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New wines for the New Year!

Brazilian red winesWe’re delighted to announce the introduction of two new reds from Don Guerino, a family run winery whose Reserva Teroldego and Vintage Malbec were highlights for Go Brazil in 2017.

Chosen from their ‘Sinais’ range, which already features an Itálico Riesling, Malbec Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc, we are adding a single varietal Merlot and a Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sinais is attractively presented, offered in screwcap and has a RSP of £12.50 / bottle.

After a short lull we are back in business with several new lines from Campos de Cima. Enthusiasts may remember this winery’s ‘Assinatura’, a delicious Malbec/Shiraz/Tannat blend, which sadly hasn’t been produced since 2014 but is looking promising for the current 2018 vintage. In the meantime we are shipping their ‘3 Bocas’, an unoaked Tannat/Cab Sauv/Ruby Cabernet blend, a chunky but complex red for which we have high hopes!

Secondly, by contrast, we are introducing their new ‘Irene Antonietta’, a delicate and perfumed rosé made from Merlot, Shiraz and Malbec. The line-up is completed with a 2017 single varietal Viognier. All wines are supplied under cork closure and will retail between £13-15 / bottle.

All wines will be available from mid/end February 2018. Tasting notes and images will follow on the site during January.

Where are we exhibiting next?

Wine events, Brazilian winesGo Brazil will continue to exhibit at both trade and consumer-facing events in 2018, including the latest arrivals. The trade season kicks off for us in February with the Manchester and London SITT tastings (26 & 28th Feb respectively), followed in March by ProWein, the world’s largest professional wine show held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany (18-20th March).

Back in the UK we will be presenting a selection of wines, including our latest arrivals, at the brand new Guildford Wine Festival (Saturday March 24th ) and then again at the Cheltenham Wine Festival (Saturday April 7th). Both these events are open to the public and will be of interest not only to ‘connoisseurs’ but also, more importantly, to those who have a general interest in wine or perhaps have started a WSET wine course and/or are a member of a local wine club. Other events may follow, with details to be posted here on our site and via social media.

Our calendar of spring events also includes many private tastings – held mainly in conjunction with wine societies, restaurants or wines educators – so in the intervening weeks we’ll be out on the road in Sussex, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, to name just a few destinations..

If you are interested in discussing a Brazilian wine tasting, for a club, corporate or family event – please get in touch:

Carnival 2018

carnival Brazil, RioAway from the world of wine, it would be a mistake not to mention the annual pre-Lent extravaganza that is the Rio Carnival, which this year takes place from Feb 9th-14th (officially – but in reality many people are on holiday either side of these dates).

While the highlight for many is the parade of the city’s established samba schools sashaying down the purpose built ‘sambódromo’, arguably the real party is out on the street where countless ‘blocos’ or small local groups in fancy dress congregate behind trucks blaring out samba rhythms at all hours of day and night..

If a crowd of 2 million+ is not your thing, head for carnival in the (slightly) smaller cities of Salvador, Recife or neighbouring Olinda – all beach destinations further up to the northeast of Brazil where you can recover from the party!

Still time for Xmas / New Year orders!

Christmas winesThere is still time to place your Brazilian wine or cachaça order for Christmas and the New Year.

For most postcodes, orders placed by Tuesday 19th December will be delivered in time for Christmas, while orders for wines required between 27th-31st December should be placed by Friday 22nd .

Please contact us to double-check!

With our warmest Brazilian best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,

The Go Brazil team


Thanks to all at BBC Winter Good Food Show

Brazilian wine event, BBC Good Food Show Birmingham

Very many thanks to all who visited our Go Brazil stand at the NEC last week. As first time exhibitors at this show we did not know exactly what to expect – but the response to our Brazilian wines and cachaça was overwhelmingly positive.

We hope those who purchased from us enjoy their drinking and for those who may be tempted further, please see the full Go Brazil portfolio here. Wishing everyone a Merry ChGo Brazil wines and spiritsristmas, and we hope to see you next year!




The spirit of Christmas

Zeca Cachaca, Brazilian rum, Christmas cocktailsAlthough heavily consumed in its native Brazil, cachaça is relatively unknown in most international markets, including here in the UK.

It is a clear spirit distilled from the fresh, free-run juice of sugar cane and at its best has rich fruity, earthy aromas including passion fruit and apple, and sometimes traces of pepper, vanilla and brown sugar. For locals and visitors to Brazil alike, cachaça is usually drunk as a cocktail, most typically as a ‘caipirinha’ – which mixes the spirit with sugar, limes and ice.

Our colleagues at Zeca cachaça are determined, however, to elevate their brand beyond simply being the main ingredient of a caipirinha, and to show that this great spirit has real quality and versatility, not least when combined with UK produced natural, non-alcoholic soft drinks and juices.

Here is a simple but delicious Zeca cocktail recipe for your Christmas party:

50ml Zeca cachaça
Add Fentimans pink Lemonade
Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice
Stir together, add ice as required and top off with seasonal berries….lovely!

Many Thanks for the Love!

Brazilian bubbly, Love Wine FestivalA great time was had by all last Saturday ( Nov 11th ) at the Love Wine Festival in Birmingham. With a record attendance over the two sessions, we were delighted to welcome so many new faces to the Go Brazil stand.

While our recently launched Sinais Itálico Riesling and Sinais Malbec Rosé were well received, there were two stand-out wines:  the Don Guerino Teroldego 2016, a bold and fruity red, and the Sanjo Nobrese sparkling Moscato, a delicious sweet fizz which has refreshing orange/citrus notes.

Many thanks to all those who visited and purchased from us. The above wines and all the others we presented are available online here.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

Brazilian wines, white wine, red wine

New ‘Sinais’ range now launched!

Brazilian white and rose winesWe’ve just taken delivery of the Sinais range from Don Guerino and launched three easy-drinking labels from the latest 2017 vintage: an Itálico Riesling, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Malbec Rosé.

All three are light in style, with naturally bright acidity and well-defined tropical fruit. Dry to off-dry, they are well differentiated from the more serious ‘Reserva’ range and are intended be drunk young.

The Sinais range is supplied with screwcap closure and retails for £12.50 /bottle.

See more info here.

Don Guerino Sinais Malbec Rosé 2017


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE: Deep pink rose colour

AROMAS:  Predominantly ripe strawberries and cherry

TASTE:  Summer fruits on palate, dry to off-dry and light bodied

FOOD PAIRING: Works well with salads, charcuterie, light chicken dishes

OVERALL: Fun and fruity, makes a lovely lunchtime or party tipple!

£ 12.50 / bottle ( £75.00 / case of 6 )

Don Guerino Sinais Sauvignon Blanc 2017


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE: Very light yellow with a tinge of green

AROMAS: Pronounced lemon/lime citrus notes underscored by ripe guava fruit

TASTE: A zingy spritz of lemon sherbet with tropical flavours. Fresh and with clean acidity, wine is light and dry to off-dry with a lingering finish

FOOD PAIRING: Serve well chilled with seafood, white fish, salads and risotto

OVERALL: A light but very polished tropical Sauvignon Blanc, in an elegant screwcap bottle

£ 11.00 / bottle ( £ 66.00 / case of 6 ) Reduced from £12.50 / bottle



Don Guerino Sinais Italico Riesling 2017



ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE: Pale yellow with green reflexes

AROMAS: A blend of floral notes and more tropical aromas of pineapple, mango and melon

TASTE: Soft pineapple and peach flavours predominate; wine is dry to off-dry, light bodied with highish level of acidity and just a hint of spritz on palate ( nb. doesn’t have the searing acidity and ‘minerality’ of a German Rhine Riesling! )

FOOD PAIRING: Try with salads, hors d’oeuvres, cold meat plates or mildly spiced dishes

OVERALL: Versatile fresh and fruity wine, ideal for parties and informal occasions

£ 12.50 / bottle ( £ 75.00 / case of 6 )

Don Guerino Reserva Chardonnay 2017


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE: Straw yellow with tinge of green

AROMAS: Richly tropical, with melon, pineapple, mango and peach all showing, and hint of oak

TASTE: Tropical notes are complimented with well balanced, restrained oakiness; wine is medium bodied with fresh, clean acidity and a citrusy tang to the finish

FOOD PAIRING: Serve cool – not chilled – with creamy chicken dishes, risottos, salads, seafood or smoked salmon

OVERALL: Classy, very well made Chardonnay, perfect for savouring..

