The Thirsty Traveler

Fine Living Premiered Jan 01, 2002 In Season


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Episode Guide

    • Ports of Pleasure
      Ports of Pleasure
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The thirsty traveler takes us to Portugal to discover the red and white port lodges of Oporto and the lush hillside vineyards of the Douro Valley. He shows us how the local alochohal, tawny port is made.
    • Cachaca Ole!
      Cachaca Ole!
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      The Thirsty Traveler takes us to the home of samba, soccer and Brazil's national drink, Cachaca! Thise sugary drink was first made 400 years ago by the slaves in the sugarcane plantations.
    • Belgium, Beer Paradise
      Belgium, Beer Paradise
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Today the Thirstly Travaler travels to Belgium and finds more beer than he can handle! Everyone here is making beer and have been for generations. Some of the world's tastiest and most unique beers can be found among the naturally fermented lambics and wheat beers. Our Traveler's zest for the history of the drink leads him to the Orval Monastery. Join him as he leads you to the rarely-seen abbey in the Ardennes Mountains of Belgium.moreless
    • Jamaican Rum Man
      Jamaican Rum Man
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      During World War 2, whiskey was in very short supply so a Jamaican company experimented on a new drink as a substitute for whiskey. This drink was called Rum. Rum is very popular today and contains a lot of sugar. The thirsty traveler goes on a hunt to find out how Rum is made and what's in it.moreless
    • Gin Joint Jive
      Gin Joint Jive
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      The thirsty traveler takes us to Plymouth, England where he learns the history of Plymouth's own Plymouth Gin.
    • Bitters: The World's Best Kept Secret
      The thirsty traveler shows us another one of the worlds best kept secrets; Aromatic bitters. Originally used as a first aid to heal wounds, it is now a beautiful liquere.
    • Black Gold, Irish Nectar
      Black Gold, Irish Nectar
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      In today's episode of The Thirsty Traveler, Kevin takes us to Ireland and explains to us how their is nothing more Irish than a pint of stout. The thirsty traveller takes us on a journey to find the history of this dark ale and makes his way from the crowded streets of Dublin, through Waterford and lands in Cork. From haunted castles to yacht sailing to the local pub for a caleigh, the Irish nectar is there.moreless
    • Make It Schnappy
      Make It Schnappy
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      The Thirsty Traveler travels to Germany where he finds out that each region seems to make their own version of it's well known Schnapps.
    • Maple Liqueur
      Maple Liqueur
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Maple Syrup isn't just a sweet sauce that you put on pancaked anymore because in Quebec, they have turned it into a sweet drink.
    • Chile's Best-kept Secret
      Chile's Best-kept Secret
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Dating back to 1551, educated young men make the best wine in Chile and The Thirsty Travel unravels their secrets!
    • From Russia with Vodka
      From Russia with Vodka
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Russian's make the best Vodka in the world because they invented the drink the thirsty traveler takes us into some of the breweries.
    • The Birthplace of Pilsner
      The Birthplace of Pilsner
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      In the city of Pilsen, in what is now know as the Czech Republic, the world’s first golden beer was brewed on October 5, 1842, Pilsner Urquell.
    • Absolutely Aquavit
      Absolutely Aquavit
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Northern Scandinavia is known as the "Land of the Midnight Sun." Here, under the constant bombardment of summer's 24-hour sunlight, men and women like their drink strong, their song loud and their fish fresh.
    • Apple Cider House Rules
      Apple Cider House Rules
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      The thirsty traveler journeys to Connecticut where he finds one of the only remaning steam-powered cider mills in the world. He meets with Clyde family who run the mill who have been making hard cider since 1881.
    • Grabba Grappa
      Grabba Grappa
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      The thirsty traveler takes us to Northern Italy to discover the romance of Venice's canals to the granite spires of the mighty Dolomite Mountains. He shows us the local whine, Grappa and how its made and its history in Italy.
    • Japanese Sock’em To Ya Sake
      Japanese Sock'em To Ya Sake
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      The Thirsty Traveler travels to Japan were he finds out that the average age of Japanese people is higher than the average of Americans. Of course it's no surprise; it all depends on the food and drink. The Thirsty Traveler finds that the Japanese have very healthy diets compared to the American 'junk' diet.moreless
    • Kentucky, The Frontier Spirit
      Kentucky, The Frontier Spirit
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Bourbon, the local spirit of Kentucky which was discovered by Daniel Boone in the 1700's. Bourbon is the type of drink you sip while eating a hardy home cooked meal at the local bed and breakfast. The Thirsty Traveler discovers what it's made of and exactly how it's made.
    • Mexico, Tequila Taco Bell
      Mexico, Tequila Taco Bell
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      The thirsty traveler takes us to the heart of the hot Mexican desert where he finds that the agave plant grows beautifully on ground covered by volcanic ash. He discovers the Tequila making haciendas and burro riding Jimadors who cultivate this national drink.
    • Newfoundland 'Screech' & Iceberg Vodka
      The thirsty traveler take us to the most eastern point of North America otherwise known as the rock. When the waters arn't covered with snow, industrial boats come out and use the contents of the clear virgin waters to make Iceberg Vodka. He also introduces us to the local moonshine, Newfie screech!moreless
    • Ontario, Vin Glace
      Ontario, Vin Glace
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      The thirsty traveler takes us to Canada where he learns everything about how frozen grapes turn into Canada¹s premium dessert wine, Icewine. This sweet winter grown wine is fast becoming an International favorite. Plus The Thirsty Traveler and a local chef prepare a decadent meal using these Icewine grapes.
    • Scotland, The Water of Life
      Scotland, The Water of Life
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      The thirsty traveler takes us through the cobblestone streets of Edinburgh to the rolling hills of the Speyside Valley to the salty water of the Island of Islay where he searches this lush and historic country for its fine whiskey on the 'Whiskey Trail.' And while on Islay he helps a local B&B owner prepare a whiskey-laced meal.moreless
    • The Sparkle Of France
      The Sparkle Of France
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      The French have always been known for their flare for the elegant. Champagne is just one of their many aristocratic passions. Our Thirsty Traveler journeys through the heart of the French Champagne region, picking grapes, pressing, bottling and even sabering the odd bottle. He'll take you under ground, through miles of caves that house millions of fine bottles. Plus he's invited to dine at one of Europe's finest restaurants.moreless
    • Wine Of The Valley
      Wine Of The Valley
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      California brings a vision of sun, surf, sand, and the Beach Boys. Travel a little further up the coast and you're in wine country. Sonoma County is a mass of fine Californian Wineries. It all started in the 1800's when a Spanish Priest planted the first vines. Then a Hungarian Count brought vine cuttings, then the Russians, Italians and Germans hopped on. Join our Thirsty Traveler as he explores the history of America's melting pot.moreless
    • Greece Is The Word, Ouzo
      Greece Is The Word, Ouzo
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Ouzo is a traditional Greek spirit which is made well on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Ouzo is pure alcohol made from raisins which is mixed in with local herbs. The Thirsty Traveler takes us to many villages were they drink Ouzo like water and we see exactly how it's made.moreless
    • Alaskan Beer
      Alaskan Beer
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Alaskans boast a rugged individualism unmatched by Americans in the Lower 48. The place is cold and crisp, just like its beer! And with the near-Arctic environment, beer masters tend to make a heartier blend.
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