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Events

London Wine Fair May 22-24th

15th May

grapesLWF returns once again to Olympia this month, where much of the talk is likely to focus on the impact of the severe frosts which have struck vineyards across Europe, including here in the UK, in recent weeks.

While there is no official Brazilian stand this year, Go Brazil will be visiting the show to meet existing and potential new customers, and of course to look out for possible new suppliers.

Contrary to what you might imagine, a successful day for us at the show usually involves minimal drinking (and only marginally more spitting!)


Celebrate Mother’s Day with Brazilian fizz!

9th Mar

Mothering Sunday is just a couple of weeks away and what better way to show Mum your love and appreciation than by treating her to a bottle – or two – of our gorgeous Brazilian fizz?

Take a look at our great selection below ­– you’re sure to find something suitable for her!

Pink Fizz

Dry:     Don Guerino Malbec Rosé NV @ £16.00 / bottle (see tasting note here)

Amadeu Brut Rosé Champenoise 2013 @ £ 18.00 / bottle (see tasting note here)

Geisse Brut Rosé Terroir 2009  @ £27.00 / bottle  (see tasting note here)

Sweet:  Don Guerino Pink Moscato NV @ £ 14.00 / bottle  (see tasting note here)

White Fizz

 Dry:   Don Guerino Brut Chardonnay NV @ £16.00 / bottle   (see tasting note here)

Amadeu Brut Champenoise 2014 @ £ 18.00 / bottle  (see tasting note here)

Campos de Cima Brut 2011 @ £ 20.00 / bottle  (see tasting note here)

Geisse Brut Tradicional 2014 @ £ 22.00 / bottle   (see tasting note here)

Sweet:  Sanjo Nobrese White Moscato NV  @ £13.00 / bottle (see tasting note here)

N.B.

  • 10% discount on orders of 6 or more bottles ( may be mixed )
  • Delivery charge applies ( dependent on volume and postcode )
  • Please note that we are in the process of moving to a fully integrated e-commerce site.

In the meantime, please send your orders and enquiries to:  nicholas@gobrazilwines.com


Come see us at spring SITT

10th Feb

Wines of Brazil, tasting eventThe Specialist Importers Trade Fair makes an welcome return later this month, with the event taking place on 27th February at the Lancashire County Cricket Ground and again on 1st March at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

Go Brazil is proud to be showing a total of eight wines, including four from our newest producer, Don Guerino, two from Vinicola Sanjo and one each from Campos de Cima  and Geisse.

We look forward to meeting customers old and new on the Wines of Brasil stand.

If you are not able to attend but would like further information on Don Guerino or our other brands, please email: nicholas@gobrazilwines.com


Go Brazil to exhibit at Epicurean – the new fine wine and food show!

26th Oct

wine and food, asparagus, cheese

Go Brazil is looking forward to exhibiting at Epicurean – a brand new artisanal wine and food show, being hosted by the organisers of the London Wine Fair.

Running from 28-29th October, the show takes place at the Old Truman Brewery in London E1. Targeted at a discerning London and southeast consumer audience, Epicurean promises visitors the opportunity to try and buy a wide range of specialist and ‘hard to find’ products, from fine cheeses to niche spirits, offered by mainly small, independent suppliers… so no supermarket fare, we trust!

Come along and see us on Pod 151! See here for current info:  http://www.epicurean.online/


Get your promo tickets for Taste of London!

19th May

Go Brazil Wines & Spirits are delighted to be exhibiting again at Taste of London, the annual food and drink extravaganza that takes place in Regent’s Park and being held this year from Wednesday 15th – Sunday 19th June.

The show is held over a total of 8 sessions, with visitors able to purchase tickets for either the ‘lunchtime’ ( 12.00-16.00 ) or evening ( 17.30-21.30hrs ) sessions.

With just a couple of months to go until the Rio Olympics, there’ll be a great line-up of celebratory Brazilian fizz, together with some recently introduced wine varieties and a couple of tropical surprises. Looking forward to seeing you all on our Go Brazil stand PR2!

Now all we need is the weather!

Buy your promotional tickets here: http://tasteoflondon.seetickets.com/tour/taste-of-london?OfferCode=EXHIBIT

 

Click on the map to see our Go Brazil location: red circlemap

More info here: http://london.tastefestivals.com/


What’s cooking at new gastronomic festival?

18th May

Organised by fellow chefs Flavio Amaral and Junior Menezes, early May saw the launch of the Brazil Gastronomic festival – the first event of its kind to showcase the culinary skills of Brazil’s many professional UK-based chefs.

