Peru

    The Texas Wine Lover – Peru Connection

    … of a certain iconic syrup aunt. The day we went, it was an orange-caramel pancake with pecans and cranberry chutney topped with whipped cream. My tummy is growling just thinking about it! Of course, I ordered a Portón 1684 (recipe below) which was both exotic and refreshing. On the one hand, it was minty and crisp, but on the other, it tasted vaguely…

    5 readers - By Texas Wine Lover

    The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

    … Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book…

    5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    * DRINK BOOK OF THE MONTH! * -- Wines of South America

    …WINES OF SOUTH AMERICA; the essential guide (University of California Press, 2014, 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-520-27393-1, $39.95 US hard covers) is by Evan Goldstein, a Master Sommelier with his own consulting firm. Previously, he had authored two books for UC Press on wine and food matching. Here, he conducts a country-by-country tour of South…

    6 readers - By Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine

    The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 2)

    … If you examine the location and climate of Uruguay, there is little question why it is an excellent location for vineyards. It is located on the same latitude as South Africa and Adelaide, Australia. The Uruguayan climate is very conducive, with a predominantly maritime climate and about 1000mm of rain annually. The high amount of rainfall…

    5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

    Montes to trial vineyard near Peru's Machu Picchu

    … that the vineyard trial in Peru will begin next week. 'We will plant five grape varieties to see how viticulture can progress there,' Montes said, adding that the site, located in the Sacred Valley 'on the way to Machu Picchu' is around 3,000 metres above sea level. It is thought to be the first vineyard project in the area. 'We are not sure whether the vines…

    10 readers - By Decanter