£ 16.00 / bottle  ( £ 96.00 / case x 6 )


Come and see us in Oxford!

Oxford, university, wine festivalProud to announce we’re back at the Oxford Wine Festival in September, which runs this year from Friday 8th to Saturday 9th.

Go Brazil is delighted to be exhibiting again at this prestigious show, which always attracts a knowledgeable and relaxed crowd to the Oxford Union, right in the heart of this university city.

This year we’ll be showcasing wines from Don Guerino, a new supplier based in the Serra Gaúcha region of southern Brazil, including their stunning Teroldego and a lovely sweet – but not sticky – Rosé Moscato fizz!

These and plenty of other labels will be available to try and buy at the festival. We may even bring some cachaça too…

More info here.

Order from us online

Order wine online, Brazilian winesThe waiting is over!  After many months preparation our Go Brazil website shop is now open for business.

Compatible with laptops and mobile devices, the new shop uses PayPal for processing payments and, initially, will offer our more mainstream lines.

Our premium cachaça, Zeca, is also available and may be purchased separately or as part of a mixed case with wines.

As well as our ‘Wine of the Month’, we have added a ‘bin-end’ section where older vintages and discontinued lines can be found at bargain prices.

Please note that our minimum order is 6 bottles.

SITT Autumn

SITT wine tasting, Brazil winesThe Specialist Importers Trade Tastings continue this autumn, with an event in London (at the Lindley Hall, Victoria) on Wednesday 20th September and, two days, earlier at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery in that city.

As well as a new series of rotating venues outside London, SITT organisers are promising a more focused show, together with a more extensive programme of workshops and masterclasses.

Although final details have not yet been announced, we’re looking forward to working with our partners at Wines of Brasil, with a great selection of suitable Autumn/Winter labels on taste.

More info here 

Thanks to all Drink Brazil visitors


A very big thank you to all of you who visited the Drink Brazil stand at Taste of London, especially our loyal returning customers!

Despite – or perhaps because of – the scorching weather, there were queues to sample our exotic Zeca cachaça cocktails and range of premium Brazilian wines. Star of the show was our Don Guerino sparkling Brut Malbec Rosé, a wine which combines glamour with effortless slaking of a thirst.

Brazilian Food & Wine Festival

The second edition of a Brazilian food and wine festival organised by Brazilian chef Flavio Amaral is nearly here.Wine glasses, Brazilian wine

This year the event is taking place at the Marriott Hotel, Maida Vale, London between July 14-16th, and will feature live cooking demonstrations, trade stands and other presentations.

Go Brazil is delighted to have been invited to host a Brazilian wine tasting, scheduled for 14.00hrs on Friday 14th July.

Fausto Tannat 2009


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Was a dense purple-black colour but now slightly lighter with age

AROMAS: Attractive perfumed dark fruits with some oaky and leathery notes

TASTE:  Richly concentrated black fruits overlaying spice and coffee flavours. Medium-heavy bodied but still supple with noticeably well rounded tannins.

FOOD PAIRING: Spicy or very well seasoned red meat dishes, especially beef/venison, or strong cheeses

OVERALL:  Supple but strong, a mature red wine to be savoured

£ 8.00 / bottle  ( £ 14.00 / bottle previously )

Geisse Brut Rosé Terroir 2008


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Clear, bright, onion-skin pink

AROMAS:  Intriguing, complex nose shows soft red fruits, honey, hazelnut, rose petals and dill

TASTE:  Fresh, soft creamy palate reveals strawberry flavours overlaid with biscuity toastiness. Medium bodied, reflecting the short stint in oak enjoyed by wine prior to bottling. Delicate mousse and fine bubbles, with long persistence on finish

FOOD PAIRING:  Best enjoyed well chilled as an aperitif!

OVERALL:  Top of the range aged pink fizz, wonderfully subtle flavours, drinks very well!

£ 22.00 / bottle ( £ 28.00 / bottle previously ) Last 4 bottles of ’08 and also a few cases of ’09 remain.

Wines only

Carnival 6 bottle red & white wine case @ £ 59.00

A great introductory case for those new to Brazilian wine..

3 x red:  1 each of Aurora Pinot Noir 2015, Aurora Merlot 2012 & Sanjo Nubio Malbec 2013
3 x white: 1 each of Fausto Chardonnay 2017, Sanjo Sauvignon Blanc 2014 & Sanjo Nobrese (dry) Moscato NV


Copa6 bottle red fine wine case @ £ 89.00

A selection of mature wines, all drinking well now, intended for the more adventurous drinker:

1 each of: Don Guerino Reserva Teroldego 2016, Pizzato Reserva Tannat 2009, Pizzato Reserva Alicante Bouschet 2005, Sanjo Nubio Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Sanjo Nubio Malbec 2013 & Lidio Carraro Gran Vindima Merlot 2005


Ipanema6 bottle sparkling mixed case @ £ 84.00

Fans of fizz will love this mixed case of bubbly – ideal for weddings and parties!

2 x Amadeu Brut Traditional Method 2014
1 x Don Guerino Brut Malbec Rose NV
1 x Sanjo Brut Chardonnay NV
1 x Don Guerino Rose Moscato NV*
1 x Sanjo Nobrese Moscato NV*

*Indicates a sweet wine

Mixed Wine and Cachaça

Rio12 bottle mixed case @ £189.00 / case

Your ultimate party case!

2 x Zeca Cachaça ( 70cl )
3 x sparkling: 1 each of Amadeu Brut Trad Method 2014, Amadeu Brut Rose Trad Method 2014 & Don Guerino Brut Chardonnay NV
3 x white:  1 each of Fausto Chardonnay 2017, Sanjo Sauvignon Blanc 2014 & Sanjo Nobrese (dry) Moscato NV
4 x red:  1 each of Aurora Pinot Noir 2015, Don Guerino Malbec 2016, Don Guerino Reserva Teroldego 2016 & Sanjo Nubio Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


Samba  – 6 bottle mixed case @ £99.00 / case

For when the party is more intimate..

1 x Zeca Cachaça ( 70cl )
1 x sparkling: Amadeu Brut Traditional Method 2014
2 x white: 1 each of Fausto Chardonnay 2017 & Sanjo Sauvignon Blanc 2014
2 x red:  1 each of Aurora Merlot 2015 & Aurora Merlot 2012

Don Guerino Brut Chardonnay NV


ABV: 11.5%

APPEARANCE:  Pale yellow tinged with green

AROMAS:  White flowers, lemon and green apple, with hint of biscuit and candied fruit

TASTE:  Clean, dry, fruity and fresh on soft, light-bodied palate. Crisp apple flavours, with sweeter notes of nougat or lemon sherbet, show through. Lovely persistent small bubbles, a hint of spritz and a surprisingly long finish

FOOD PAIRING:  Stylish lunchtime aperitif but will work well with seafood or white fish

OVERALL:  Beautifully presented, high quality alternative to Prosecco or similar

£ 16.00 / bottle ( £ 96.00 / case x 6 )

Amadeu Brut 2014


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Clear, pale gold-green

AROMAS:  Pronounced green apple and pear nose, with suggestion of a floral scent

TASTE:  Dry to off-dry, light, fresh and clean with moderate acidity. More appley flavours blend with light yeasty and toasty notes from lees ageing ( approx. 15 months ). Persistent fine bubbles and a generous mousse. Rounded on the palate, medium bodied.

