Livio Pastorino

New Testimonies About Pisco

An excellent piece of news we received in May was the discovery of two documents by archivist Julio Hernández of the National Archives, […]

Beyond the Scores

We have resumed the blind tastings of Tasting Nights with Pisco belonging to the Peruvian Association of Tasters (ASPERCAT). Since 2008, we have conducted this activity, with over 1000 piscos tasted to date, and we are nearing […]

Following the Footsteps of Pisco

Every time I read "Artisanal Pisco" on a label, I'm transported back to the moment when I participated in the Vendimia festival. We were about to harvest our first Pisco grapes grown in the Villacuri valley 40 km before Ica city. […]

Adding value to Pisco

After learning that the average price of Pisco abroad is US$ 7.50 per liter, I can affirm that it is below the quality offered by our flagship distilled spirit. […]

Tasting in Nazca

I participated in the XX Meeting of Producers and Pisco Nazca 2022 Contest. Since 2011, I have been a taster at the event organized by Mr. Alan Watkin. […]

Something about the D.O. Pisco

While talking to my friends, they asked me about the Denomination of Origin (D.O.) Pisco, and I reminded them the definition of Denomination of Origin: […]

Pisquero's Talk at Zoom

A few days ago, I was on a Zoom call with some friends who are also pisco enthusiasts. We discussed how the pandemic has affected pisco producers and what suggestions we could offer to improve the consumption of our National Cultural Heritage distilled beverage. […]

Pisco Regions

We all know that our Pisco is included within a Appelation of Origin, which is limited to 5 coastal regions of Peru: Lima, Tacna, Arequipa, Moquegua, and Ica. From 0 to 2000 meters above sea level, […]

Peruvian spirits

In Peru, we have a great variety of high-quality spirits that don't reach the markets, especially in Lima. We seek to evaluate quality so that producers can improve their processes. […]

Pisco and its Contests "Pisco Sour"

Another activity during the celebration of our flag cocktail on the first Saturday of February are the contests, in which I have had the honor to participate as a judge. Several aspects are judged in these events: […]