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Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages

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  • Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages (University of California Press) – Trade paperback (2010)
    by Patrick E McGovern

    Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages

    Trade paperback, University of California Press
    2010
    English
    352 pages

    ISBN: 0520267982
    ISBN-13: 9780520267985

    In a lively tour around the world and through the millennia, "Uncorking the Past" tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink. Following a tantalizing trail of archaeological, chemical, artistic, and textual clues, Patrick E. McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages, brings us up to date on what we now know about how humans created and enjoyed fermented beverages across cultures. Along the way, he explores a provocative hypothesis about the integral role ... Show more

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