FOOD PAIRING:  Perhaps best on its own but try with seafood or white meat dishes

OVERALL:  Great value aged Trad Method fizz, suitable for all occasions

£ 18.00 / bottle ( £ 108.00 / case x 6 )

Geisse Brut Tradicional 2014


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Pale straw yellow-gold

AROMAS:  Complex, aromatic blend of dried fruit, nuts and citric fruits

TASTE:  Beautifully rounded, almost creamy, texture with lemon and lime freshness. Well developed brioche notes apparent too; plenty of fine bubbles and a sherbet-like spritz on a long finish

FOOD PAIRING:  Serve on its own or with delicately flavoured hors d’oeuvres

OVERALL:  Superior Trad Method fizz, for special occasions and/or to impress!

£ 20.00 / bottle ( £ 120.00 / case x 6 )

Don Guerino ‘Vintage’ Malbec 2016


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Bright, deep purple

AROMAS: Vibrant and youthful notes of violets and mulberry, with hint of tobacco leaf

TASTE:  Restrained but rich super plummy palate, very well integrated oak and lovely sweetish caramel flavours. Medium tannins and acidity, medium-full bodied.

FOOD PAIRING: Roast chicken, grilled red meats or mature hard cheeses

OVERALL:  An understated but beautifully balanced Malbec, with good ageing potential

£ 16.00 / bottle  ( £ 96.00 / case x 6 )  No stock currently available.

New vintage arriving February!

Don Guerino Brut Rosé Malbec NV


ABV: 11.5%

APPEARANCE:  Attractive mid-salmon pink colour

AROMAS:  Ripe strawberry and other summer berry fruits

TASTE:  Dry to off-dry, pleasant acidity, with plenty of red berry fruit and a decent mousse. Light on the palate and on alcohol. 100% Malbec

FOOD PAIRING:  Light salads, quiches, pâtés and grilled salmon

OVERALL:  Looks good, tastes good – a lovely blush sparkler for parties and picnics!

£ 15.00 / bottle ( £ 90.00 / case x 6 )

Sanjo Nubio Malbec 2013


ABV: 12%

APPEARANCE:  Mid purple-red

AROMAS: Attractive blend of blackberry, cherry, violets and oak, with touch of smokiness

TASTE:  Ripe cherry, plum and berry flavours; some coffee, mocha, vanilla and smoky notes. Smooth textured, light bodied and a very pleasant lingering finish

FOOD PAIRING: Serve with ham, pâtés, chicken, risottos or lightly flavoured cheeses

OVERALL:  Unusually light for this varietal, our ‘lunchtime’ Malbec nonetheless delivers on all counts!

£ 13.00 / bottle  ( £ 78.00 / case x 6 ) previously £15.00 / bottle

Pizzato Reserva Alicante Bouschet 2005


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Still deep ruby-violet, despite age

AROMAS: Oaky, with dense dark fruits, black olive and eucalyptus

TASTE:  Very dry, full bodied and with pronounced tannins. Palate shows concentrated dark fruit flavours overlaying more savoury and oaky notes, then a long, rich finish

FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with curries, strong cheeses or the heaviest red meat dishes

OVERALL:  Powerful, tannic and indisputably a food wine

£ 14.00 / bottle  ( £ 84.00 / case x 6 ) previously £16.00 / bottle

Don Guerino Teroldego 2016


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Exceptionally deep purple-red colour

AROMAS: Dense dark brambly fruit, with hints of raspberry or redcurrant

TASTE:  Lots of different flavours, with ripe black cherry, licorice, traces of vanilla and even some smokiness all apparent. Very soft tannins, good acidity and a hint of almond on the finish

FOOD PAIRING: A perfect match for roast lamb, pork and BBQ beef

OVERALL:  Bold but not brash, this really is a delicious wine!

£ 17.00 / bottle  ( £ 102.00 / case x 6 ) Our bestseller at BBC Winter Good Food Show 2017!

Don Guerino Rosé Moscato NV


ABV: 7.5%

APPEARANCE:  Delicate light pink

AROMAS:  Fresh strawberry and raspberry

TASTE:  Clean, very light bodied, sweet without being cloying and with more ripe red berry notes and plenty of attractive bubbles

FOOD PAIRING: Try with strawberries and meringues, fruit salads or even dark chocolate

OVERALL:  Very versatile sweet fizz – works equally well as an aperitif or digestif

£ 14.50 / bottle ( £ 87.00 / case x 6 )

Aurora Varietal Pinot Noir 2015


ABV: 12%

APPEARANCE:  Light red, with some ageing apparent on rim

AROMAS:  Prominent raspberry and strawberry notes

TASTE:  Light in style, dry, unoaked and with plenty of succulent ripe red berry fruit. Super soft tannins and very rounded on the palate

FOOD PAIRING: Hugely versatile but best served with light meat dishes, salads or grilled salmon

OVERALL:  A lovely fruity, easy-drinking Pinot, suitable for all occasions

£ 8.00 / bottle  ( £ 48.00 / case x 6 )  previously £9.00 / bottle

Aurora Varietal Merlot 2012


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Bright ruby-red

AROMAS:  Fresh ripe plum and red berry fruit

TASTE:  Plenty of soft red berry fruit and gentle tannins; unoaked and light-medium bodied

FOOD PAIRING: Ideal with pizza, pasta, sausages, grilled meats or lightly flavoured cheeses

OVERALL:  Super everyday drinking Merlot, suitable for all occasions

£ 9.00 / bottle  ( £ 54.00 / case x 6 )

Pizzato Legno Chardonnay 2014


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Straw yellow with green highlights

AROMAS: Gentle cashew nut and vanilla overlying restrained tropical fruits

TASTE: Smooth and full bodied with nutty caramel flavours from oak blended with more pronounced citric notes

FOOD PAIRING: Recommended with creamy chicken dishes or grilled white fish

OVERALL:  Subtle oak underscores classy 100% Chardonnay, best enjoyed as a food wine

£ 22.00 / bottle ( £ 132.00 / case x 6 ) previously £28.00 / bottle

London Wine Fair May 22-24th

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!)

Online ordering system imminent!


Go Brazil’s new online ordering system will be ready shortly, so you will soon be able to order your favourite Brazilian wines from us directly via your laptop or portable device.

As well as regular special offers and new wines, we will be offering pre-selected mixed cases for those who are perhaps new to Brazilian wine.

Our wonderful premium cachaça, Zeca, will also be on offer and will be included in some of our mixed cases.

Subject to testing and other requirements we plan to go ‘live’ in early July.

In the meantime, for all orders and enquiries, please email:

Drinks Wholesaler previews Brazil

The most recent edition of trade magazine Drinks Wholesaler focuses on South American wines, a page of which is dedicated to Brazilian wine.

To summarise:  On the back of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazilian wine exports to the UK almost doubled in 2016. The wines continues to do well, especially the sparkling, but increasingly   we are seeing some unusual and high quality still reds  –  as well as a smattering of decent whites – enter the market.  Brazilpdf

Read full article here:


Cured Salmon – also known as ‘Gravadlax’ or ‘Gravlax’

cured salmon, Brazilian food and wineCuring is one of the oldest methods for preserving foodstuffs, involving the use of salt to prolong the life of meat, fish or vegetables. The technique is used in Brazil to make the famous ‘carne seca’ (dried or ‘jerk’ style meat  and perhaps most famously in Portugal to make our wonderful salt cod or ‘bacalhau’. There are several slightly different curing methods but they all use salt.

