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Tag Archives: Peru

• Montes Plants Vineyard in Machu Picchu

Montes Plants Vineyard in Machu Picchu

Daring Chilean winemaker Aurelio Montes has planted an experimental vineyard close to the famous 15th century Inca site Machu Picchu in Peru’s Cusco region. Just under a hectare in size, the vineyard resides 3,000 metres above sea level in the Sacred Valley of the Incas close to Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco. But […]

• Pisco Exudes The Spirit Of Peru

Pisco Exudes The Spirit Of Peru

Peruvians are passionate about pisco — and no one exudes that passion like Johnny Schuler, master distiller of Portón pisco. “The essence of pisco is tradition, history, beauty, time and dedication,” he said. “In my opinion, pisco is the best spirit in the world.” Every bottle of this colorless liquor is seeped in strong history, […]

• Bitters aren’t just for cocktails — or bartenders — anymore

Bitters aren’t just for cocktails — or bartenders — anymore

Bitters are big. But what exactly are bitters, and why do we care? Two answers: “Bitters in a cocktail do three things. It seasons, balances and flavors cocktails. In an Old-Fashioned, it’s balancing a cocktail. It’s sugar, water, bitters and spirits. Without bitters it’s not a cocktail. It’s too sweet. In a gin martini, it’s […]

• Get Ready Everybody. February 1st is Pisco Sour Day!

Get Ready Everybody. February 1st is Pisco Sour Day!

In 2003, Peru created the “Día Nacional del Pisco Sour” an official government holiday celebrated on February 8. but we’re celebrating it February 1st…not sure why the difference. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Pisco from wikipedia. Just reading it will make you thirsty. A Pisco Sour is a cocktail typical of western […]

• Lighter beer bottle cap could save SABMiller $12.6m a year

Lighter beer bottle cap could save SABMiller $12.6m a year

SABMiller’s new lighter beer cap could cut its costs by US$12.6m per year if it is rolled out globally, says the firm. The company’s Peruvian subsidiary, Backus, in cooperation with Packaging Products Peru, has developed a low-gauge bottle crown that by reducing the amount of steel used in production will slash both raw material costs […]

• Pisco becomes fastest-growing spirit in US

Pisco becomes fastest-growing spirit in US

Pisco, the clear grape spirit of South America, is emerging from the mist of history and bringing rich freshness to cocktails. In New York and other cities, liquor stores and bars that carried no pisco a few years ago have several now and are adding more, making it the fastest-growing spirit in the country, according […]

• Passionate About Pisco

Passionate About Pisco

Master Distiller and restaurateur Johnny Schuler is the preacher of pisco. He’s dedicated to bringing the fragrant Peruvian spirit to the states. Working hard on a marketing campaign to make his this dream a reality, he’s learning how to navigate the different state laws regulating alcohol, about dry and wet states. He said he’s, “learning […]

• Pisco – the Latin Libation

Pisco – the Latin Libation

Pisco. ( Pronounced Peace-co) It’s the Peruvian version of Grappa. To those who haven’t had it before, Grappa is a rough brandy made from the leavings of wine production, the stems and skins and seeds of which are pressed (Grappa is “press” or “clamp” in Italian) and distilled to a high-temperature, sometimes rugged brandy. Pisco has […]

• LA: Pisco Sour Day Feb. 5. Get Your Coupon For Free Drinks

LA: Pisco Sour Day Feb. 5. Get Your Coupon For Free Drinks

Thank you, Eater! Yup, there’s even a Pisco Sour Day (…in Peru). On February 5 Red Medicine, Big Bar at Alcove, Buffalo Club, and Rivera will shake up gratis Gran Sierpe pisco sours. To nab a complimentary beverage (one per person per venue, total four free drinks max) head here after February 1 and print […]

• Artisanal Peruvian Pisco, A Singular Spirit

Artisanal Peruvian Pisco, A Singular Spirit

As un-aged spirits go, I’m a fan of several but pisco wasn’t one of them until San Francisco bartender Duggan McDonnell introduced me to Campo de Encanto, an artisanal Peruvian pisco that he developed in conjunction with sommelier Walter Moore and master distiller Carlos Romero.  Pisco which is produced in Peru and Chile is a […]

• Craft beer from Peru's high jungle to enter Lima market

Craft beer from Peru's high jungle to enter Lima market

Prusia Bier, a craft beer from Peru’s highland jungle region, will soon enter the Lima market, says its brewer Christian Leyva. In 2006, Leyva teamed with beverage experts and developed craft beer formulas which they branded Prusia Bier to honor the region’s immigration from what is now Austria and Germany.