On July 28th, 1821, Peru won their independence from Spain. Tomorrow marks the 197th anniversary of this historical accomplishment. To celebrate, we want to show off some of the amazing products we carry that hail from Peru. Remember, even though we focus on wine, we have food, spirits, beers, spices, and books from all over Latin America! Below are just a few of the things we have in the shop from Peru. Everything in our shop made in Peru will be 10% off all day tomorrow!
La Diablada Pisco
We couldn’t put together a list of Peruvian goods without some Pisco. This particular one is a staff favorite. It really shows off the wilder side of Pisco. Perfect for sipping or mixing, though we’d suggest a cocktail without too many ingredients so you still get the aromas of the Pisco.
If you'd like to learn more about Pisco in general, check out our post on this delicious spirit.
Rocoto Hot Peppers from Inca’s Food
Remember that Peru is where the Inca Empire grew from, and where you find the most breathtaking of their architecture, so it's only fitting to include a product that pays homage to them.
Rocotos are significantly hotter than jalepeños, but not as hot as habaneros. They’re easy to spot because of their distinctive black seeds and fuzzy leaves. Drop a couple into mild salsa to kick the heat up, or puree it with lime juice, olive oil, evaporated milk, salt, and pepper for a creamy dip.
Peru - The Cookbook by Gastón Acurio
Besides the fact that it may have the most fun cover of any cookbook every, this book has hundreds of recipes for fans of Peruvian cuisine, or those looking to try something new.
Like Modelo? Give Cusqueña a shot! It has a slightly maltier flavor and richer texture, and is perfect for hot summer cookouts.
Stop in the shop and help us celebrate Peruvian Independence day! These are just a few of the many offerings we have from Peru.