My method is to use cachaça (Brazilian rum – see more here) and sugar, with the finished salmon being closest in style to gravadlax. Gravadlax is the Scandinavian name given to salmon which has been cured in sugar and salt and then served with dill. It is very easy to prepare and gives great results, but you will need to allow 48 hours. This is a lovely recipe, especially so if you have some gravadlax ready prepared in the fridge, as it can be easily sliced into small strips and served as a little snack on toast, for example, or in a salad or sandwich, or even enjoyed by itself with a glass of dry white wine (see wine suggestions below).

The more salt you decide to use, the drier will be the resulting salmon. I like to use just enough to complete the curing, but still leaving the centre part of the fish semi-raw. In my recipe I always add some additional, non-Scandinavian ingredients, as I’ve made it thousands of times before and I think I’ve finally found what best brings out the flavours of the salmon!

The quality of the salmon itself is of course very important. You should always use freshly filleted fish and, ideally, a fish caught in the wild. The taste is completely different from farmed salmon.

gravadlax, cured salmonIngredients

1kg of fillet of salmon, evenly prepared, with bones removed and skin on

150gm salt

150gm sugar

80gm cumin

150ml cachaca (Brazilian rum)

100ml soy sauce

5 grated beetroots

4 tablespoons of fennel sedes

1 bunch of dill leaves

2 limes

Cooking method

Rub the salt and sugar over the whole salmon. Put all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix. Add the grated beetroot and chopped dill.

Put these ingredients into a food bag and wrap around the salmon. Close the bag and, with the salmon inside, place on a baking tray with skin side facing down, and leave in the fridge for 12 hours. Remove, turn salmon over and leave on the other side for a further 12 hours. Take out of fridge. Using a kitchen towel, remove any excess from the surface, leaving the fish as dry as possible. Place the salmon on a wire mesh grill with a tray underneath, so that any remaining liquid can safely drain out. Leave uncovered in the fridge for a further 24 hours.

Then remove, place on a wooden board and slice thinly. Serve with a little dill and/or strong flavoured root vegetables. And, of course, if you still have any gravadlax left over in the fridge you can always take it out and surprise your guests with a fantastic appetiser! The best thing about this recipe is that you’ve done the curing yourself and can be sure to impress your friends.

Wine Pairing Suggestions

Choosing a wine which works with salmon – however it may be cooked – can be tricky. Luciana’s recipe is full of flavour, so we would say go with a fruity, rich or buttery style of white, perhaps a lightly oaked chardonnay (see our Don Guerino Reserva Chardonnay or Pizzato Legno Chardonnay) or a Viognier. Alternatively, a full bodied rosé or even a light Pinot Noir would both work well.


Please click on the links below to learn more about Luciana and her cooking:

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Brazilian fizz!

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)


  • 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:

Go Brazil to show at Cheltenham Wine Festival

Cheltenham wine festival, Brazilian winesWe’re much looking forward to exhibiting – for the first time – at the prestigious Cheltenham Wine Festival, which takes place on Saturday 1st April at the town’s Pittville Pump Room.

This ticket-only event draws a discerning crowd of wine-lovers from all over southwest England, and we are delighted to have been invited to participate!

A wide selection of fine Brazilian sparkling and still wines, including the recently launched Don Guerino range, will be available to try and buy on our Go Brazil stand.

For tickets and event info click here. 


Come see us at spring SITT

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:

Don Guerino launched by Go Brazil in UK!

Go Brazil are delighted to announce the arrival in the UK of a range of fine wines from the Don Guerino winery in southern Brazil.

 In common with many in Brazil’s wine industry, Don Guerino is a family-owned business whose origins can be traced back to northeast Italy. Indeed, it was Sr. Guerino Motter who arrived in Brazil in 1879, in what is now the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and whose name was given to what is today one of the country’s leading wineries.

From February 2017 we are offering three still wines and three sparkling wines.

Click here for further details and full tasting notes.

Pink fizz perfect for Valentine’s Day

Treating a loved one? Stuck for that special gift? Surprise and delight her (or him!) with a bottle or two of our delicious Brazilian pink fizz.

Brazilian Pink Fizz

Choose from these Traditional Method wines:

Amadeu Brut Rosé 2013 @ £ 16.00 / bottle
A light russet-pink sparkler with gorgeous summer fruit flavours – and very competitively priced.

Geisse Brut Tradicional Rosé 2012 @ £ 19.00 / bottle
Fine bubbles with a little more complexity than the Amadeu above, also made 100% from the Pinot Noir grape.

Geisse Brut Terroir Rosé 2009 @ £ 26.00 / bottle
Our top rosé: well-aged, delicate and very fine… for that special person in your life!

Email here to order:

Pink fizz not your thing? Then try something from our extensive range of standard Brut fizz and still wines. Or our recently launched Zeca cachaça (Brazilian rum) @ £29.00 / bottle

Cachaça is also a key ingredient in our Rio Rose cocktail.

How to make a Rio Rose:

  • Pour a generous slug of Zeca cachaça into a tumbler or cocktail glass
  • Top up with rose lemonade ( we recommend Fentimans or similar )
  • Squeeze in some fresh lime juice, add ice as required, and stir
  • Top off with a sprinkling of rose petals – for all the romantics out there!


Go Brazil receives AWRS authorisation!

wine wholesalers, Brazilian wine

We’re delighted to announce that Go Brazil Wines has been authorised by HMRC as an approved trader under the new Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme ( AWRS ), a government scheme designed principally to reduce avoidance of UK excise duty in the alcohol supply chain.

While we have been trading legitimately and transparently since our inception in 2010, the news comes as a welcome relief at the start of 2017 and will allow us to concentrate on our plans for the coming months ( details to follow ).

The company’s authorisation number is:  XDAW00000102616

The above number will now appear on all Go Brazil’s official communications, including this website, company invoices, etc.

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

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:

BBC Good Food Show – London

Glasses of wineYep, it’s show time again and we’re back at Olympia in London for the sixth consecutive year.  The BBC Good Food Show runs from November 11th to 13th and the Go Brazil team is looking forward to welcoming new and returning customers to our Go Brazil stand, WM18, up on the mezzanine floor, where you’ll be able to sample and purchase our wares.

Highlights this year include our semi-fortified Tannat (16% Abv!) –  a real Christmas blockbuster – and a great selection of affordable festive fizz from our producers, Campos de Cima and Geisse. What’s not to enjoy?!

See show info here:

Love Wine Festival in Birmingham

Love Wine Festival logoGo Brazil is delighted to have been invited to the Love Wine Festival, which takes place on Saturday November 5th at the Burlington Hotel in the centre of Birmingham.

This will be our first time exhibiting at this show and, judging by a quick look at the programme, we’ll be in esteemed company:

Richard Bampfield MW, Laura Clay (Chair of the Association of Wine Educators  and special guest, comedienne Helen Lederer (who, amongst other things, writes about wine for the Sunday Express!), will all be on hand.

A classy cast, you’ll agree, and we’re very much look forward to meeting both them and all visitors to the show.

More info here:

Bravo for the Olympics & Paralympics!

As the dust settles on the Rio Paralympics, the consensus is that these games – and the Olympic Games which preceded them – have been a huge success.

Team GB and Paralympics GB smashed their targets, while the games’ organisers are to be congratulated for putting on two great shows, transmitted to a record global audience and highlighting many of Rio’s attractions.

There were those prior to the games claiming that Brazil’s economic, political and infrastructure problems would adversely affect the events but, if anything, the reverse seemed to have happened. Yes, there has been tragedy, mishap, a handful of bizarre ‘incidents’ and even a change of president yet, in spite of these many difficulties, the locals have been determined to come out and support the games whenever possible.

