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  • #: 118375
  • Price: $4.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2010-11-18
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 43.90 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Guillermo Toro-Lira
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • © 2010, 2011 Guillermo Toro-Lira
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This app is a convenient portable version of the recently published cocktail history book titled History of Pisco in San Francisco: A Scrapbook of First Hand Accounts.

It presents first hand historical documentation related to the history of pisco brandy, Pisco Punch and Pisco Sour in San Francisco, California. It includes original oral histories, pictures of people, places and antique objects, advertisements, newspaper clippings, letters, legal documents, old cocktail recipes and more –much of it published for the first time. A fast to read book full of first hand historical information and an excellent reference book for any serious mixologist.

The print publication has received good reviews by several “piscophiles, ” among them famed cocktail historian David Wondrich, author of Imbibe!, who recently wrote “I expect that this excellent, useful and instructive work will inspire people to attempt this sort of project and can only hope that they have Mr. Toro-Lira’s tenacity and talent as a researcher.”

IMPORTANT: You use this app simply as flipping a book when the device is in portrait mode. When turning it sideways, the zoom capabilities of the iPhone/iPad will automatically be enabled allowing you to browse and pinch magnify within any particular folio, thus providing the functionality of a “magnifying glass” used to inspect in more detail any historical document or image of interest.

Due to the large amount of high resolution graphics, this app is optimized for arm7 architecture devices (iPhone3GS, iPhone4 and iPad). Although it works with arm6 devices (iPhone, iPhone3G), the flip page animation functionality for this latter devices will not be present.

Also, because of its relative large size this app can only be downloaded using a WiFi connection.

UPDATE - 4/1/11 History of Pisco in San Francisco: A Scrapbook of First Hand Accounts won Honorable Mention in the Gourmand Paris 2011 World Competition Awards in the category Best Drink History Book!!!

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5/5 stars

I'll drink to that!

This is a really cool Book/App that I will share with my bartenders at the local upscale bar. Anyone who is a connoisseur of cocktails or a certified Mixologist will find great value in this book. It costs less that my last drink and was more enjoyable! You won't be sorry.

Buying this book and learning more about Pisco made me drive to the local Peruvian restaurant to show this to the employees and order a Pisco Punch. When I got there, they were closed on MONDAYs! I will return, and will try to sample all the Pisco Punches and Pisco Sours I can. My quest MUST include a pilgrimage to San Francisco's "Pisco Latin Lounge" on Market. It's said to be ground zero for all things Pisco. San Francisco here I come!


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