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Jose Luis Peroni, OCEX, Toronto, Trade Office of Peru

Say hello to Lima Peru, hosts to the Juegos Panamericanos 2019

Lima, Peru to hosts the Juegos Panamericanos 2019.

Lima, Peru to hosts the Juegos Panamericanos 2019.

Trade Commissioner Jose Luis Peroni and the Peruvian Volleyball team

Trade Commissioner Jose Luis Peroni and the Peruvian Volleyball team

Say Hello to Lima 2019.

A fantastic event recently held at the Stirling Room, Distillery District  put on by OCEX Toronto  to celebrate Lima, Peru winning the bid for the 2019 Pan American Games. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

 Lima, Peru to hosts the Juegos Panamericanos 2019.

Lima, Peru to hosts the Juegos Panamericanos 2019.

Stirling Room, Distillery District. OCEX Toronto, Pan Am Games 2019 celebration.

Stirling Room, Distillery District. OCEX Toronto, Pan Am Games 2019 celebration.

Stirling Room, Distillery District. OCEX Toronto, Pan Am Games 2019 celebration.

Chef Dennis prepared a wide selection of classic Peruvian foods for the guests.

Stirling Room, Distillery District. OCEX Toronto, Pan Am Games 2019 celebration.

Members of the ladies Peruvian basketball team.

To close off the show, as we all know the Pan Am games just concluded here in Toronto, it was an extraordinary success, way to go T.O.!!! Congrats to all the athletes and Canada's 271 medals! The next Pan Am games will be in 2019 and who will be the host? Lima,Peru has been awarded and we will chat with Antonio Ramos of OCEX, the Trade Office of Peru. How to experience Lima and all it has to offer.

The Wine Ladies with Jose Luis Peroni, Trade Commissioner, OCEX Toronto.

On this week’s radio show…

South America Sizzles with Sensational Sips and Sights! Exploring Chile, Argentina and Peru!

We have a super lineup of guests this week. Our topic today Sizzling South America with their red hot wines, incredible gastronomy and the exploring of what one of our favorite Globe and Mail columnist recently called the “hippest sip of the moment”, that is Pisco.

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To close off the show, as we all know the Pan Am games just concluded here in Toronto, it was an extraordinary success, way to go T.O.!!! Congrats to all the athletes and Canada’s 271 medals! The next Pan Am games will be in 2019 and who will be the host? Lima,Peru has been awarded and we will chat with Antonio Ramos of OCEX, the Trade Office of Peru. How to experience Lima and all it has to offer.

Listen to Antonio Ramos at 1 hour 5 minutes into the show

 

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Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

And finally over to the extraordinary country of Peru, mystical, exciting, exploding on the scene in terms of gastronomy and their “hippest drink of the moment”… Pisco an awesome clear white spirit, an unaged brandy that’s been made in Peru for over 400 years.
. Melanie Asher, the founder, proprietor and hand crafted producer of Macchu Pisco, joins us. You are going to love her, she has a great story and a stunning Pisco.

Listen to Melanie Asher at 52:00 minutes into the show

 

Scotland had Johnnie Walker, the United States had Jim Beam, France had Richard Hennessy and now Peru has Melanie Asher. The 34-year-old has probably done as much in a decade to elevate the profile of Pisco, her native country’s signature spirit, as any booze pioneer did in his time for Scotch, bourbon or Cognac.

 Melanie Asher the quintessential entrepreneur had a picture of Donald Trump inside her school locker. Handsome David Hasselhoff of the day gets trumped by “The Donald”.

On this week’s radio show…

South America Sizzles with Sensational Sips and Sights! Exploring Chile, Argentina and Peru!

We have a super lineup of guests this week. Our topic today Sizzling South America. With their red hot wines, incredible gastronomy and the exploring of what one of our favorite Globe and Mail columnist recently called the “hippest sip of the moment”, that is Pisco.

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Hi Everyone, We are excited The Wine Ladies have just got on board with Periscope. For a behind the scenes video glimpse check us out here. We invite you to follow us!!

 BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm or listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

Pisco is Peru. Peru’s National Drink.The Wine Ladies Radio Show

Pisco is Peru

Pisco is Peru

On this show The Wine Ladies explore the country of Peru and its capital Lima. It is regarded as one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. From the huge bio diversity of the landscape including the coastal region. The Andean region and the Amazon comes an incredible fusion cuisine.

You’ll also discover Pisco. Peru’s national drink.