While the city of Rio de Janeiro hardly needed any extra international promotion, we suspect that Brazil will now feature for the first time on many people’s bucket list, rightly persuaded that this is a country of excitement, pleasure and adventure.

In summary, a job well done and one of which the cariocas can be proud!

Thanks to all at Oxford Wine Festival

Go Brazil Wines at Oxford Wine Festival

A big thank you to Chris Bowling and his team for organising the Oxford Wine Festival, which was held last weekend ( 9-10th September ) at the Oxford Union.

Visitors were treated to a highly eclectic selection of wines, from a wide range of mainly small independent importers and merchants.

Quite a few who tried the Brazilian wines on our Go Brazil stand did so for the first time… and that is precisely why we choose to exhibit at shows like this.

An interesting, interested and entertaining audience, and one which we hope to engage with again next year!

More info:

  Go Brazil Wines and Spirits stand at Oxford Wine FestivalCampos de Cima Brazilian bubbly at the Oxford Wine Festival



SITT back on the road

red wine, Brazilian wine

The autumn edition of the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting makes a return in September, appearing on Monday 19th at Lancashire County Cricket Club in Manchester and Wednesday 21st at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

Wines of Brasil, the Brazilian wine exporters trade association, represented in the UK by JK Marketing, will not unfortunately be participating at the events, having invested heavily in Olympic related activities in recent months. We trust however they will be back in 2017!

Go Brazil’s MD, Nicholas Corfe, will nonetheless be visiting SITT in London on 21st September and is looking forward to meeting new and existing customers at the show.

More info here:


Rio back in the spotlight for Paralympics

Paralympics, cycling

After the triumph that was the Olympic Games (not least for Team GB and the Rio organisers!), attention now turns to the Paralympics, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 7th to 18th September.

While it is unfortunate that budgetary cuts have scaled back the number of venues and personnel to be used at the Paralympics, Rio will once again supply a stunning backdrop to the athletics and other sports.

We understand that ticket prices have been slashed for some events – indeed, many tickets have been given away free – in an attempt to encourage the locals (the ‘cariocas’) to fill venues and maximise audience participation.

Brazil’s much commented on political crisis has developed further, with President Dilma Rousseff now impeached. While this, and the ongoing economic problems in Brazil, will not disappear in the coming weeks, it is to be hoped that the Paralympics are a success for all concerned and will provide an appropriate legacy for the country

Counting our own friends and family amongst the Games’ volunteers, we send our best wishes to them, the athletes and all visitors to Rio.

More info on the Paralympics here:

Lavenham Carnival & Rare Breeds Motor Show

Lavenham half-timbered buildings

Brazil is the theme of this year’s Lavenham Carnival, which takes place on Sunday 28th August ( Bank Holiday weekend ).

Taking its cue from the Olympics, Carnival comes to this Suffolk town – home to some of the country’s finest preserved medieval buildings – while vintage car enthusiasts will be catered for with the many ‘rare breeds’ which will parade around the paddock. Bouncy castles, trampolining and samba workshops are all also promised!

We at Go Brazil hope to bring a bit of Brazilian sunshine with our pop-up stand, so do come and meet us.

More here:

Get Set for Your Olympic Wine Party

The Olympics are the perfect cue for a celebration. That’s especially true in 2016, since nobody knows how to party quite like the Brazilians, as the famous Rio Carnival demonstrates! So what are the best ways to bring some South American colour and flair to your party here in the UK, with Olympic wine and food to complete the ambience?

Celebration Food and Wine

Outdoors: Provided the weather lives up to your hopes, the ideal way to throw Brazilian-themed parties is to eat outside with family and friends. Brazil is known for its great barbecue or “Churrasco” tradition, so grilling some barbie treats is very much in the spirit of the Games. Pork ribs and chicken and beef kebabs are among the top barbecue dishes in Brazil, as well as corn on the cob with tangy toppings.

Drinks to enjoy with your barbecue include our quality white and rose sparkling wines.  Among these is Campos de Cima Brut Champenoise 2011, which, appropriately for the Olympics theme, was a silver medal winner at the International Wine Challenge 2013! Alternatively, Brazilian red wines such as Tannat and Malbec are the perfect complement to meats cooked on the barbecue and ideal to drink outdoors.

And Indoors!: Given the unpredictability of the British summer, however, you might well end up having an indoor Olympic party. Barbecue foods will also taste great cooked on an indoor grill, but there are plenty of other options to try, too.

For instance, why not serve up the Brazilian national dish, Feijoada, which has pork, beef and black beans as key ingredients? There are many recipes putting different twists on this dish, which can be prepared ahead of time, stored in the fridge and heated up in time for the party. Accompaniments could include pão de queijo, also known as Brazilian cheese bread, which is a deliciously chewy puff made from tapioca flour, as well as rice and spicy salsa.

A hearty, stew-like dish, Feijoada is best enjoyed with a glass of red. Our recommendation: our Rio Sol Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, from vines grown in NE Brazil, or if you really want to push the boat out, our award-winning Concentus, a rich concentrated Bordeaux style red with a dash of Tannat to give it extra depth and structure.

For the ‘pao de queijo’, whose precise ingredients depend on region, how about our Rio Sol Chenin Blanc/Viognier ( the sister wine to the red above ), or our unoaked Fausto Chardonnay. While both soft and fruity, neither wine is overly powerful and they are both delicious with this ubiquitous Brazilian snack!

Of course, for an Olympic party, rather than just sticking to Brazilian food, you might also want to bring together dishes from some of the other nations taking part, which will give you an endless list of menu options. Our range of wines will complement all kinds of food ideally and add to the atmosphere.

Creating the Mood

Brazilian samba music will help to create a party atmosphere and can be guaranteed to get everyone dancing. There are plenty of albums on this theme to choose from. Of course, it would be even better to persuade a local samba band to come along and perform live!

You can create an international theme for your party by putting up bright bunting based on flags of the different countries taking part in the Olympics. Alternatively, go with the colours of the Brazilian flag, green, yellow, blue and white.

If you are planning a fancy dress party, you could suggest that guests come along in colourful carnival costumes. Looking through photos online will give plenty of ideas. Another option is to come dressed in sportswear. This could be ideal if it is hot or if you are planning some sport-themed games outdoors to build up an appetite before relaxing over your Olympic wine and food.

Click here to browse our range of Brazilian wine and gain some Olympic inspiration!

Brazilian Barbie wines revealed

bbq food to eat with brazilian wineBurnt sausage, anyone – or how about some underdone chicken?! Yes, with the BBQ season now in full swing and blue smoke wafting down streets across the country, we reveal which Brazilian wines to enjoy with typical Brexit barbie fare.

Summer Red Wine

  • Chicken & white meats:  best enjoyed with a juicy but not too heavy Merlot or maybe a super-fruity Pinot Noir
  • Sausages, kebabs, pork and lamb:  Cab Sauvignon makes a great summer red wine to drink with these more fatty red meats; try also a gutsy Malbec
  • Beefsteaks, especially if served with a BBQ or spicy sauce: not well known but ideal for summer outdoor drinking: try our Tannat, a dense powerful red grape, of French origin


  • Grilled prawns, seafood and white fish:  our unoaked Chardonnay or zingy, citrussy Sauvignon Blanc are both great matches for anything fishy!
  • Tuna, salmon and ‘meatier’ fish:  a crisp dry rose goes well, as it won’t overwhelm the fish, or for a sophisticated alternative try our Viognier
  • Grilled veggies, e.g. sweetcorn and peppers: a light and fruit white works best here, so go for our easy-drinking Chenin Blanc blend

All the above wines available here

Happy drinking and a BBQ summer to you all!

