Living in Peru has a translation of an article from Lima, Peru’s El Comercio newspaper about Johnny Schuler, the founding member and president of the National Tasters Guild of Peru and a member of the Peruvian Academy of Pisco, who is part of a big pisco project in Ica that is being targeted at the U.S. A group of U.S. investors have purchased the vineyards and winery of La Caravedo, Ica’s only Organic Pisco distillery and one of the oldest in Peru. The plan, according to the article, is to produce 200,000 liters initially (annually? kinda vague) and by the end of 2010, a million liters. Schuler says that the investment in the U.S. market will be bigger than anything Pisco has seen before and will help draw in other producers to the market. The Pisco, called Pisco Portón, will enter the U.S. market this September. Click here to read Johnny Schuler, Pisco Ambassador, invests big in U.S. market.
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