Nov. 23, 2020: LiveScience: Pinwheel Cave rock art in California may depict hallucinogenic ‘trance flower, by Laura Geggel 

Nov. 17, 2020: Wine Enthusiast: Beer is What Makes us Human’: How Beer Influenced Humanity Worldwide, by Kristen Richard

Nov. 11, 2020: Sapiens: Ancient Beer Is Craft’s New Frontier, by Sara Toth Stub

August 14, 2020: Financial Times: A taste of antiquity: what’s it like to eat 2,500-year-old food?, by Fuchsia Dunlop

May 30, 2020: LiveScience: Ancient people in the Kingdom of Judah may have gotten high off weed, by Laura Geggel 

May 26, 2020: Journal of Asian History 54:185-191: Review of Bernsteinglanz und Perlen des Schwarzen Drachen: Die Geschichte der chinesischen Weinkultur,  by Roderich Ptak

May 15, 202: Wine Spectator: Unfiltered: Making the World’s First Wine: Who Taught Whom?, by Collin Dreizen

April 6, 2020: Allgemeine Zeitung (Mainz): Der Weg zum Wein-Weltmarktführer, by Eric Scherer

Feb. 23, 2020: UOL Busca Brazil: Uso do álcool não é amor de Carnaval, by Edison Veiga

Autumn 2019: Unearthed!: Stuff You Missed in History ClassPodcast (bread and beer controversy at ~51 min.

September, 2019: All About History and Wine, Q&A

June 19, 2019: New Scientist: Ancient Celt drinks cabinet well stocked, by Clare Wilson

June 12, 2019: theatlantic: The Ancient Pots That Hint at Cannabis’s Early Use as a Drug, by Matthew Taub

June 12, 2019: LiveScience: People Smoked Pot to Get High at Least 2,500 Years Ago, by Laura Geggel

April/May 2019: Mid-Atlantic Brew News: Penn Museum’s B.C. Breweriana, by George Hummel

April 2019: Drinking Culture (Belarus): Патрик Эдвард МакГоверн: «Алкоголь сыграл огромную роль не только в культурной революции, но и в биологической эволюции (“Patrick Edward McGovern: Alcohol was very important for both cultural and biological evolution” (in Russian), by Irina Zhukova

March 19, 2019: October: “Falling for beer” (Conde Nast): How Brewers Are Bringing Forgotten Beers Back to Life, by Norman Miller

March, 2019: Wine Enthusiast: Behind Portugal’s Traditional Amphorae Wines, by Betsy Andrews

Feb. 8, 2019: KCRW, Santa Monica, Good Food and Drink, hosted by Evan KleimanDrinking like the ancients

Fall 2018: World of Fine Wine: Homo Imbibens, The Work of Patrick McGovern, by Andrew Jefford

Sept. 26, 2018: WineLineRadio with Robert Scott: Feature interview

Sept. 20, 2018: the drinks business: ‘World’s oldest brewery’ more than it appears, by Rupert Millar

Sept. 20, 2018: LiveScience: Traces of the World’s First ‘Microbrew’ Found in a Cave in Israel, by Megan Gannon

August, 28, 2018: Go-Wine: Insider News: Patrick McGovern, by David Furer

August 10, 2018: Financial Times: Why drink is the secret to humanity’s successby Robin Dunbar

August 7, 2018: Haaretz: Cannabis Beer: The Latest Variation of a 10,000-year-old Tradition, by Ruth Schuster

July 23, 2018: Associated Press: Ancient churches and origins of wine in Republic of Georgia, by Kevin Begos

July 17, 2018: CNN.com: Remains of bread baked 14,400 years ago found in Jordan, by

June 15, 2018: Wine Enthusiast: Legacies and Lineage Podcast, by Layla Schlack

June 11, 2018: Il Giorno (Mantova), La Nazione (Florence), and Il Resto del Carlino (Bologna): L’Indiana Jones della birra,” by Tommaso Papa

June, 2018: Psychology Today: Beer: Stirring Civilization: Think of the Brew as a Psychic Technology Fostering Communication as well as Relaxation, by Alexander Blum

May 20, 2018: Nòva24, Il Sole24Ore: L’archeo-genetica della cucina, by Guido Romeo

May, 2018: The Growler: Brewing Relics: Archaeologist Patrick McGovern Uncovers the Secrets of Ancient Ales and Wines, by Jessica Searles

March 2, 2018: CBC News: Ancient beer on tap as part of Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Week, by Amy Hadley

Spring 2018: LeRouge&leBlanc: Voyage aux sources du vin, by Sonia Lopez Calleja and Philippe Bouin

January 12, 2018: Sommelier Guild: The Science of Ancient Wine, by Kevin Begos.

