The Thirsty Traveler

The Thirsty Traveler

2002 - 2010, Cookery
Some of the world's greatest beer, wine and spirit-producing regions.
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Episode Guide

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Aruba; Curacao-Caribbean Liqueur (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Aruba; Curacao-Caribbean Liqueur

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Sweden: Absolut Thirsty! (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Sweden: Absolut Thirsty!

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Spain: Amazing Andalucia (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Spain: Amazing Andalucia

    Spanish sherry.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - The Story of a Cocktail: Worldwide (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    The Story of a Cocktail: Worldwide

    A journey to find the world's best cocktail, and the stories behind each of the nominees.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Tasmania; Australia-a-Devil of (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Tasmania; Australia-a-Devil of

    The ingredients that make the wine, beer and spirits from Australia so special.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - A Whale of a Brew: Wales (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    A Whale of a Brew: Wales

    The micro-brewery industry explodes in Wales.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Wine Travels: Worldwide (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Wine Travels: Worldwide

    Some of the best wines the world has to offer are sampled.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - A Feast From the Far East: Taiwan (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    A Feast From the Far East: Taiwan

    The modern industrialized island of Taiwan clings to the fringes of an ancient culture.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Amazing Andalucia: Spain (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Amazing Andalucia: Spain

    Spanish sherry.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Canada: Rye Whiskey Rocks! (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Canada: Rye Whiskey Rocks!

    The favored drink by American bootleggers during Prohibition, Canadian whiskey is now popular around the globe.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - The Best of... (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Best of...

    Kevin answers some of the questions he is most frequently asked.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - England: Make It Mead (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    England: Make It Mead

    The renewed popularity of mead, which is made from fermented honey.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Pisco: The Spirit of Peru (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Pisco: The Spirit of Peru

    The national drink of Peru, pisco is still produced using the methods founded centuries ago.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - The Best of ... (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Best of ...

    The best drink, food, fun and characters over the past four years.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Turkey: Livin' on Lion's Milk (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Turkey: Livin' on Lion's Milk

    Turkey's traditions associated with liquor; Raki is a special homegrown spirit in Turkey that changes color when ice or water is added to it.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - The Thirsty Travler: Behind the Scenes (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Thirsty Travler: Behind the Scenes

    Going behind the scenes of the TV series.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Australia: Wines Down Under (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Australia: Wines Down Under

    Vineyards of Australia's Hunter Valley.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Cuba: Hurrah for Havana Rum! (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Cuba: Hurrah for Havana Rum!

    Kevin goes to the nightclubs of Havana in search of the best Cuban rum.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Israel: An Old Testament to Wine (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Israel: An Old Testament to Wine

    High elevations, Mediterranean breezes, and well-drained soils make areas in Israel suitable for winemaking.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Mississippi; Louisiana: A River of Whiskey (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Mississippi; Louisiana: A River of Whiskey

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Germany: Prost! To German Beer! (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Germany: Prost! To German Beer!

    Looking for a beer that could withstand long sea voyages, German brewers created a heavy barley beer nearly 1,000 years ago; Oktoberfest.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Iceland: Of Vikings and Vodka (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Iceland: Of Vikings and Vodka

    Beverages that have become an integral part of Icelandic culture and cuisine are examined.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - The Sweet Scent of Sambuca (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    The Sweet Scent of Sambuca

    Visiting Rome to sip sambuca; elderberry groves; Italian cuisine.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - The Heartbreak Grape (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Heartbreak Grape

    A visit to Lake Okanagan, Canada, the hot spot for wine lovers.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Sparkling Wines of Carneros, California (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Sparkling Wines of Carneros, California

    A visit to Carneros, the lesser-known county of California, that produces some of the world's finest sparkling wines.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - My Dear Madeira (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    My Dear Madeira

    Hothouses are used to create the unique flavor of Madeira wine.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Paradise Found (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Paradise Found

