There's a lot of talk these days about eating organic, local and sustainable food. But what about your favorite drinks? These eight beverage makers know a thing or two about sustainable practices, and the best thing is, their doors are open to visitors.
There's an astounding variety of drinks found around the world; some are familiar and delicious, while others come in combinations of liquors and ingredients that simply don't seem like they belong and which illustrate how much taste can vary from place to place. But there's always one thing that can bring the uniqueness of people together, and that's a unique alcoholic drink.
Just as the cuisine of a place reveals clues about its culture and history, so does its signature local drink. What’s the best drink you had on the road, and did the drink have any connection to the place where you drank it or the people you drank with?
From beers in the Czech Republic to the wines of France, vodka in Poland and tequila in Mexico, it seems every destination has a signature drink and sampling the local tipple can help you understand just a bit more of the history, culture, and daily life of a place. To learn more about traditional drinks around the world, we asked each of our WhyGo writers to tell us about their favorite beverages in their destinations.
When you visit parts of South America you'll surely notice that most people are all drinking a strange hot beverage. Rachel Ward found out all about it while going to school there, and tells us the deal here.
If your pockets are deep and you want serious bragging rights at your next cocktail party, then belly up to the bar with BootsnAll writer Jessica Spiegel for a look at the world's most expensive beverages.