A grape spirit. A wonderful elixir that is made with grapes from vast, green vineyards that flourish in the heart of the arid deserts of Peru. This traditional spirit dates back hundreds of years and is the new rising star at the bar! Pisco Sour anyone? Peru a land of gastronomy, spectacular landscape, incredible people and of course Machu Picchu!

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Ask The Wine Ladies

 

Dear Wine Ladies,

I was thinking of bringing an icewine to a dinner party being thrown to congratulate a friend of mine on her newly acquired role in a television series.  A lover of sweet wines icewine seemed like a good choice but then I learned there are also sparkling ice wines.  What are they like and would this be an appropriate wine to bring? Are they served chilled like a regular white wine and are they served in white wine glasses?

Dina, Bolton, Ontario

Andean Flavours

Join us May 26th for the 3rd annual Andean Flavours Gourmet Tasting Experience

Andean Flavours

Andean Flavours

Discover the rich flavours and products of South America.

3rd annual Andean Flavours Gourmet Tasting Experience.

Discover the rich flavours and natural products from South America. Try and learn about these ethnic products and how to invigorate your menu with them.

Join us on May 26th at the 3rd annual Andean Flavours Gourmet Tasting experience!

“Andean Flavours” is Entertainment, Education and Experience, which includes a Seminar “Ancient Flavours” for Chefs, and a Trade Show, where you can learn and also find the most exclusive, ethnic, healthy, organic, ingredients and products from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Colombia.

The exhibition and products for sale like: Quinoa, Sacha Inchi, Maca, Chia, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Coffee, Avocado oil, Exotic salsas, most of them are gluten free, sustainable, raw, non GMO, rich in omega 3-6-9 and high in proteins.

Your ticket will give you access to enjoy five recipes, made by local prestigious chefs.
They will be cooking on live and combining with products and ingredients from the Andean Region.

You will also have access to samples offered by Wines of Chile and demos of food and natural juices, live music and much more.

Buy your tickets now!

If you are Chef, please register for the seminar “Ancient Flavours” at no cost,  just provide your ID as a chef. The Seminar will start at 5pm until 6pm.

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 Peru’s national drink Pisco!

Watch “One Sip At A Time…. with The Wine Ladies.” Adventures around the globe. The Wine Ladies TV in PERU and our discovery of PISCO… Peru’s national drink.

Georgia and Susanne tape The Wine Ladies TV in Peru.

The Wine Ladies follow the Pisco Trail. Pisco is Peru.The Wine Ladies TV, Episode 1.

Ask The Wine Ladies

Ask The Wine Ladies. What is Pisco?

Pisco

Pisco, Peru’s national drink.

Dear Wine Ladies,

Last weekend my husband and I were invited to a Peruvian restaurant. While there we enjoyed a delicious dinner and a new drink called Pisco. I had a sour and my husband had one on the rocks. We both loved our aperitifs! Can you tell me a little about Pisco and where it can be found? We had never heard of it before but learned it is the national drink of Peru.

Leesa, Toronto

Ask The Wine Ladies

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Dear Leesa,

You have discovered what many mixologists expect to be the next big spirit to take the drinks world by storm already making a splash at many trendy bars and restaurants. Pisco is a premium, delicious, savory and complex white spirit. It orginated in the town of  Pisco in the region of Ica, Peru. It dates back hundreds of years and is an integral part of the Peruvian culture. A spirit that can be enjoyed on its own. It offers up a range of seductive notes on the nose including citrus, peach, green apple, flowers, hints of chocolate and more. Such a delicious range due to the variety of 8 different grapes permtted to be used. It is also made in three styles. Whether it be a Pisco Puro, meaning a single varietal Pisco. Or a Mosto Verde, made with the must that has not completed fermentation. Or a Acholado using a blend of two grapes or more this wonderful spirit offers the palate a unique and  sophisticated adventure.

Add to this the possibility of using either the category of aromatic grapes such as Toronte or non-aromatic like the most prolific Quebranta grapes. This spirit  is truly a very special spirit in its unique ability to offer the bodegas an opportunity to handcraft their spirit in a fashion unique to them. Pisco producers must also adhere to very strict regulations as set out by the governing body ensuring further a premium product. Ask for Pisco at your local liquor store, and if they don’t stock it they need to get on the Pisco Trail! See link for our adventures in Peru with Pisco.

Melanie Asher the woman behind the rise of Pisco and Macchu Pisco

Sara Waxman, DINE Magazine, 2012

Pisco, Peru’s national drink! The Wine Ladies TV September 2012

The Wine Ladies in Machu Pichu

Pisco is Peru. An interview with Sara Waxman, Publisher  Dine Magazine. The Wine Ladies TV.