Brazilians are nothing short of festive. Just as they’re proud of soccer, they’re equally as proud of Carnival, one of the largest festivals in the world. So it should be no surprise that they celebrate their wines with equal fervor.
The core of Brazilian wine consists of young, easy drinking wines, perfect for any occasion. In contrast to the powerful wines from neighboring countries, Brazil has embraced the production of a lighter, fresher style of wine; lower in alcohol.
Most Brazilian wines available in the U.S. are high quality sparkling wines with exceptional acidity and freshness. You should also look for aromatic whites and young reds such as chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot (one of the Brazilian stars). Less famous varieties include the Portuguese touriga nacional and the Italian teroldego.