Try: Filter to just beer, and zooming in on Europe on the map.
If you look at all of Europe’s beer consumption, you can see that Eastern European countries do tend to drink more beer than their Western European counterparts (especially Germany, Luxembourg, France).
Try: Clicking on Libya.
Notice that there is a steep drop in alcohol consumption in Libya in 1970. This is right after Muammar Gaddafi took control of Libya in 1969, and banned alcohol to uphold Islamic traditions.
Try: Clicking on Russia.
Russia has quite a strange trend with their wine consumption. It turns out that after the Russian Revolution in 1917, French wine connoisseurs flocked to Russia to tap into the new market, so the wine industry grew. However, when the Soviet Union fell in the 1990s, the land vineyards were on was seen as more valuable if used for other crops. Thus, the Russian wine industry suffered. However, the Russians still had to drink, so we can see that they made up for that loss in wine by drinking more spirits.