2. Everything goes better with wine
Nothing compensates for a long day of getting lost on goat paths in the wrong set of mountains like a cold bottle of white wine. Or a lukewarm bottle of red. The local plonk is inevitably a disappointment when you bring it home, but it always tastes good where its made. Many wineries in Europe will even fill your screw-top water bottles from a tank that looks like an overgrown gas pump. And its usually about the same price as gasoline - under $2 per liter. Of course, you can also buy good wines (already bottled!) at higher prices, but they dont take well to the jostling of constant travel. Drink em if youve got em.