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Peruvian Independence Day & National Day of PISCO

Happy Peruvian Independence Day! 190 years ago today, on July 28, 1821, Peru declared its independence from Spain.

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Man filling his jug with Pisco - Photo courtesy of Andina News Agency

Fountain flows with Pisco

During the Independence Day festivities in Lima, a fountain in Surco flowed with PISCO for three days!! The public was invited to dip their cup and have a sip!

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Happy Centennial Machu Picchu!

Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the discovery (or re-discovery) of Machu Picchu!  It coincides with the entire week of celebrations leading up to July 28th, Peruvian Independence day.   Let the festivities begin!

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Ernest Hemingway pouring pisco

Happy Birthday Hemingway!

Today would have been Ernest Hemingway’s 112 birthday!!

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Peru vs Chile – The Pisco War

The never ending battle.  These two countries are always at odds for one thing or another.  There are historical battles, patent battles and of course the biggest of them all, the PISCO BATTLE!

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The Fastest Growing Spirit in the U.S.

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According to an article in the New York Times last week, Pisco is the fasted growing spirit in the country!

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Grape Tutorial: Quebranta

Oh Quebranta my love!  The Quebranta grape is the strongest of all pisco grape varietals. 

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Ceviche and Pisco Sour

Happy Ceviche Day!

Today, June 28th is National Ceviche Day in Peru (dia del ceviche). 

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Pisco Sour Limes on Tree

Lemon or Lime in your Pisco Sour?!

What a dilemma this has been!?  Lemon or Lime!? 

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Chile, say goodbye to Pisco!

If you are not already aware, there has been an on going battle between Chile and Peru regarding who owns the rights to market their grape eau de vie as Pisco. Check out our post on the details of the battle for more info.

This ad pictured to the the left is the work of Gustavo Rodríguez, creative director at the Quorum Agency.  The message says “Chile, despídete del pisco”, meaning “Chile, say goodbye to pisco”.   This ad is part of a private campaign to educate the public that pisco is in fact Peruvian and not Chilean.

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