 

The festival was held at the Brazilian Embassy in central London and featured a two day programme of workshops and masterclasses.

 

A number of specialist food and ingredient suppliers exhibited, as did importers of Brazilian beer, coffee, cachaça and wines of Brazil ( represented by Go Brazil!).

 

Overall, this was a successful and well attended  launch event, and one which we understand will be repeated at different venues in the future.

 

More info here: http://facebook.com/braziliantastegastroshow/


London Wine Fair round-up

17th May

The increasing polarisation of the UK wine trade continues apace, and it was certainly very timely that the Conviviality takeover of PLB/Bibendum was announced the day before London Wine Fair opened.

 

It is clear that there are a handful of groups who have the ambition and financial muscle to compete across all channels; it seems equally clear that there are numerous, mainly much smaller, companies who have a strong focus on supplying wine from a specific country or region and/or for a specific audience. A quick glance at the size of the stands at LWF ( large, elaborate and sometimes state sponsored on the ground floor, much more modest on the first floor ) summed it up nicely.

 

Here at Go Brazil Wines and Spirits we are of course firmly in the latter camp. Our specialisation in Brazil is certainly very niche, however it does allow us to get to know the country and its producers in some detail.

 

Other highlights from the show:  some impressive English sparkling ( although perhaps this is rather passé as a story ); some intriguing, decent stuff from a small Ecuadorian producer and the word ‘Tannat’ featuring large on the Uruguay stand…surely a dangerous strategy to link your country’s wine production to just one grape variety?  Malbec/Argentina anyone?  Brazil does of course grow both Tannat and Malbec, some of which is rather good..

 

 

More info about LWF here:  http://www.londonwinefair.com/content


Spring clean your drinks cabinet

21st Mar

At the invitation of Woodbridge based marketing company, The Bridge, Go Brazil were delighted to contribute a recent blog article for their client, bespoke kitchen supplier Anglia Factors.

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With spring ( finally! ) in the air, it seemed appropriate to talk about some of the many new alcoholic, and non-alcoholic, drinks that are available on the market now

– not least those that are independently produced here in the county of Suffolk,

 

Read the full article here:  http://angliafactors.co.uk/wine-to-drink-this-spring/

 

http://www.thebridgemarketing.co.uk/

 


Beat the Brazilian Blues

21st Mar

Carnival, the Zika virus, the Olympics and more political and economic turmoil…so another year has begun in Brazil!

No reason, however, to think that the Olympic and Paralympic Games will not be a great success. Advice to anyone heading down there soon:  relax and enjoy, and be sure to sample a glass or two of the local fine wine while visiting Rio or other areas of Brazil and enjoying Olympics or carnival-themed events.

Rio knows how to put on a party ( Carnival this year was as joyful as ever – and our favourite samba school Mangueira were crowned champions; try New Year’s Eve too.. ), while the 2014 FIFA World Cup passed off without major incident.

 

 


It’s that time of year – SITT returns

3rd Nov

If spring is in the air, it must be SITT ( or is the other way round ?). Anyway, we shall as usual be present on the Wines of Brazil table with a couple of our best-selling bottles:  a lovely nectarine scented Viognier from Campos de Cima, down on the southwest border with Argentina; and from producer Sanjo located in Brazil’s coldest state a low – 12% abv – alcohol, lightly oaked Malbec, already christened our ‘lunchtime’ Malbec.

SITT holds tasting events in Spring and Autumn, in London and Manchester. Click here for details of the Wines of Brazil stand.


Many thanks to all London Wine Fair visitors

26th May

Go Brazil Wines wishes to thank all those who visited our stand at the recent London Wine Fair, and for your ( almost entirely positive! ) feedback and recommendations.

Both the awareness, and quality of, Brazilian wine continues to grow and we firmly believe that our strategic approach of focusing 100% on these niche wines is the correct one.

This week ( w/c 25th May ) we are working on all the enquiries and orders received at LWF, so we look forward to being in touch again very shortly.

Thank you for all your support – we now roll on to our next wine tasting event, Taste of London in Regent’s Park, June 17-21st!


Made in Brasil voted Best Brazilian Restaurant

6th Mar

 

The winner of the Best Brazilian Restaurant category in the 2015 LUKAS awards has been announced as Made in Brasil, located in Camden, North London.

As a supplier to the restaurant, Go Brazil is especially pleased to learn of their success and we’d like to congratulate Barbora, Renato and their team on this very well deserved award.