Thanks to all at Taste London

A belated but very big thank you to all who visited our Go Brazil stand at Taste of London this year, and especially to those who bought some great Brazilian wine!

It was cool and showery at times,  but that didn’t seemed to dampen the spirits – overall we had a fun show and it was great to catch up with so many returning customers.

Next year we plan to be back in the same spot within the ‘Small Producers Market’, albeit with a bigger and better stand..

For those wishing to top up their supplies, or perhaps try Brazilian wine for the first time, click here.

Get your promo tickets for Taste of London!

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:


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

More info here:

What’s cooking at new gastronomic festival?

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:

London Wine Fair round-up

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:

The politics of Brazil – plus ça change?

Brazil’s always murky political waters have become even more muddied in recent weeks,

resulting in the country’s president Dilma Rousseff being suspended from office while her six month impeachment trial takes place.


The leader of the upper house or Senate, Michel Temer, has now assumed the presidential role but he himself is facing possible corruption charges.


A number politicians – from across the political spectrum – have already been imprisoned while many more still face corruption charges, often in relation to their activities with Petrobras, the Brazilian state oil company.


With the next presidential elections not due to be held until November 2018, an extended period of political uncertainty looks likely.


This uncertainty has already extended into the wider Brazilian economy and, despite a modest uptick in commodity prices this year, unemployment and inflation indices are trending upwards.

Quiz night at LATA Foundation

The now (in)famous LATA Foundation annual quiz took place on May 10th – the purpose of which was to raise funds for social and environmental projects in South and Latin America.


The Latin American Travel Association Foundation is a 100% voluntary group and we feel should be supported for all the great work it does, helping impoverished communities across this part of the world.


With a top prize of two tickets to Colombia, courtesy of Air Europa, this was a must-attend evening for all travel professionals in the sector ( and there was even a bottle or two of Brazilian wine to be won! ).


A great evening, and Go Brazil looks forward to participating again next year.


More info here:

World Malbec Day – 17th April

Don’t cry for me Argentina! Neighbours Brazil also produce their fair share of South American Malbec wine – so why not celebrate this coming Sunday 17th with a glass of Brazilian ?!

Recommended from the Go Brazil portfolio:

Sanjo Nubio Malbec 2013 – a 100% varietal, partially aged in French oak and with delicate cherry and mocha flavours.  Just 12% Abv, so no coincidence this one is known as our ‘lunchtime’ Malbec!

Campos de Cima Assinatura 2014 – 70% Malbec, 25% Shiraz & 5% Tannat. Superb blend made by Frenchman Michel Fabre on behalf of boutique winery Campos de Cima, in southwest Brazil (close to the border with Argentina). Recommended by Decanter magazine, the wine is attractively perfumed, has plenty of ripe red fruit, all wrapped round subtle notes of tobacco and liquorice. Delish!!

Just two examples from our range of Brazilian red, white and sparkling wines.

Countdown to Rio

This summer, despite the ongoing political and economic uncertainty in Brazil ( see more below ), the eyes of the rest of the world will be firmly on the city of Rio de Janeiro, the ‘cidade maravilhosa’ or wonderful city, where the first Olympic Games to be held in South America will take place. As suppliers of wine from Brazil, we will be watching the Games closely.

The main Olympics open in the iconic Maracanã stadium on 5th August and run till the 21st, while the Paralympics will be held from 7th-18th September.

Almost all the venues are now ready so – barring last minute hiccups –  the games should be spectacular and hopefully will play out under blue skies and the warmth of a Brazilian tropical winter..

That said, 500,000 extra bodies are expected in this sprawling city of 10 million, so perhaps this isn’t the best time to head out to Rio – unless of course you’re an athletics fan. Traffic and transportation is never straightforward here, so our advice would be to ‘allow plenty of time for the journey’!

Brazil’s political crisis, brought into sharp relief by the upcoming impeachment trial of ( now ex – read more here ) President Dilma Rousseff, and the country’s ongoing economic problems may cast a shadow over the Games but a typically warm and effusive welcome from the ‘cariocas’ –  the native inhabitants of Rio – is one thing that can be guaranteed for overseas visitors, while the country’s successful hosting of the World Cup football games bodes well for these first Brazilian and South American Olympics.

Counting our own friends and family amongst the Games’ volunteers, we send our best wishes to them, the athletes and all visitors to Rio.

More Games info here:


Spring clean your drinks cabinet

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.


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:


Beat the Brazilian Blues

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

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.

Daily Telegraph highlights our wine tours to Brazil

We were delighted to be given a mention last month in the Daily Telegraph’s Saturday travel section, under their   ‘Five ways to see the best of Brazil’ article. In conjunction with specialist travel agent Bespoke Brazil ( Go Brazil Wine & Spirits offers a range of private tours from the UK to the winelands of southern Brazil, together with optional side-trips to the magnificent Foz de Iguacu waterfalls, the beaches of Santa Catarina and, of course, Rio.

Go Brazil’s Journey Latin America prize

We’re delighted to be partnering with Latin America travel specialists JLA and this month, August 2015, we’ll be offering a case of top Brazilian wines to the winner of their online competition.

The wines, which are being selected and supplied by Go Brazil, will be shipped to the lucky winner at the beginning of September.

Please click here for competition entry details.

For info on Go Brazil wine tours to Brazil, click here.

Many thanks to all London Wine Fair visitors

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!

Geisse Brut Rose Tradicional 2014


ABV: 12.5 %

APPEARANCE:  Clear, bubble-gum pink colour

AROMAS:  Ripe summer fruits with well developed yeasty and toasty notes

TASTE:  Red berry fruit flavours overlaying more complex and developed brioche ( ‘autolytic’ ) notes from extended lees ageing. Soft on the palate with plenty of fine bubbles, generous mousse and a good long finish

FOOD PAIRING: Best served well chilled as an aperitif but also works with hors d’oeuvres, salads and salmon

OVERALL:  Beautifully presented, traditional method sparkler – would make a lovely present!

£ 21.00 / bottle ( £ 126.00 / case x 6 )

Cave Geisse Extra Brut Tradicional 2011

12.5% Abv.

Traditional Method
50:50 Chardonnay / Pinot Noir blend
30 months lees ageing

Very bright and clear with a fine, persistent bubbles and elegant mousse. Good autolytic character on nose: pronounced biscuit and brioche aromas. Palate is rich: buttery, peachy, toasty. Very dry too, with hint of candied fruit. Very long, finishes with a sherbet spritz.

Ideal for a wedding, this sparkling wine is almost Champagne like – high quality Brazilian bubbly!

Sorry, we’re currently out of stock but new vintage (2014 ) arrives February!

Sanjo Nobrese Sparkling Moscato NV


ABV: 7%

APPEARANCE:  Very pale yellow colour

AROMAS:  Floral and fresh with an attractive orange blossom and citrus scent

TASTE:  Sweet, with clean, fresh and fruity citrus notes. Light bodied, with soft mousse and a lingering finish. Highish level of acidity means that wine is not cloying or overly sweet

FOOD PAIRING:  Try as a digestif with meringues, chocolate, fruit salads or Christmas cake..

OVERALL:  Lovely light fizz for those with a sweet tooth!

£ 13.00 / bottle ( £ 78.00 / case x 6 ) previously £14.00 / bottle                                                



Sanjo Nobrese Sparkling Chardonnay NV


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Very pale yellow, with green highlights

AROMAS:  Candied and dried fruit overlaid with fresher apple notes

TASTE:  Clean and fresh with both apple and some more aromatic notes. More off-dry than dry. Light bodied and  easy-drinking with decent bubbles

FOOD PAIRING:  Serve with salads, seafood or white meat and fish dishes

OVERALL:  Fun, light and easy-drinking – the perfect Christmas or New Year party wine!

