Say Hello to Ñusta, Macchu Pisco’s Luxury Pisco Release
Dec31

Say Hello to Ñusta, Macchu Pisco’s Luxury Pisco Release

Macchu Pisco unveiled a new premium pisco this year, Ñusta, calling it the world’s first luxury pisco. Only 100 bottles were released, each made from a whopping 30 pounds of grapes. At a recent dinner held at Bourbon Steak, Macchu Pisco founder and distiller Melanie Asher showcased the stunning expression. Ñusta, which translates to Inca Princess in the ancient Quechua language, is a mosto verde pisco, and is also a puro made...

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More Pisco! The Complete Guide, The Staple Cocktails & How Peruvians Drink It
Oct22

More Pisco! The Complete Guide, The Staple Cocktails & How Peruvians Drink It

Did you think I was done writing about pisco? I mean… how many times can you talk about it, and how much more is there to say? Quite a lot, apparently. I’m your one-stop-shop for all things pisco related, and right here, you’ll find quick access to three stories that will teach you everything you could ever want to know about Peruvian’s national spirit. Eater: The Complete Guide to Pisco Pisco is a type of...

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A Photo Journey Through Peru, the Foods of Mistura 2015 & A Peruvian Cooking Class in Cusco
Oct12

A Photo Journey Through Peru, the Foods of Mistura 2015 & A Peruvian Cooking Class in Cusco

On a recent trip to Peru, where I learned everything there is to know about pisco, I was also able to take part in some wonderful opportunities. From witnessing the spiritual and serene beauty of Machu Picchu and befriending its many llama inhabitants, to sand boarding and dune buggying through the Huacachina Sand Dunes, and boating through Islas Ballestas, observing its sea lions, its rock formations and birds, the port of Pisco, and...

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Review: China Chilcano is Crushing It
Apr02

Review: China Chilcano is Crushing It

Visiting José Andrés‘ new China Chilcano in Washington DC: China Chilcano from José Andrés opened at the start of the year to rave reviews. The Peruvian tapas joint, nestled into Andrés dominated Penn Quarter, focuses on the multicultural culinary influences of Peru. A few months in, is China Chilcano living up to the hype? On a recent visit, they crushed it out of the park. The culinary mash-up of China Chilcano includes...

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