Author

Author

Guillermo Toro-Lira is a native of Lima who has lived near San Francisco for over two decades. Since the late 1990s, he began researching about the Peruvian relations in the history of California. Wings of Cherubs: The Saga of the Rediscovery of Pisco Punch, Old San Francisco’s Mystery Drink (2007), was the initial result of his research. His new book History of Pisco in San Francisco: A Scrapbook of First Hand Accounts (2010) expands on the overview of the social, cultural and commercial relationships between the territories of the Pacific. The Spanish version of Wings of Cherubs (Alas de los Querubines, 2006) won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2007 as the Best Wine Literature Book of the World written in Spanish. Toro-Lira has also published several research papers related to the history of pisco and Pisco Sour