■ PERU, PISAC: When the Spanish conquered the Inca empire they quickly set about planting vineyards in areas where the soil permitted. The first grapes were imported soon after the take over and a drink called Pisco, named after either the city or the bottles it was stored in, commenced.
It has since become one of the most popular drinks in the country. Naturally this was something I had to try. So I did upon arrival in Cusco 3 weeks ago. The glass I had however was so strong I promised to never have another Pisco ever again….. until I in the market of a city called Pisac saw a sign outside a shop advertising free Pisco inside! Was this a sign from Rati? His holiness the Muffsiah of Burundi, was compelled to investigate!