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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)

Image of the Day: Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is the heart of Argentina’s wine industry. Stunning views of the Andes surround most of the vineyards in the region, like this positively breathtaking vista from the grounds of Bodega Norton—known for its award-winning Malbec, among other varietals.

Photo: Jeff CIoletti

Photo: Jeff CIoletti