Crescent, by Yavuz Sac
May 12, 2012: Ezra Magazine (Cornell U.), Biomolecular Archaeologist Uncorks World’s Oldest Known Grape Wine, by Stacey Shackford
March 20, 2012: Nebraska Beer, Uncorking the Past (Joslyn Museum), by Nick Spies
Feb. 27, 2012: BBC Mundo, Las cervezas más antiguas del mundo, by Dalia Ventura
Feb. 7, 2012: New York Times, So Old It’s New, Mead Enjoys a Renaissance, Michael Sanders
Dec. 2011-Jan., 2012: WineMaker, Wine Archaeologist, by Wes Hagen
Nov. 29, 2011, Washington Post: Beer, Like They Used to Make It, by Daniel Fromson
Nov. 6, 2011: Huntsville Times, Built with Beer: Archaeologist to discuss beer’s vital role in the development of civilization at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, by Anne Marie Martin
Nov. 3, 2011: Maclean’s, Drink Like an Egyptian, by Jessica Allen
Sept. 2011: All About Beer, Getting Primitive: Trekking Beer Through Religion, by Matt Stinchfield
Sept. 6, 2011: Slate Magazine, Beer Archaeologist: Tasting World History, by Christine Ziemba
Aug. 15, 2011: Newsweek (Polish ed.), Ferment Historii, by Magdalena Frender-Majewska
July-August, 2011: Smithsonian, Dig, Drink and Be Merry, by Abigail Tucker
July 25, 2011: Palate Press, Fermentation, Civilization: How History and Human Thirst Go Hand in Hand, by Emily Towe
July 5, 2011: Irish Edition (Philadelphia), Barbara Nolan: “Midas Touch–Uncorking the Past”
April 30, 2011: Sommelier Journal, pp. 36-40, Interview by Laura Taxel
April/May, 2011: Mid-Atlantic Brewing News: “The Beers That Time Forgot”
Apr. 19, 2011: SPIEGEL ONLINE, “Archäologie: Ägypter nutzten Kräuterwein als Medizin”
March, 2011: VINUM, Jäger des verlorenen Weins, p. 12
Feb.-April 2011: HerbalGram, Ashley Lindstrom, “Archaeological Oncology Project Uncovers Cancer-Fighting Compounds in Ancient Herbal Beverages,” 89: 15-16
Jan.-Feb. 2011: Mental Floss, Golden Lobe Award for Nerdiest Beer, 10: 44
Jan. 16, 2011: Dagens Nyheter (Stockholm, Sweden), Sunday issue
Jan. 11, 2011: LA Times, Thomas Maugh: “Ancient winery found in Armenia”
Jan. 11, 2011: National Geographic News on-line, James Owen: “Earliest Known Winery Found in Armenian Cave: Barefoot winemakers likely worked in cave where oldest leather shoe was found”
Jan. 11, 2011: Wall Street Journal, Robert Lee Hotz, “Perhaps a Red, 4,100 B.C.”
Jan. 11, 2011: Reuters, Maggie Fox, “At 6,000 years old, wine press is oldest yet found”
Jan. 11, 2011: New York Times, Pam Belluck: “Cave Drops Hints to Earliest Glass of Red”
Jan. 11, 2011: Washington Post, Marc Kaufman: “Ancient winemaking operation unearthed in Armenian cave”
Dec. 30, 2010: Good Lifestyle, Bubbles Aren’t All Bad. Case in Point: Bubbly Tap Water, by Peter Smith
Oct. 5, 2010: Côte-d’Or, Georges Duvernet, “Une boisson civilisatrice,” p. 7
Oct. 7, 2010: Herald-Tribune on-line, “9,000-year-old beer gets modern debut”
July 22, 2010: Summer Pennsylvanian (front page): “Ancient Drinks Fight Cancer”
May, 2010: Current Archaeology, Christopher Catling, “Does civilisation start with beer?” p. 44
Feb., 2010: Galileu (Brazilian “Scientific American,” Guilherme Rosa, “Movidos a álcool”
Feb. 2, 2010: BellaOnline, Carolyn Smagalski, “Ancient Ales for Modern Man”
Jan. 30, 2010: Suite 101, Rosemary E. Bachelor, “Historic Relationship Between Religion & Alcohol”
Jan. 19, 2010: BarBEERians, “An Alcoholic Motivation”
Jan./Feb., 2010: The Pennsylvania Gazette, cover story, 34-41, “Man, The Drinker,” by Trey Popp
Biomolecular archaeologist and Penn Museum researcher Patrick McGovern Gr’80 has found some of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to history, and he wants you to take a glug. They might just be responsible for civilization as we know it. (Not to mention your next hangover.)
