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The Origins of the Pisco

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piscoInstead of writing a post about pisco and its origins, here is a two-part video named “Pisco, cultural heritage of Peru” that walks you through the origins of pisco, including locations where it is produced in the south coast of Peru, official documents from centuries ago proving pisco is authentic from Peru (and nowhere else — others claimed to be pisco are really a totally different liqueur not 100% from grapes — a key characteristic of the authentic pisco), as well as interesting recipes you can make with pisco. You might also want to take note of the locations mentioned in this video which are great places where you can visit and see how pisco is produced.

Part 1

  • The history
  • The old cellars
  • The name
  • Pisco tourism

Part 2

  • Bar and Kitchen — includes commentary from Peruvian top chefs Isabel Alvarez, Gaston Acurio and Pedro Schiaffino
  • Cultural Heritage

Written by Catherine Castro

February 8, 2009 at 9:21 am

South Korea Looks for FTA with Peru in 2009

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Looks like 2009 might be the year of Free Trade Agreements between Peru and the Asian countries.

In addition to the Chinese FTA expected to be signed on March 2009 (see my earlier post here), now it is South Korea’s Foreign Ministry announcing it intends to promote negotiations for an FTA with Peru.

As the Living in Peru article states, South Korea’s president said he expressed his “admiration” for Peru’s “dazzling” economic growth, which makes it an attractive country to increase investment.

Written by Catherine Castro

January 1, 2009 at 10:06 pm

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