The Wines of Brazil

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Benito's Wine Reviews

Brazil is a relative newcomer on the international wine scene. The first Portuguese settlers were in the hot and humid north, a region that was terrible for wine grapes. Proper wine production didn't begin until the turn of the last century when Italian immigrants settled the cooler, drier southern regions like Campanha on the border with Uruguay. This is still a developing wine region: we tasted wines from the past seven vintages, and while nothing was spectacular, I think that there is some great potential. I've been tasting Chilean wines since the mid-90s and find them getting better and better each year. As the winemakers dial in the proper balance of grapes, soil, and style, and find the appropriate markets, I think they'll find a way to play to their strengths. In the meantime, an amusing anecdote...

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  • ...It appears that Brazil’s largest market is in Russia...
    No, it's not the case at all!.. I NEVER saw a bottle of Brazilian wine here, neither in my city of Nizhny Novgorod (over a million inhabitants), nor in Moscow. I don't know how this rumor gets spread, but this is, I guess, the second time I hear something like that. I would love to buy a bottle of Brazilian wine, but I have no chance - yet...

    Apr 28, 2013 at 1:30 PM


  • Snooth User: karla slc
    1283116 5

    I tried Brazilian wine And was great!

    May 04, 2013 at 7:59 PM


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