South Africa carries with it some pretty hefty baggage - it's far away from so much of the rest of the world that what we "know" about South Africa comes to us largely through brief news snippets, sweeping movie landscapes, or apartheid documentaries on the History Channel. You know there's more to South Africa than that. You just don't know what.
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.
Most people know Argentina and Chile as South American wine destinations, but there are so many more great spots to plan a wine vacation in the region. Eileen Smith explains where to look and what to taste throughout the continent.
Being prepared to drink in a foreign land requires more than knowing how to order a beer in the local language. Let David Joshua Jennings help maneuver you through 20 drinking traditions and customs around the world.
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.
Ask someone on the street which alcoholic drink they associate with Germany and nine out of ten times you will get one answer: beer. However, Germany has more to offer than this. Nadine Horn offers three suggestions for where to go and what to drink in Germany.