January 2018: Le Paratonnerre: Une histoire de l’alcool/A history of alcohol, by Brieuc Cudennec

December  22, 2017: Forbes.com: Best Booze Books of 2017, by Tara Nurin

December 11, 2017: Atlas Obscura: Recreating King Midas’s 2,700-Year-Old Feast, by Anne Ewbank

November 27, 2017: Mercury News (Silicon Valley): 6 books for the beer lover on your gift list, by Jay R. Brooks

November 23, 2017: PennCurrent: Discovery Finds Winemaking is Centuries Older than Previously Believed, by Louisa Shepard

November 21, 2017: Smithsonianmag.com: The Ten Best Books About Food of 2017, by Rachel Tepper Paley

November 21, 2017: New York Times,  (Science Times): A Nice Vintage, Circa 6,000 B.C., by Nicholas St. Fleur

November 14, 2017: La Statale (University of Milan): In Georgia, a sud del grande Caucaso, scoperte le più antiche tracce di vinificazione, by Osvaldo Faille

National Geographic, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Oldest Evidence of Winemaking Discovered at 8,000-Year-Old Village, by Andrew Curry

Associated Press, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Talk about vintage: Pottery shards show 8,000-year-old wine, by Malcolm Ritter

New York Times, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Wine from Prehistoric Georgia with an 8,000-Year-Old Vintage, by Nicholas St. Fleur

Washington Post, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Earliest evidence of wine found in giant, 8,000-year-old jars, by Ben Guarino

ABC.com, Australia, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Ancient pottery reveals humans have made wine for at least 8,000 years, by Belinda Smith.

The Guardian, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Evidence of world’s earliest winemaking uncovered by archaeologists, by  Ashifa Kassam and Nicola Davis:

Reuters/U.S. News & World Report, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Drinking Age: Oldest Evidence of Wine-Making Found Near Tbilisi, by Will Dunham:

NPR, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Live Science, The Salt: Georgian Jars Hold 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking Clues, by Dan Charles

Haaretz, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Earliest Wine in World Found in 8,000-year-old Neolithic Georgia, by Ruth Schuster

Wine Spectator, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Origins of Winemaking Stretch Back 8,000 Years, by Suzanne Mustacich

Condé Nast, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: New evidence shows that our love for wine dates back to the Stone Age, by Benjamin Kemper

JancisRobinson.com, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Breakthrough discovery in Georgia, by Julia Harding

The Economist, Week of Nov. 13, 2017: Wine-making existed at least 500 years earlier than previously known, by Slavea Chankova

November 4, 2017: ArcheoFood event centered on Ancient Brews, Varese, Italy; menu, Skype program

October 30, 2017: Decanter: Jefford on Monday: The Georgia Connection, by Andrew Jefford

October 2, 2017: Ancient Origins: The Strange and Wonderful World of Ancient Brews

September 14, 2017: Penn News Today: Primate Cocktail Hour

September-October 2017: Pennsylvania Gazette: Primate Cocktail Hour

September 2017: Beer Advocate: Shelf Talker, by Courtney Cox

August 15, 2017: BBC World Service Newsday interview, with Bola Mosuro

August 2017: Brewer and Distiller International: He found the oldest-known beer on the planet…The biomolecular archaeology of ancient alcoholic beverages, by Ian Hornsey

July-August 2017: Cornell Alumni Magazine: Brew Master, Raise a glass to Penn researcher Patrick McGovern ’66, the Indiana Jones of ancient alcohol, by Kitty Kemp.

July 31, 2017: BeerSmith Podcast Live, with Brad Smith

July 11, 2017: WCAI, Local NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands: Recreating the World’s Oldest Known Beers and Wines, by Heather Goldstone.

July 11, 2017: Associated Press (AP):Ancient Brews’ reveals tasty history of alcohol, by Kevin Begos.

July 10, 2017: Smithsonianmag.com: Ancient Humans Liked Getting Tipsy, Too, by Lorraine Boissoneault.

June 30, 2017: The Salt, NPR.com: Meet The Indiana Jones Of Ancient Ales And Extreme Beverages, by Courtney Columbus.

June 27 and July 2, 2017: Philly.com and Philadelphia Inquirer: Five questions for Philly’s master of ancient beer, by Tom Avril.

