Sampling Vodka (Poland). 'For most Poles, the day-to-day tipple of choice is beer. But when it comes time to celebrate, someone’s bound to break out the vodka. And once that bottle is on the table, no one leaves until the bottle is finished. Poles make some of the world’s best versions of the stuff, and are not afraid to experiment. Proof of this: Żubrówka (‘bison vodka’) is flavoured with grass from the Białowieża Forest on which bison feed.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/poland
Bière de Garde (France). 'Bière de Garde ("beer for keeping") is a strong pale ale or keeping beer traditionally brewed in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. These beers were originally brewed in farmhouses during the winter and spring, to avoid unpredictable problems with the yeast during the summertime.'