Chile is best known for its wine and pisco. The grape variety of Carménère is as prized by Chile as the malbec grape is to Argentina. Imported from Bordeaux, France in 1850, narrowly avoiding the Phylloxera plague of 1867, which virtually wiped out all Carménère in the French region. Often seen drunk as a Borgoña, a combination of cold Carménère with chopped sweetened strawberries. Pisco is a clear Chilean brandy produced by distilling muscat grapes and is mostly drunk as a 'pisco sour', a delicious, mixed cocktail of pisco, sugar, lime juice and a dash of cocktail bitters.