How Booze Built Amer­ica Tues­day, 7.30pm, Dis­cov­ery

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

In West­ward, Ho!, the sec­ond of a three-part se­ries that ex­am­ines the role al­co­hol — booze, plonk, liquor, what­ever you call it — played in the his­tory of the US, co­me­dian Mike Rowe looks at the wild west. He goes on a bar crawl to ex­pe­ri­ence first-hand the coun­try’s al­co­hol­fu­elled past, which is doc­u­mented as far back as the found­ing fa­thers. John Adams took a tankard of cider be­fore break­fast and Thomas Jef­fer­son liked to visit the vine­yards in Bur­gundy, France.

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