5 Great Drinking Trails
December 8, 2014 | 2:45pm
You could sit at home, drink beer on your couch and watch that Law and Order marathon again, or you could can fancy yourself an adventurous trailblazer, explore historic and newly launched venues, and get your buzz on all at the same time on one of the world’s many drinking trails. Whether your poison is wine, beer, gin, bourbon, vodka, rum or you like to mix it up with a smorgasbord of spirits, there’s a trail out there leading you to the perfect destinations. You can knock out these five U.S. drinking trails on your own or with a guide (read: sober driver). Whatever trail you choose, remember that the journey is more important than the destination. If you think that old adage is confusing right now, revisit it after you finish the last of those five cocktails on one of these trails.
1. Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail
Considered the best multi-beverage drinking trail in New York State, the Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail meanders between the Hudson Valley and Berkshire Mountains. Sample award-winning wines made from locally grown fruit, craft beers and a locally distilled vodka made from 100 percent apples. When you get hungry, there are plenty of produce stands and artisanal baked goods and cheeses available along the way.
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