The Danube episode is a unique one for us. It was a show we hadn’t planned on in the original series outline. But, when went on an AmaWaterways cruise to film our Vienna, Budapest and Tokaj shows, the journey along the river was so fascinating, we had to share it.
The fun thing about creating a travel show is that you do an immense amount of pre-production planning to film everything in a short amount of time. Just as when you travel on your own, it’s the unplanned experiences that make a trip. Our visit to Linz, Austria, was that magic.
Pack your bags and join Emmy-award winning wine expert and host, Leslie Sbrocco, as she whisks audiences off for culinary adventures around the globe.
Sbrocco’s new series, 100 Days, Drinks, Dishes & Destinations, is your virtual passport to palate-pleasing experiences and cultural exploration. From sausage stands in Vienna to Chinese tea traditions in San Francisco, Nashville’s hot chicken and Tennessee whiskey to hearty Hungarian goulash, Leslie shares knowledge and humor alike as she indulges in iconic treats and undiscovered treasures.
Follow Leslie through castles, ancient hot springs, beaches, and bustling city streets as she takes on the world with glass and fork in hand.
Leslie Sbrocco (a.k.a. ThirstyGirl) eats, drinks, and travels for a living. She considers herself lucky to do what she loves and has always said, “Well, someone has to do it…I’m just happy it’s me.” A food show host, a wine expert with two books, a writer, speaker, and consultant, Leslie shares her passion for tasting the world in her new national television series.
She has hosted KQED’s Check Please, Bay Area! for 14 seasons and is a regular guest on NBC’s The Today Show among other on-air and online media outlets. She is an in-demand speaker who travels the world to educate about wine at events such as Food & Wine magazine’s Aspen Classic, The Boston Wine Expo, and Pinot Noir New Zealand. Leslie hosts corporate drinks and food events across the country, has consulted for companies including Traveling Vineyard and Target, and judges global wine and spirits competitions including the Argentina Wine Awards, the John Barleycorn Society Spirits Awards, and the San Francisco International Wine Competition.