Jan. 15, 2010: The Independent, Michael Kan, “Did a Thirst for Beer Spark Civilization?”
Jan. 3, 2010 – New York Times, The Stone Age Rocked, if You Liked Your Liquor
Maybe they were better off in the Stone Age than we think. As early as 9,000 years ago, long before the wheel was invented, inhabitants of a Neolithic village in China were brewing a type of mead, or fermented honey and fruit, with an alcohol content of 10 percent, the archaeologist Patrick McGovern discovered recently.
Dec. 28, 2010: Associated Press (nationwide), Allen G. Breed, “Mead, drink of Vikings, comes out of the Dark Ages”
Dec. 24, 2009 – The WhyFiles, Brewing: Just Doing What Comes Naturally
Ancient Ales and a Brewer’s Timeline
Dec. 24, 2009 – Der Spiegel, Brewing up a Civilization
Did our Neolithic ancestors turn to agriculture so that they could be sure of a tipple? US Archaeologist Patrick McGovern thinks so. The expert on identifying traces of alcohol in prehistoric sites reckons the thirst for a brew was enough of an incentive to start growing crops.
Dec. 15, 2009 – MSNBC, Eight ancient drinks uncorked by science
Throughout human history, alcoholic beverages have treated pain, thwarted infections and unleashed a cascade of pleasure in the brain that lubricates the social fabric of life, according to Patrick McGovern, an archaeochemist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
July, 2009 – GERSTEL Solutions Worldwide, Peeking into Pharaoh’s Glass
April 24, 2009 –Daily Pennsylvanian, Ancient Egyptians Made Meds from Wine
April 20, 2009 – Philadelphia Inquirer, Age-old Remedies
Penn scientists are using chemistry to learn the identity of herbs the ancient Egyptian mixed with wine to make sought-after medicines.
July 22, 2009 – NOW Lebanon, Talking To: Wine archaeologist Patrick McGovern
Over the past two decades, Dr. McGovern has pioneered the exciting interdisciplinary field of Biomolecular Archaeology which is yielding whole new chapters concerning our human ancestry, medical practice, and of course what our ancient ancestors were eating and drinking.
Oct. 13, 2009 – Philadelphia Inquirer, Slaking a Thirst for Knowledge
Oct. 2009: The Scientist, Margaret Guthrie, “Tippling through the ages”
Oct. 9, 2009 : Philadelphia Daily News, Joe Sixpack, “Craft brewers offer a taste of history”
Sept. 8, 2009 – New York Times, Chew It Up, Spit It Out, Then Brew. Cheers!
SAM CALAGIONE, the founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, has a taste for exotic brews. There is Midas Touch, created from sediment found on drinking vessels in the tomb of King Midas in Turkey, and Chateau Jiahu, inspired by trace ingredients from a 9,000-year-old dig in China.
Feb. 8, 2008 – Phila. Daily News, Joe Six-Pack, Chocolate Beer
April 7, 2008 – Discover magazine, Earliest chocoholics
Dec. 6, 2007 – Penn Current, Q & A with Patrick McGovern
Nov. 2007: Brew Your Own: Two Ancient Brews, by Betsy Parks
Sept., 2006 – Süddeutsche Zeitung WISSEN–Magazin, Ur-Ur-Ur-Typ
Feb. 9, 2006 – Daily Pennsylvanian, Brewing the Past
May, 2005 – Inform, Fermented Beverages of Ancient China, by R. A. Moreau and A. Nunez
April 4, 2005 – J. Chemical Education, Prehistoric Beverage Choices
Dec. 11, 2004 – Science News, China’s Fermented Past
Dec. 7, 2004 – New York Times, Chinese Pottery Yields Leftovers of Stone Age Happy Hour
Oct. 22, 2004 – Le Progres, Je recherche les origines du vin
2003 – Cricket, Left-overs Fit for a King
April 21, 2000- Kathemerine, Ancient Greek Wine
Dec. 23, 1999 – New York Times, King Midas, Happy Hour at a Tomb
Nov. 27, 1999 – New Scientist, Grog of the Greeks
1998 – 5,400 ans avant notre ere: le premier cru est tire (Pierre Seltz).
June 6, 1996 – New York Times, In the Annals of Winemaking, 5000 B.C. Was Quite a Year
June 6, 1996 – Times Literary Supplement, Chateau Flintstone
March 26, 1985 – New York Times, Earliest Samples of Royal Purple Found
February 21, 1983 – Chemical & Engineering News, “Special Report: Archaeological Chemistry” by Pamela Zurer