£ 15.00 / bottle ( £ 90.00 / case x 6 )

Sanjo Nubio Sauvignon Blanc 2014


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Very pale – almost ‘water white’ – lemon yellow

AROMAS: Complex and aromatic with mainly ‘green’ aromas: coriander, nettles, bell pepper and asparagus notes all apparent

TASTE: Ripe mango and passion fruit blends with grassier flavours; a slight spritz may also be noticeable. Dry, medium-full bodied, with highish acidity and a long persistent finish

FOOD PAIRING: Drink well chilled with sweet and sour or mildly spiced dishes

OVERALL:  Flavour packed Sauvignon Blanc, different and distinctive!

£ 17.00 / bottle  ( £ 102.00 / case x 6 )

Pizzato Fausto Chardonnay 2014


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE: Light green

AROMAS: Melon, peach, apricot with some more citric notes

TASTE: Unoaked, dry, medium-bodied with tropical fruits

FOOD PAIRING: Highly versatile – works well with salads, seafood, fish and white meats

OVERALL: Well made, straightforward 100% Chardonnay packing plenty of tropical fruit

£ 14.00 / bottle ( £ 84.00 / case x 6 ) Sorry, we’re currently out of stock. New vintage, 2017, arriving February!

Sanjo Nobrese Moscato NV


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Very pale yellow with greenish highlights

AROMAS: An intriguing medley of elderflower, lychee, peach – even grapefruit and mint!

TASTE: Dry to off dry, grapey, perfumed and medium bodied with just a hint of spiciness

FOOD PAIRING: Especially recommended with oriental dishes, e.g. Thai curries

OVERALL:  Highly aromatic and distinctive wine

£ 10.00 / bottle  ( £ 60.00 / case x 6 )

Sanjo Nubio Malbec 2013


ABV: 12%

APPEARANCE:  Medium purple-red

AROMAS: Attractive blend of blackberry, cherry, violets and oak, with touch of smokiness

TASTE:  Ripe cherry, plum and berry flavours; some coffee, mocha, vanilla and smoky notes. Smooth textured, light bodied but with a very pleasant lingering finish

FOOD PAIRING: Serve with ham, pâtés, chicken, risottos or lightly flavoured cheeses

OVERALL:  Unusually light for this varietal, our ‘lunchtime’ Malbec nonetheless delivers on all counts!

£ 15.00 / bottle  ( £ 90.00 / case x 6 )

Fausto Rosé 2013

12.5% Abv.

Produced 100% from Merlot.

Lovely deep russet pink colour. Fresh, strawberry nose with just a hint of caramel. Soft summer fruits on a dry palate. Easy drinking.

Drink young, either on its own or serve with seafood, fish or salads. Screwcap.



Sanjo Nubio Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Core is deep garnet, some ageing apparent on rim

AROMAS:  Cedar, eucalyptus and cassis, with hint of ‘pencil-shavings’ so typical of this varietal

TASTE:  Rich concentration of warm ripe cassis fruit, well integrated with tannins and acidity. Mature wine, full bodied, with a persistent finish

FOOD PAIRING: Ideal with steaks, roasts, curried dishes and strongly flavoured cheeses

OVERALL:  A mature, serious, ‘Bordeaux-style’ wine but with warmer, riper fruit

£ 19.00 / bottle  ( £ 114.00 / case x 6 )

Sanjo Maestrale Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Deep red-purple

AROMAS:  Warm, ripe blackcurrant with vanilla, cedar and traces of mint and fine spices

TASTE:  Highly concentrated blackcurrant and plum fruit, with some gamey or yeasty notes starting to appear. Oak, tannins, fruit and acidity in harmony; full-bodied, smooth-drinking and with delicious long finish

FOOD PAIRING: Ideally decant, serve with roast lamb, venison or duck

OVERALL:  Impressive Cab Sauv with great structure and potential for further ageing

£ 23.00 / bottle  ( £ 138.00 / case x 6 )

Made in Brasil voted Best Brazilian Restaurant


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


Campos de Cima Brut Champenoise 2012


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Very deep gold-green colour

AROMAS: Pronounced tropical notes, including mango and passion fruit

TASTE:  Palate is dry, soft and rounded. Tropical fruits to the fore but biscuit-brioche notes are discernible too. Fine bubbles and persistent long finish. No oak used

FOOD PAIRING:  A great aperitif but works well too with light chicken dishes, risottos or salads

OVERALL:  An outstanding Brazilian wine, the most rich and complex of all our Brut sparklers

£ 18.00 / bottle ( £ 108.00 / case x 6 ) 

Campos de Cima Extra Brut Champenoise 2012


ABV: 12.5%

APPEARANCE:  Very deep gold-green colour

AROMAS: Tropical fruits blended with yeasty, brioche notes

TASTE:  Full bodied but refreshing and dry, with ripe tropical fruits overlaying more mineral notes. Persistent fine mousse, fine bubbles and very long, lingering finish. Unoaked

FOOD PAIRING:  Pair with oysters, grilled fish and seafood in general

OVERALL:  Very high quality Trad method fizz, showing great complexity and finesse

£ 18.00 / bottle ( £ 108.00 / case x 6 ) 

Campos de Cima Viognier 2014

13 % Abv.

2015 Decanter Commended

An Unoaked blend of 90% Viognier & 10% Chardonnay.

Bright; light gold in colour with greeny reflexes. Lovely peachy apricot nose with hint of jasmine and acacia flowers. ‘Oily’ or ‘petrol’ character may also be present – typical of Viognier – but does not detract from wine. Clean and fresh palate with decent level of acidity. More ripe peach and stone fruit, and touch of white pepperiness also discernible. Medium bodied with good rounded mouthfeel and almost honeyed texture.

Drink within next year or so.

One of the most versatile South American white wines, this may be drunk chilled (8-10˚C) as an aperitif, or served with salads, light or mildly flavoured white meat or fish/seafood dishes.

Sorry but we’re currently out of stock. New vintage ( 2017 ) arrives February!

Plan your wine tour to Brazil!

Go Brazil Wines, in conjunction with specialist operator Bespoke Brazil have now officially launched its programme of wine tours to Brazil.

These tours are intended for small groups of enthusiasts, keen to explore not only Brazil’s most important vineyards but also some of the many and varied sightseeing highlights of this vast country.

A private English-speaking sommelier and driver are all included in the package, which can be tailored to suit individuals’ requirements. The UK press has already shown interest, with both London’s Metro and the Independent newspapers printing articles recently.

For more information please visit:

tel 01603 340680

Read full press release here : Brazilian Wine Tours Press Release

See press comment here :

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

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 .


Check out our new Easter arrivals!

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 )


Nubio Malbec 2013
Nobrese Sparkling Moscatel NV

Cave Geisse

Cave Geisse Rose Brut Traditional 2012


 Fausto Chardonnay 2014


Flavour Pop-Up Tastings in Bristol and Birmingham

Most professional tastings have a strong London-centric bias, so we were delighted to be invited to participate at two new events to be held in Bristol ( 14th October ) and Birmingham ( 21st October ). The organisers, Flavour Media, are aiming to bring independent importers face to face with an invited local audience – comprising mainly independent wholesalers, restaurateurs, sommeliers and F & B managers –in each city.

As well as a walk-around tasting, visitors and exhibitors are encouraged to take place in a ‘networking forum’, during which topics of interest to the trade will be discussed.

The format has already been tried and tested in Glasgow and Brighton, with participants reporting encouraging results.

For Go Brazil this is a great opportunity to enhance and extend our profile beyond the key London and the South East region.


Bristol 14th October: Riverstation, The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB  tel: 0117 914 4434

Birmingham 21st October: Vertu Bar, 25 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HH  tel: 0121 236 4653

For all other info:


Latin American Travel Association (LATA)

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.


