Peru /pəˈruː/ (Spanish: Perú; Quechua: Peruu or Piruw; Aymara: Piruw), officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: República del Perú, pronounced: [reˈpuβlika ðel peˈɾu] ), is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean.Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures spanning from the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America.
Posts about Peru
    • Review: The Macallan Masters of Photography: Mario Testino Edition

      The Macallan isn’t exactly known for doing things half-assed and on the cheap. The distillery is known for megabucks, megaold bottlings of some of the most renowned whiskies in Scotland. One of its pet projects is called Masters of Photography, in which it partners with a series of megafamous photographers and releases a limited-edition, one-off, megaexpensive whisky with each of them.

      Christopher Null/ 4 readers -
  • You multilingual, winer, you!

    …Want to show off your multilingual skills? Here are a few ways to say “Cheers” in languages from around the world. I need a little help with some – if you know it, or want to offer a correction, please reply with a comment. My favorite: Oogy wawa! Country Remark / explanation Africa…

    Elizabeth Winer/ The Vineyard Trail- 2 readers -
  • The Texas Wine Lover – Peru Connection

    … interview with Johnny Schuler, the Master Distiller for Pisco Portón. Pisco is the national spirit of Peru, and its USA headquarters is located in Houston. Several Dallas restaurants (Gemma, The Meddlesome Moth, San Salvaje, Lark on the Park, The Standard Pour, and Mexican Sugar, to name a few) feature cocktails made with Pisco Portón. Famed…

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Lover- 6 readers -
  • 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…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 7 readers -
  • The Flower Shop – A Spring Inspired WINEtail

    … for its delicate and floral flavor profile. Pisco is a single grape varietal, un-aged brandy that can only be made in 2 countries, Peru and Chile. There are many laws involved in the distillation of pisco. One of which is that it must be made with only one grape varietal. It cannot be blended with other grapes during the actual distillation. AFTER…

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  • Dispatches from the Wine Cowgirl: Fun in the Sun

    …. The huge poster on the back wall shows four generations of the Garcia family. Pedro’s father brought vines over from Spain in 1950. He grows Zinfandel, Grenache and a fairly unknown grape called Rosa de Peru, a grape that was brought over by Russian emigrants in the early 20th century. A lot of locals come to this winery and it’s easy…

    Tasteroomin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Bucket List of Future Wanderings: Updated

    … (combined Chicago/New York as one trip–cheating some would say), added to and subtracted from it. My latest wandering desires… 1. Turkey Now more than ever before. 2. Cuba I’d like to get here before the country goes through too many changes 3. Prague Some cities will remain on the list until I see them. Prague is one of them 4. Peru More than…

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