Geared towards the modern cocktail enthusiast, this vibrant book explores the fascinating world of pisco (pronounced PEES-ko), a South American mixable white spirit distilled from grapes, which is among the hottest trends in spirits today. Colorful photos and stories capture the fun, beauty, and passion of the land and people that give life to this multifaceted spirit, along with detailed excursions into the dynamic elements of pisco's story the diverse range of approaches and styles that go into producing it, the legendary personalities who craft it, and the excitement for it among today’s leading mixologists. Also included are nearly 50 spectacular pisco cocktail recipes from leading bar chefs and mixologists from the United States and Peru.
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Gregory Dicum is a freelance writer who regularly contributes to the Economist and the New York Times. He is the author of The Coffee Book, Window Seat, and Window Seat Europe. He lives in San Francisco.Review:
It’s wonderful to have such a great book to help dispel some of the myths and mystery surrounding pisco. Such a unique spirit deserves to be better understood, and now it can be.” Robert Hess, author, The Essential Bartender’s Guide
The most thorough treatment of pisco ever written, Gregory Dicum's book is the ultimate companion to anyone interested in not just pisco but spirits in general. Beyond history and methodology it evocatively offers a way of understanding pisco, which is the key to truly savoring it.” Jordan Mackay, drinks columnist, San Francisco Magazine and Chow
This is a coherent, well thought out and a highly entertaining trip through pisco's essence.” Guillermo Toro-Lira, author, History of Pisco in San Francisco and Wings of Cherubs
This book will surely become the definitive resource on pisco for both the professional bartender and the folks who dabble in drink-making at home. It includes a thorough account of pisco’s unique and fascinating history, a primer on varietal distinctions and distillation techniques, as well as some fine recipes coming from some of modern mixology’s brightest stars. Hopefully this book will succeed in convincing the thirsty masses that pisco is a worthy beverage to be enjoyed both on its own and in aromatic and flavorful cocktails.” Scott Beattie, author, Artisanal Cocktails
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Descripción ClearGrape, LLC, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110615426646