Ancient fermentations

Dave Roberts dmr at nhm.ac.uk
Fri Jul 12 05:20:32 EST 1996

Within the past few weeks there were two reports in the UK press (probably
The Times) about ancient fermentations.  One was an archeological report
about residues in an ancient jar and, if memory serves, was said to be
evidence of the world's oldest wine.  The other was a report of a brewer
(Scottish & Newcastle I think) who had replicated an ancient Egyptian
recipe for beer, of which I remember two snippets, one was that it was damn
expensive and the other was an expert's opinion that it was a quaffable
brew but too sweet for the modern palate.

Can anyone help point me in the direction of the source of these studies?

Many thanks.


Dr D.McL. Roberts,        Tel: +44 171 938 8790
Dept. Zoology,            Fax: +44 171 938 9158
The Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road,
London        SW7 5BD
Great Britain             Email: dmr at nhm.ac.uk

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