Nico Vera is a writer, chef, photographer, and mixologist from Lima, Peru. He’s contributed stories and photography on Peru’s food and drink culture to Whetstone, The Bold Italic, New Worlder, Imbibe, and Eaten. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Nico and his girlfriend Alec enjoy exploring mountain trails, dancing to Latin music, growing vegetables in their garden, cooking vegan meals for friends and family, and playing world rhythms on guitar and drums. Find him at piscotrail.com or @piscotrail.
Kami Kenna is a bartender, a flavor investigator, and an endless wanderluster. From Idaho, Kami now calls New York City home while she pursues a master’s degree in Food Studies at New York University. She is a senior tour coordinator for Experience Agave, an education based tequila and mezcal tour outfit operating in Mexico, a social media specialist for Puente-Internacional, Inc, a purveyor of heritage spirits from Mexico, and is an owning partner of a craft Pisco brand from Peru, PiscoLogía. While living in Peru, she learned to distill and the art of blending, which she now applies to work that she does at Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn. Follow along at @kamkamgram, @piscologiapisco, and @drinkaseat.