June 26: Heritage Radio Network Ferment About It! (Fuhmentaboudit!): EPISODE 208 Ancient Brews with Dr. Pat McGovern, with Chris Cusme.

June 25, 2017: Business Insider: The ‘Scorpion King’ is real — here’s what this explorer found in his tomb, by Gene Kim and Kevin Loria.

June 22, 2017: Cool Science Radio Interview, KPCW (Park City UT), with John Wells

June 21, 2017: Business Insider: Why IPA beers have ‘India’ in the name — and why it tastes so unique, by Gene Kim and Kevin Loria.

June 16, 2017: Wall Street Journal: Liquid Time Capsules, by Benjamin Shull.

June 14, 2017: Popular Science: America’s standard, bland beer is slowly being replaced by the weird stuff: One day, we may even have a “Dino-Brew,” excerpt from Ancient Brews

May 2017: Sciences et Avenir: L’alcool, accélérateur de l’évolution humaine, by Rachel Mulot.

May/June, 2017: Imbibe: Time in a Bottle: Dr. Patrick McGovern Helps Ancient Drinks Bubble Back to Life, by Joshua Bernstein.

June 6, 2017: Science magazine reads for the summer of ’17: Ancient Brews reviewed, by Martin C. Doppelt.

March, 2017: Bild der Wissenschaft: Spelzen, Speichel und Urin: Vor 12000 Jahren begann der Mensch im Vorderen Orient, Getreide anzubauen – aber nicht für Brat, sondern für Bier, by Jutta Wieloch.

February, 2017: Indy-Week (Independent): The Need for Mead: Honey Wines Rooted in North Carolina Pay Homage to Local Harvests, by Corbie Hill

February, 2017: National Geographic: A 9,000-Year Love Affair, by Andrew Curry, with Corrections.

December 13, 2016: Cool Green Science (Nature Conservancy): Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione on Archaeology, Conservation and Beer, by Matt Miller

September 26, 2016: Business Insider: Why Alcohol Has Always Played a Role in Human Civilization, by Kevin Loria

September 2016: SOMOS TODOS CERVEJEIROS: Indiana Jones das bebidas desvenda cervejas ancestrais, by Filipe Limas

September 2016: National Geographic: Were Humans Built to Drink Alcohol? and Why I Brew Ancient Beers

September 1, 2016: Jovem Nerd: Especial: Dossiê Hidromel: a bebida dos deuses, by Daniel John Furuno.

August 2016: Les Cahiers Science & Vie: L’aventurier des élixirs perdus, by Betty Mamane.

May 27, 2016: Live Science: Vintage Brew: Carlsberg Recreates Historic Lager with Old Yeast, by Megan Gannon.

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 5, 2016Courier-Post: Penn Museum Exhibit has Midas Touch, by Sally Friedman.

May 4, 2016: BillyPennYou 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: FooboozTaste 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 WinaPoszukiwacz 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. 28, 2015: Cinematograph: The Third Eye: McGovern and The Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, by Virginia Campione

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: San Francisco Wine School Insider Interview with David Furer

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

July 20, 2013: O Globo: Vinho Francês, Receita Italiana, by Cesar Baima

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 8, 2013: guokr.com (China), Google translation, 法国葡萄酒有名,起源却是意大利

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: Galileo: 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: Nature, Chemical Forensics Confirm French Wine Had Early Roots: Ancient Jars Hold Residue of 2,500-year-old Vintage

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.comThe 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

May, 2012: EOS-Science: Het bier van de farao [Dutch] and La bière du roi Midas [French], by Teake Zuidema

March 20, 2012: Nebraska Beer, Uncorking the Past (Joslyn Museum), by Nick Spies

Feb. 27, 2012: BBC MundoLas 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

Dec. 1-7, 2011: Courrier international, L’aventurier de l’ivresse perdue [French translation of Dig, Drink and Be Merry, by Abigail Tucker, below]

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”

2010: HerbalGram: Archaeological Oncology Project Uncovers Cancer-Fighting Compounds in Ancient Herbal Beverages, by Ashley Lindstrom

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.

Penn Museum, Annual Report 2009-2010

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

Dec. 4, 2007 – Daily Pennsylvanian, Calling all Chocoholics

Nov. 2007: Brew Your Own: Two Ancient Brews, by Betsy Parks

Sept., 2006 – Süddeutsche Zeitung WISSENMagazin, 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