With so much to eat and so much to drink around the world, a person couldn’t possibly do it all in one lifetime.
But there are the gems, whether popular or hidden, that should be on every adventurer’s bucket list. Some of them are exotic and in far away lands, others are blue collar and possibly right in your backyard. But all of them offer something unique and delicious.
Whether you want to jet set overseas or take a short, cross-country road trip, these are the best food and beverage tours you should put on the calendar for 2016.
Located in the heart of St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is home to Budweiser, the largest brewing company in the world. While beer aficionados may sneer at the mere mention of Bud and Bud Lite, the brewery is absolutely fascinating and a must-see. A one-hour tour will show you around the old brick buildings where beer is still produced, as well as the stables, which house the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. You’ll feel as if you’re strolling through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory of breweries as the experience is completely immersive.
Across the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland has its own gem in Dublin. The Guinness brewery is famous for its classic stout, which has been crafted for hundreds of years. But while the brewery itself is very old, its showroom and tour (called the storehouse) has a warm, modern feel that younger tourists will love. Learn how to perfectly pour a stout or try some of the other selections from Guinness like the Nitro IPA.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail isn’t just one distillery, but rather nine of the world’s best whiskey makers spread across the Bluegrass State. Reputable brands like Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve and Wild Turkey all sit along the Bourbon Trail, with each offering a unique experience. Tourists from all over the world come to visit the full trail, and visitors can arrange everything from guides to housing in one location.
La Villa Bonita
This area of Mexico is often referred to as the “Sedona of Mexico” and is home to some of the most delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine in the country. Chef Ana Garcia shows guest of the La Villa Bonita Mexican Culinary Hotel how to make some of the resort’s most signature dishes while they relax in comfort at the luxurious property in Tepoztlán.
Taste of Peru
If Mexican fare isn’t spicy enough for you, the food in Peru will surely set your tongue on fire. This tour starts in Lima and runs all the way through the ruins of Machu Pichu, where you’ll stock up on fresh ingredients and learn how to prepare the best Peruvian dishes. We hope you’re a fan of peppers, because this food is full of flavor and fire!
Bloody Mary Brunch Tour
While Mexico and Peru are exotic and exciting, it’s nice to grab a quick tour closer to home. If you love bloodies and brunch, Milwaukee has the right tour for you. Milwaukee Food Tours takes you around the different cafes and lunch spots in downtown Milwaukee, where you can enjoy a wild assortment of overdone Bloody Mary’s and some of the best breakfast food in the Midwest.