Anyone who knows Sprinter Life knows that we are serious about our drinking. Not that we’re raging alcoholics or anything, we just really enjoy a good beverage. And more than just drinking them, we enjoy learning about them. The history, the process, the type, the taste… we love the entire thing.
This much is clear when you look at some of our experiences over the last couple of years…
Sprinter Life Drinking Tour:
For the last year Stevie and I have been excited to reach central Peru where they are famous for making Pisco.
Pisco is a colorless grape brandy produced in the central winemaking regions of Peru. It was developed by Spanish settlers in the 16th century. The first grapevines used in modern Pisco production arrived in Peru in 1574.
The beverage received its name from the town of Pisco, located on the coast of Peru. Many of our overlanding friends have gone to the town of Pisco expecting to have a good experience, but we learned from friends in Lima that this is the ghetto of Pisco production. All the good stuff happens in other little valleys around that area.
And, coincidentally, the Cañete River valley is one of the MOST FAMOUS of all Pisco production areas in Peru. Can you believe our luck?
I didn’t realize this until after our first day of kayaking. Right at the take out there is a famous little Pisco vineyard. Although I was dehydrated and on an empty stomach, Marco made no bones about checking us into a bottle of their finest.
This guy is crazy! I love hanging out with him!
Luis, another friend of ours, gave me a tour of the distillery. They’ve been making Pisco here since the 1800s.
Soon the rest of the family showed up, and one bottle became three.
Damn you Marco! Damn you.
There were plenty of more top notch tasting rooms to hit, so I dressed up the girls and we headed out.
Nothing says “responsible drinking” like a coco-taxi!
Soleil did great on her first Pisco tour. I know we keep saying this and it might be getting old to some of you, but we really do have the calmest, easiest baby in the world. She just goes anywhere without fuss.
Our overall impression with Pisco is that it’s a very unique, acquired taste, similar to sipping Tequila. We actually liked the Pisco wines more than the straight Pisco. I’m glad we had the Pisco experience up here as opposed to down on the coast. So worth it!
Back at the hotel, Mommy and Soleil slept it off.
Then we gave Soleil her very first swimming pool session. It was a little cold, but after she got used to it she loved it!
I fall more in love with this baby girl every day. It’s just crazy how much you can love someone.
To all those people who helped Stevie convince me to have a child, thank you.