This is not a list of party destinations. This is not a list for the uneducated drinker who doesn't care which bourbon is being poured or which red wine is the house. And this is not a list where the traveler's only goal is to get hammered, grind ass on the dance floor and wake up to someone they don't recognize. There is nothing wrong with those vacations, but this list won't help you with that.
This is a list of locations where lovers of beer, wine and spirits can truly enjoy the finer aspects of their drinks. While partying breaks out at times, the destinations we chose to focus on are places where their drinks are also their culture, where it’s OK to geek-out over the hints of grass and punches of hops. These places are for foodies who prefer drinks (we will dub them drinkies). They are drinking vacations. The Top 10.