    Kevin Brauch goes on the ultimate quest for cognac.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - The Best of Bitter Beer (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Best of Bitter Beer

    Brewed in England for at least 600 years, bitter beer is as easy to find today as the corner pub.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Green Fairy (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Green Fairy

    Kevin Brauch harvests wormwood and helps create a new batch of absinthe.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - That's Whiskey With an E, Boyo (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    That's Whiskey With an E, Boyo

    Walking through the oldest licensed distilleries in Ireland.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Victorious Vermouth (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Victorious Vermouth

    Many pleasures of vermouth.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Secrets of Soju (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Secrets of Soju

    Soju is now one of the biggest selling spirits in the world.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs

    Kevin Brauch explores New Zealand's wonderful wines and dishes.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Mysteries of Mezcal (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Mysteries of Mezcal

    Mezcal is part of Zapotec culture for more than 1,000 years.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Fruit of Africa (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Fruit of Africa

    Used for medicinal purposes and fertility rituals, now marula fruit is used in creating beers and cream liquors.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Alaskan Beer (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Alaskan Beer

    Kevin Brauch samples Alaskan Smoked Porter Ale and participates in an ice-fishing trek for king salmon.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Absolutely Aquavit: Scandinavia (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Absolutely Aquavit: Scandinavia

    Northern Scandinavia.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - The Birthplace of Pilsner (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Birthplace of Pilsner

    The birth of the world's first golden beer.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - From Russia With Vodka (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    From Russia With Vodka

    A visit to where Piotr Arsenyevitch Smirnov began his first distillery.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Maple Liqueur (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Maple Liqueur

    Quebec; maple-syrup liquor.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Chile's Best-Kept Secret (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Chile's Best-Kept Secret

    Wine of Chile.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Make It Schnappy (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Make It Schnappy

    Germany produces many different types of Schnapps.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Cachaca Ole (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Cachaca Ole

    Brazil's national drink, Cachaca.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Bitters (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Bitters

    Bitters.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Gin Joint Jive (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Gin Joint Jive

    Plymouth gin.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Apple Cider House Rules (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Apple Cider House Rules

    Hard cider.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Grabba Grappa (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Grabba Grappa

    Grappa.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Ports of Pleasure (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Ports of Pleasure

    The world's finest tawny and ruby ports.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Newfoundland Schreech & Iceberg Vodka (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Newfoundland Schreech & Iceberg Vodka

    Local moonshine, Newfie Schreech; 'Iceberg Vodka.'

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Greece Is the Word: Ouzo (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Greece Is the Word: Ouzo

    Brauch goes to the Greek Island of Lesvos to sample and observe the making of ouzo.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Japan: Sock'em-to-Ya Sake (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Japan: Sock'em-to-Ya Sake

    Japanese sake.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Sonoma: Wine of the Valley (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Sonoma: Wine of the Valley

    Wine from the coast of California.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Jamaican Rum Man (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Jamaican Rum Man

    The secrets of Jamaican rum.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Mexico: Tequila Taco Bell (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Mexico: Tequila Taco Bell

    Brauch joins a crew of Jimadors and visits a distillery in the town of Tequila in Mexico.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Niagara/Ontario Icewine (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Niagara/Ontario Icewine

    Grape picking and pressing; frozen grapes; an icewine-inspired meal.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Kentucky: The Frontier Spirit (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Kentucky: The Frontier Spirit

    Kentucky bourbon.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Belgium: Beer Paradise (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Belgium: Beer Paradise

    The Orval Monastery; lambic beer; citrus flavoured white beer.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Black Gold: Irish Nectar (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Black Gold: Irish Nectar

    Stout is an integral part of Irish life.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Sparkle of France (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Sparkle of France

    French champagne region.

  • The Thirsty Traveler - Scotland: The Water of Life (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Scotland: The Water of Life

    Searching for Scotland's finest whiskey.

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