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


"Patrick McGovern has written his masterpiece. He takes us on an engrossing, multifaceted journey through the complex relationships between human cultures and alcoholic beverages of all kinds. In doing so, he develops a new context for human history."--Brian Fagan, author of "The Great Warming "and "Fish on Friday" "Fascinating, wide-ranging and erudite. When it comes to ancient beverages, Patrick McGovern is the dean of the subject."--Tom Standage, author of "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" and "An Edible History of ...

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