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Cachaca – The Brazilian Liquor par Excellance.
Spirits

Cachaca – The Brazilian Liquor par Excellance.

Cachaca Despite its well-documented environmental and social problems, Brazil still has an exciting and intriguiging image across the world. The country is renowned for its soccer prowess, its fine beaches and spectacular annual carnival. However, its national drink cachaca has not enjoyed the same international success, and has not been […]

Brazil.
Wine

Brazil.

This most populous Portuguese-speaking South American country (190 million) has a chequered history in wine production and consumption.

European settlers, mostly Italians, were the first to plant vineyards to make commercial quantities of wine.

The catholic church missionaries were the first to plant vineyards for the production of communion services but the tropical climate of the country forced the planting of North American hybrids like catawba, aurora, and the like which yield undrinkable wine.