Archaeologist re-creates ancient booze

Patrick McGovern, a molecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, does not hesitate to chat about the history of alcoholic beverages, and has even re-created a "9,000-year-old Chinese drink we call Jiahu."

The drink combines hawthorn fruit, grapes, honey and rice. "It's sort of a sweet and sour profile," said McGovern, who goes on to discuss the use of chocolate in New World alcoholic beverages. "It was like the wine of the old world," McGovern said.