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Wednesday, July 15 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Peruvian Pisco Lunch presented by Trade Commission of Peru in Miami

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This Peruvian-themed lunch is a unique opportunity to introduce to those selected for the Cocktail Apprentice Program to Peru's craft piscos including some that have not yet made it to the US. The menu will feature classic Peruvian dishes paired with cocktails designed to showcase the specific characteristics of each of the craft piscos specially brought to Tales of the Cocktail® for this event. Melanie Asher, Master Distiller and Master Blender of Macchu Pisco, will be on-hand to share the history and traditions of these piscos that embody the 3 different styles of pisco and represent unique grape varietals and give away some traditional swag like chuyos. Don't know what that means? Well, make sure to swing by to find out!

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Juan Coronado

Founder, The Pour Group
With 20+ years in the food and wine industry, Juan Coronado has established his name as an award-winning mixologist and entrepreneur, which began in Champagne as a Sommelier for the prestigious Bubble Lounge NY/SF. Along with his impeccable knowledge of wine, he also served as an... Read More →
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Lizzie Asher

President, Macchu Pisco
Pisco evangelist and partner-in-crime to Melanie Asher, Peru's most successful woman pisco distiller.
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Melanie Asher

Distiller and Master Blender, Macchu Pisco
How does an investment banker on Wall Street become the world’s first female pisco distiller? For Melanie Asher—the Peruvian Embassy’s 2013 “Peruvian Woman of the Year in the U.S. in Business” and founder of Macchu Pisco—it comes down to family: collaboration with and encouragement from her sister, Lizzie, the company’s President; the support of her mother and late father; and the mantra of her 99-year-old grandmother that a nip of pisco every night is what has kept her young. “My grandmother still tastes every blend of our ultra-premium line, La Diablada, before we officially bottle it,” says Melanie, who founded Macchu Pisco in 2004... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm CDT