They, along with all the other winners from the many and varied Latin cultural and sporting categories will receive their gongs at a gala LUKAS dinner in London on Wednesday 13th May.

 

More details here: The Lukas

 


Flavour Pop-Ups 2015: Great response in Cambridge and Bristol

3rd Feb

This series of regional events was launched last year and hailed a great success by both organisers and participants alike. Deliberately located outside London, and targeted at the immediate locality and wine trade, the 2015 roadshow has taken in Brighton ( 2nd March ),  Cambridge ( April 21st ), and  Bristol (April 28th); with further venues to be announced for the autumn. Go Brazil has had a very positive response to our new Malbec and Viognier, and our new sparkling Chardonnay . www.flavourmedia.co.uk

 


Check out our new Easter arrivals!

2nd Feb

Fresh off the boat from Brazil we are delighted to announce the arrival of seven new lines to our Go Brazil portfolio, boosting our total number of labels up to around sixty – by far the most comprehensive list of Brazilian wines in the UK.

The new wines listed below will be available to sample on our stand F122, in the Esoterica section of the London Wine Fair  (  18-20th May ),as well as some of our more established favourites.

 

Tasting notes on all wines to follow:

Campos de Cima

Viognier 2014
Origem 2014 ( unoaked blend of Merlot, Tannat, Cab Sauv & Cab Franc )
Assinatura 2014  ( oaked blend of Malbec & Shiraz )

Sanjo

Nubio Malbec 2013
Nobrese Sparkling Moscatel NV

Cave Geisse

Cave Geisse Rose Brut Traditional 2012

Pizzato

 Fausto Chardonnay 2014

 


Latin American Travel Association (LATA)

8th Jan

The LATA reception at the House of Lords has become something of a fixture in recent years, with peers, MPs and ambassadors networking with representatives of the Latin American travel industry, and hearing news of the LATA Foundation’s valuable charity work.

Highlights this year were the inauguration into the LATA ‘Hall of Fame’ of Baroness Hooper, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Latin American affairs, and guest speaker Dr Jago Cooper. An engaging archaeologist and Curator of the Americas at the British Museum, Dr Jago has appeared on numerous TV programmes and is known for his real life Indiana Jones exploits.

Meanwhile, and true to form, Go Brazil was speaking mangled Spanish with assorted diplomats from Panama, Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia – and even a couple of Brazilians.

LATA


New Viognier and Malbec take off at SITT!

5th Jan

Many thanks to all those who sampled our new Viognier 2014 from Campos de Cima and Nubio Malbec 2013 from Sanjo, at SITT in Manchester and London last week ( Feb 23rd & 25th ). Some valuable feedback received, which is much appreciated!

 

The Malbec is available ex UK stock now, while the Viognier will become available at the end of March.

 

The next opportunity to sample these wines, and the rest of the Go Brazil portfolio, will be at the London Wine Fair ( May 18-20th)

and at Flavour Pop-Up events in Cambridge ( April 21st )  and Bristol ( April 28th ).

 

Out thanks also to Judy and Ana Sofia at JK Marketing for organising the Wines of Brasil stand.


Go Brazil invited to Suffolk One College

30th Dec

It was a great pleasure to be invited recently to talk about Brazilian wines –  in fact, wine in general – to a group of Hotel Management students

at Suffolk One six form college in Ipswich. While rather more nerve-wracking than facing a wine club, the session went well, concluding with

a tasting of eight typical wines.  A great time was had by all, and our thanks go to the staff and students at Suffolk One – we are delighted to have been able to contribute.

Please read here for more information on Suffolk One: http://www.suffolkone.ac.uk/


Our Brazilian Wine Tours featured in UK press

15th Dec

London’s Metro and the Independent newspapers have both featured articles on Go Brazil Wines and Bespoke Brazil’s new series of wine tours to southern Brazil in December 2014 – See stories below and on right.

 

For more details of these tours, which include optional trips to magnificent Rio de Janeiro and the spectacular waterfalls  at Foz de Iguacu, please click here: http://www.bespokebrazil.com/brazilian-wine-tours/

 

 


We’re off to ProWein!

13th Dec

Yes, it’s that time of year again:  the great and the good of the wine world are gathering this weekend ( 15-17thMarch ) in Duesseldorf for ProWein, the world’s biggest wine show.

Meanwhile Go Brazil will be heading straight for the Wines of Brasil stand, where a warm welcome – and plenty of new vintages to sample – are assured.

Prost, zum Wohl!

 

More info here:  www.prowein.de