As it is nearing the end of the year, I thought I’d start talking about famous travellers. After all, without them, how would all the armchair traveller (or indeed, cyber travellers) learn about new (or old) destinations worth visiting (or not)?
As described by the show‘s producers:
“The Thirsty Traveller dives headlong into the intimate relationship between local people he visits and their favorite alcoholic libations….it is a weekly journey into the heart of the world’s greatest wine, beer, and spirit producing regions. Each episode explores the land, people, production, companies, customs, traditions, food, and stories connected with the alcoholic beverage that a region is known for.”
Before you dismiss this as a mere excuse for a drunk to travel the world on a television network’s tab, give it half a chance and watch the show, which airs on Discovery Travel channel.
If you don’t get that channel, I strongly suggest that you do, especially if you love travel. But failing that, you can check out some of the Thirsty Traveller’s videos online:
Inside The Sake Temple
The Thirsty Traveler hops the bullet train to Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, to study up on the making of the quintessential Japanese beverage.
Sacred Beer in Brussels
1,000 years of history fused into every sip. The Thristy Traveler explores the abbey region surrounding Brussels, uncovering the mysteries of Lambic and Trappist brewing.
The Bamburg Onion
Vegetarians beware, it’s the burger to end all burgers: an onion stuffed with pork and ground beef and topped with bacon and gravy. The Thirsty Traveler finds out how it’s done.
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