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The Drinkable Globe countdown begins: Polish vodka

 

My next book, The Drinkable Globe arrives in just a few short months. (Pre-order it 20. ShotnPickle-Polandtoday!) I see it largely as an extension of this site, celebrating drinking cultures around the world. It features insights on what, where, how, when and why folks drink on every continent. As a sort of countdown to its fall release, I’m going to offer small teases from now until November. Those teases will be in the form of photos, videos and even a few book excerpts here and there detailing the wide world of booze.

The first is a vodka-soaked video I shot in Poland last summer (when I was still calling the video series “The Drinkable Week”). Enjoy! And don’t forget to Pre-order The Drinkable Globe!

 

Bon Beer Voyage scores major award from World Food Travel Association

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My friend, Ruth Berman, just sent me this press release about her company Bon Beer Voyage. Major congratulations on winning a FoodTrekking Award from the World Food Travel Association

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Chicha de jora, Machu Picchu & high-altitude light-headedness

On the latest episode of “The Drinkable Globe” I go to Machu Picchu and Cusco, Peru in search of chicha de jora, the Incan fermented corn beverage—essentially the Americas’ first beer, long before the Europeans brought their own version. I apologize for my lethargy in this particular video. I was a little loopy and woozy from being about 11,000 feet above sea level.
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A Pisco-Fueled Odyssey Through Lima

It’s the first episode of The Drinkable Globe for 2017! In this edition, I head to Lima, Peru, to replace most of the blood in my body with pisco sours! (No, not really)

Drinkable Image: Hawaii Sea Spirits, Maui

When you’re on an island with an abundance of sugar cane, what’s the best thing to do with it all? Distill it! Hawaii Sea Spirits is surrounded by acres and acres of the stuff, which it uses to produce Ocean Organic Vodka and Deep Island Hawaiian Rum, both made with deep ocean mineral water. IMG_5725

Drinkable Images: Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne, Scotland, U.K.

Glengoyne is one of the easier Scotch distilleries to get to, as it’s barely a half-hour outside of downtown Glasgow. The distillery, draws on more than 180 years of experience, releasing single malt expressions ranging from 10 to 25 years old.

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Photos: Jeff Cioletti

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