Archaeologist recreates ancient brews
Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Admin4
Over time, McGovern became interested in ancient pottery, then discovering what was inside the pottery.
A colleague presented him with a large jar from Iran from 3500 B.C. that had a reddish deposit. She sought his analysis. The vessel contained tartaric acid, a key ingredient found in grapes from the Middle East.
“That started us off on the wine odyssey,” he recalled.