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Published on : Sunday, February 7, 2016
The first Saturday of February was declared Dia del Pisco Sour, or National Pisco Sour Day by the Ministry of Production in April 2004. Since then, the cocktail has replaced wine and champagne for official toasts at the presidential palace and celebrations at ministries and embassies.
In October 2007, the spirituous drink was declared Peruvian cultural heritage by the Peruvian National Institute of Culture.
Exhibitors, producers and representatives from Lima, Tacna, Ica, Arequipa, Pisco, Chincha, Cañete, Lunahuana, Catapalla and Pacaran were brought together for this year’s edition.
Two big events have been already announced as part of the celebrations.
One of them is the Pisco Sour Festival at the Chabuca Granda boulevard under the auspices of the Municipality of Lima. The event will feature cultural activities such as a pedestrian Pisco Sour route. Attendees will be able to enjoy performances by popular Peruvian and Colombian salsa groups as well.
Another two-day festival will run until tomorrow at the Costa Verde seashore of Lima’s Magdalena del Mar district.
Visitors will be invited to attend conferences given by pisco experts.
The ‘Pisco Sour Fest Costa Verde’ will also see the participation of renowned chef Cucho La Rosa. The event will feature a screening of the documentary Alcurnia Pisquera (Pisco Lineage) and the competition Pisco Sour Año Centenario (Pisco Sour Centennial Year) including the Bars and Restaurants, Wineries and Producers and, Schools categories.
It seeks to promote pisco producers, mostly small entrepreneurs, and foster local traditions among nationals and foreigners who, besides enjoying tourist attractions in Downtown Lima, will contribute to the growth and economic development of the area.