Travelers are developing a taste for tipple-fueled journeys, whether that's a visit to a whisky distillery in the Scottish highlands, a stopover at Melbourne’s best cocktail bar, or a day spent wandering Bordeaux’s brand new Cité du Vin. So this week, we at Travelogue looks at how, why, and when these boozy pilgrimages began—and suggest, of course, a few worthwhile journeys. Why does the exact same bottle of rosé taste so much more delicious on the terrace of a Provençal bistro than it does on your back porch at home? Where are the best cities in the world to drink right now? (Hint: three of the four are right here stateside.) And just how good, really, are celebrity ventures like those from George Clooney and Sammy Hagar? We'll take on all this, plus interview Cameron Mackenzie, head distiller of Australia’s Four Pillars, one of the more intriguing new boutique ginsmiths Down Under.