Pisco Society

The Pisco Society promotes Pisco culture and education through talks and tastings. At Omnivore Books, I make cocktails for author events, and at CUESA I teach cocktail classes featuring seasonal farmer’s market ingredients. I’ve also judged a Pisco cocktail competition in Healdsburg, and taught pisco cocktails classes in New Orleans.

2018

  • Aug 24-25Pisco Cocktails + Peruvian Pop-up @ Carmo: Peru + NOLA, Criollo + Creole, New Orleans, LA Tickets →
  • Aug 18Pisco Punch Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Laura Borrman, author of Iconic San Francisco Dishes, Drinks, and Desserts, San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 4Pisco Pop-up @ de Porres Dinner Series: Summer in Lima, Los Angeles, CA, Tickets →
  • Jul 28Pisco Cocktail Class @ CUESA
  • May 6Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Adam L. Weintraub, author of Pisco Patrimonio
  • Mar 22Pisco Punch Speaker & Consultant @ USS Potomac Cocktail Party: An evening of cocktails, history, anecdotes, stories, songs and general revelry. In honor of the 85th Anniversary of the beginning of the end of prohibition. Featured Cocktails: The Obituary, The Martinez, Pisco Punch. Musical Guest: The Mission Gold Jazz Band. 1920’s-1940’s attire encouraged. Tickets →
  • Feb 11Pisco Society Meeting @ Omnivore Books: Learn about the history of Pisco from Peru to San Francisco while tasting two different grape varietals, Italia and Quebranta. Then, enjoy a sample of El Capitan — a winter cocktail made with Pisco, sweet vermouth, and bitters. This event is free, and the Pisco will flow while quantities last.

2016

  • Oct 13Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Shane Mitchell, author of Far Afield
  • Oct 9Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Virgilio Martinez, author of Central
  • Mar 10Spring Equinox Cocktail Class @ CUESA. Tickets →

2015

  • Oct 1Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Duggan McDonnell, author of Drinking the Devil's Acre
  • Jan 31Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Jennifer McLagan, author of Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor

2014

  • Nov 20Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Rod Phillips, author of Alcohol: A History

2013

  • Nov 14Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Erica Peters, author of San Francisco: A Food Biography
  • Apr 24Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Toby Sonneman, author of Lemon: A Global History
  • Jan 21Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Maricel Presilla, author of La Gran Cocina Latina

2012

  • Oct 25Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Jose Garces, author of The Latin Road Home
  • Mar 14Pisco Cocktail Class @ The Red Poppy Art House. Tickets →
  • Feb 22Judge for Pisco Cocktail Competition @ Spoonbar

2011

  • Nov 27Pisco Pop-up @ Omnivore Books: Brad Thomas Parsons, author of Bitters
  • Sep 21Pisco Cocktail Class @ 18 Reasons. Tickets →
  • Aug 26Pisco Cocktails + Ceviche @ Carmo in NOLA