Cultural and Travel News Peru

Peru´s Grape Producers Introduce New Varieties

Tuesday July 18, 2017

Peru´s grape producers have now introduced new varieties of grapes to the country´s production, as a response to the non-traditional grapes now preferred by the international market.

Currently, these new grapes now make up around 6.9 percent of Peru´s total grape production.

Of these new grape varieties, there are five types that are currently dominating the market, making up 85 percent of the production of the new varieties. The most popular of these grapes is called Sweet Celebration, followed by Arra 15, Timpson, Magenta, and Sweet Jubilee. (more…)

Scientists to Explore Peru´s Alto Mayo River Basin

Tuesday July 18, 2017

A group of scientists is set to explore Peru´s Alto Mayo river basin in mid-August. Specifically, the scientists are investigating the biodiversity above and below ground in this protected area of Northern Peru´s San Martín department.

According to The National Service of Protected Areas of Peru (SERNAP), a group of 50 different scientists from both Peru and abroad will be a part of this expedition.

Besides researching the area´s surface biodiversity, the scientists will also be looking into the subterranean biodiversity of the area (more…)

Peruvian National Team Moves Up in World Ranking

Tuesday July 18, 2017

The Peruvian national soccer has moved up in the FIFA world rankings from 15th place to 14th place, putting them just behind heavyweights like Spain, England, and Italy.

However, Peru faces a lot of tough competition from other South American teams. The national teams from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Colombia still rank higher than Peru.

Peru also faces a tough road ahead with qualifier matches against Ecuador and Bolivia, which will determine if Peru will secure a berth in the 2018 World Cup. Peru must win these games in order to qualify. (more…)

Peruvian Sandwich Shop Opens in Chicago Outskirts

Tuesday July 18, 2017

A new Peruvian sandwich shop has opened up in the outskirts of Chicago. The chef, Cesar Chang, is a native of Peru who decided to show the United States what Peruvian food is all about.

The name of Chang´s restaurant is Sanguche, which is the word in Peru used to refer to sandwich. Fittingly, his restaurant is modeled after the traditional Peruvian sandwich shop, and offers typical selections like their best-selling lomo saltado sandwich.

Chang was interviewed by the local newspaper in Naperville (more…)

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