Jack Maxwell drinks with the Germans who engineer the world's finest brew and booze. Included: He tries his hand at playing an Alphorn; watches a traditional Bavarian whipcracking contest; sips on anti-aging beer; and is introduced to a giant robot dragon.
A bundled-up Jack drills holes in Siberia's icy Lake Baikal and sips vodka from a straw on the surface. Then, he takes a shot from a Cossack's sword, sips deer blood, and tries Polugar bread wine, which is considered the national drink of Russia.
Jack Maxwell taps into the mysterious energies of Madagascar and drinks its most potent spirits. He meets mystical monkeys, concocts a snake-blood cocktail, shakes his booty with a local tribe, eats pig face for breakfast, and makes a boozy offering to the spirit of a king.
In his quest to understand why the Portuguese can feel so homesick, Jack Maxwell dives for a rare seafood delicacy, visits Dr. Frankenstein's liquor laboratory, unearths the Wine of Death, and tastes the crown jewel of Portuguese booze: Port wine.
After more than 50 years of being cut off from America, Jack Maxwell visits Cuba. He gets cleansed in the country's oldest religion; drinks rum; sees Hemingway's beloved Havana; and sips on the national drink: an iced mojito.
Jack embarks on a booze-soaked Croatian adventure. He drinks wine with monsters; sieges a centuries-old castle; drinks truffles in the land of giants; curses like a sailor in a traditional balote game; and finds the cave of Odysseus.
Jack Maxwell travels to Israel, where he encounters some rowdy rabbis and attends a Shavout festival, during which he sips pomegranate and almond wines. Also: He takes a dip in the Dead Sea; drinks Arak; and indulges in a beer with the Speed Sisters.
A boozy trip up the Mississippi River is inspired by American author Mark Twain. Highlights include Louisiana's Mardi Gras; Minnesota's Beer Dabbler Festival; and a cocktail in Missouri created by Twain himself.
Jack discovers he has a lot to learn about drink etiquette in South Korea, where his adventures include eating live octopus, taking a punch at an ancient fortress, surviving a zombie attack, and catching a glimpse of isolated North Korea.