Follow up Video: Pisco Winery Tour: Vista Alegre
Posted on February 15, 2012
This was my first visit to a Pisco winery, Bodegas Vista Alegre is located near Ica, Peru. They have 180 Hectares of land dedicated to the production of grapes that are later used not only for Pisco but also still dry wines such as Malbec, Tempranillo and Pinot Blanc. This place may be better known […]
So what is Pisco Sour?
Posted on February 11, 2012 2 Comments
Pisco Sour is a cocktail made of Pisco, concentrated lemon juice, sugar and egg whites. In this combination, it is quite easy to drink, but be careful Pisco is known to creep up on first-time drinkers because most become quite inebriated in a short time due to its high alcohol percentage. Here is a Epicurus […]
So how is Pisco made?
Posted on February 4, 2012
Grapes are harvested and destemmed and pressed then go through the alcoholic fermentation stage for a period of approximately 18 days. This juice produces a low-alcohol-content wine at roughly 8% to 10% ABV. On to distillation. Peruvian pisco is distilled in gas-heated copper pot kettle stills, just like brandy, cognac or single malt production. The […]