New Viognier and Malbec take off at SITT!

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

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:

Our Brazilian Wine Tours featured in UK press

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:



We’re off to ProWein!

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:

Go Brazil’s packed programme for 2015

Another year, and another exciting programme of tastings and events to look forward to..

Now post-World Cup but pre-the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the spotlight on Brazil will continue in 2015 and here at Go Brazil Wines we will be participating at more events than ever before.

Please see below for the current list ( at January 2015 ). Updates and amendments will follow throughout the year:


  •  Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (‘SITT’) – Royal Horticultural Halls – London – Feb 25th  (trade only)
  • Flavour Pop-Up Tasting – Brighton – March 3rd ( venue TBC – trade only )
  • ProWein – Duesseldorf – Germany – March 15-17 th
  • Flavour Pop-Up Tasting – Bristol – April 14th   ( venue TBC – trade only )
  • IFE Food & Drink Show – Excel – London – March 22-25 th  ( TBC )
  • Expovinis – Sao Paulo – Brazil – April 22-24th
  • Flavour Pop-Up Tasting – Cambridge – April 28th ( venue TBC – trade only )
  • London International Wine Fair – Olympia – London – May 18-20th  ( trade only )
  • Taste of London – Regent’s Park – London – June 17-21st
  • Specialist Importers Trade Tasting ( ‘SITT’ ) – Royal Horticultural Halls – London – September  (trade only – dates TBC )
  • BBC Good Food Show – Olympia – London – November 13-15th


Nb. in conjunction with Bespoke Brazil we have also launched a series of wine tours to Brazil, which we will be promoting at other trade shows:

for example, the Destinations Travel Show, World Travel Market and Luxury Travel Show. See tour details here:

Crowds flock to BBC Good Food Show London!

It’s over for another year, but many thanks to all who visited our Go Brazil Wines stand at the BBC Good Food Show last weekend, 14-16th November.

The dismal weather outside didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of many and we were delighted to welcome both new and returning customers.. with even wine critic and broadcaster Oz Clarke finding the time to stop for a quick chat !

Go Brazil Wines featured too in the Tasting Theatre, hosted by BBC Saturday Kitchen’s Peter Richards MW and Susie Barrie: they presented our Campos de Cima Brut Champenoise 2011 in their  ‘ Off the Beaten Track – Delicious Discoveries’ session.

Downstairs, in the private IWSC wine experience area, this same fizz was also on show, alongside our Sanjo Nubio Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and the Pizzato Fausto Tannat 2010.

We look forward to catching up with everyone in 2015!


Three Wine Men back in London – Dec 6-7th

The Three Wine Men, aka Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin and Olly Smith, make a welcome return to London in the final event of this year’s roadshows, during the weekend of 6-7th December.

The Church House Conference Centre is handily placed opposite the Houses of Parliament, so ideal if you plan to take in some of the sights or do a spot of Christmas shopping after your tasting. Look out for Go Brazil’s wines – available to try and buy – on the Wines of Brasil stand.

Go Brazil Wines will be available to taste on the Wines of Brasil table.

More infos:

Join us on a Brazilian Wine Tour

Join us on one of our fully escorted, private tours to the wine regions of southern Brazil. Run by Go Brazil Wines in partnership with specialist agent, Bespoke Brazil, these tours will appeal to small groups of enthusiasts, keen to explore not only Brazil’s most important vineyards but also some of the many and varied sightseeing highlights of this vast country.

Visitors will meet privately with winemakers and their families, enjoy tastings of wine matched with the local cuisine, and have time of course to soak up the spectacular scenery of the Serra Gaúcha hills. The itinerary also takes in the more northerly, but equally stunning, state of Santa Catarina which is dotted with stunning waterfalls and mountain vistas.

Accommodation throughout is in luxury hotels.


For more information please visit:

tel 01603 340680

Read full press release here : Brazilian Wine Tours Press Release

See press comment here :




Brazilian wines at Autumn SITT

A fine array of Brazilian wines was presented recently at the Autumn edition of SITT, the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting.

Among the many labels supplied by Go Brazil two were highlighted:  the Campos de Cima Brut Champenoise 2011, a refreshing tropical sparkler from the far South West of Rio Grande do Sul, and the dry, still Sanjo Nobrese Moscato from the highlands of Santa Catarina state, with its intriguing aromas of lychee and elderflower.

Many thanks to all who attended the event, especially those who took the time to become better acquainted with Brazil!

See here for more info:

FIZZ, the sparkling wine show

The second edition of this sparkling wine only, but non Champagne, trade tasting takes place on October 23rd at  Church House, Westminster, in London.

In keeping with the favourable trade press that Brazilian sparklers have garnered in recent years, Go Brazil will be showing two of our favorites: first, the Amadeu Brut Champenoise from Geisse, Brazil’s only winery dedicated entirely to Methode Champenoise, and owned by renown Chilean winemaker Mario Geisse.

Second, and contrasting in many ways, the Extra Brut Champenoise 2011 from Campos de Cima, a family-run boutique winery located in the extreme South West of Brazil, close to the border with Argentina.

For those seeking an alternative or complement to Champagne, this is an ideal opportunity to taste and learn more.

Online details to follow.

FLIPSide Brazilian Festival back at Snape!

This feast of Brazilian culture returned to Snape Maltings in Suffolk for its second successive year (on  4-5th October), having thrilled audiences in 2013 with its eclectic line-up of singers, writers, dancers and artists.

Highlight of this year’s festival was a concert starring Bebel Gilberto, daughter of bossa nova icon Joao Gilberto, niece of Chico Buarque and stepdaughter of Astrud Gilberto. With this musical tradition in the family it is no surprise an internationally acclaimed singing career has followed, and fans at Snape were not disappointed as she performed a selection of moody, soulful and bossa-inspired hits from her latest album, ‘Tudo’, as well as several duets with fellow Brazilian singer, Adriana Calcanhotto.

Wines provided by Go Brazil Wines were available during the weekend, and we were delighted also to be one of the sponsors at the VIP party.

More info here:

PS. Why ‘FLIP’side ?   It refers to the ‘Festival Literària de Paraty’, a literary festival held annually in the beautiful old colonial town of Paraty, on the coast between Rio and Sao Paulo.


Dilma edges to victory in Brazilian election

President Dilma Rousseff won a narrow victory in the Brazilian presidential elections last month (October), fighting off a determined challenge from Aecio Neves of the centre right PSDB ( Social Democratic Party ) following what was an acrimonious and turbulent campaign.

The incumbent PT ( Workers Party ) therefore have a mandate to govern for another four years, albeit with 51.6% of valid votes cast, against the 48.4% recorded for Aecio in the second round vote held on October 26th.

The closest ever vote in Brazil’s democratic history means that the country is now effectively split, politically, with many observers now predicting a period of uncertainty.

The first round of the election on October 5th had proved inconclusive, with Dilma Rousseff of the PT winning 42% of the vote, thus failing to secure the 50.1% majority that would have allowed her to retain power immediately. Instead, Aecio Neves of the PSDB ( Social Democratic Party ) gained 34% of the first round votes, while the strongly fancied challenger, Marina Silva ( PSB – Brazilian Socialist Party ) managed 21%. Marina then decided to endorse Aecio, in an ‘anti-Dilma’ alliance, but this did not prove sufficient to oust her.





World Cup 2014 – Are You Stocked Up?!

Now approaching the ‘round of 16’, this is when the serious stuff really starts. With some big names, notably Spain and Italy both out (not to mention England) the competition is starting to hot up. It look as if the teams from the Americas might dominate, but the Netherlands and of course Germany cannot be discounted.

And Brazil still have home advantage…

For our general thoughts about the World Cup, please read here:

Our Insider’s Guide to the World Cup!



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