Since 2010 Go Brazil has specialised in importing and distributing wines of Brazil and now, as we approach our sixth anniversary, we continue to be the only UK company to do so. Our portfolio showcases modern Brazilian wine-making, with a wide range of wine styles, producers and regions all represented.
Based in Ipswich, Suffolk, we store our wines and spirits from Brazil at a bonded warehouse in London, providing a convenient collection point for trade customers supplying restaurants and other outlets in London, East Anglia and the South East. To order our wines, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Brazil ?
Well, first up, we love the country and above all, the warmth and enthusiasm of its people. Second, we have a passion for wine and want to bring the best Brazilian wine to our UK shores. And thirdly…we do love a challenge!
Our Brazilian wine-related services include:
– Tours of the key Brazilian wineries and wine-producing regions Read more here:
– Hosting wine tastings for clubs, societies, companies, private parties and other groups
– Supply weddings, corporate events and themed parties
– Supply the UK and European wine trade
– Supply direct to UK consumers > Here
We also work in non-wine related areas:
– Importing ‘Q’ – a branded fine dark chocolate from Rio de Janeiro ( available in Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason )
– Assisting and advising UK & European companies who wish to do business in Brazil, and vice-versa.
So does Brazil really produce wine ?
The answer to the question we are most often asked is, simply, yes. Brazil’s commercial wine-making heritage can be traced back at least 140 years, to when the first of many Italian emigrants arrived in the south of the country and started putting their existing wine-making skills to good use.
The modern Brazilian wine industry still retains a distinctly Italian feel, as many descendants of those original settlers remain involved, sometimes in wineries still bearing the family name.
Now, in 2015, Brazil has a growing reputation for its wines, many of which have won international awards. The 2014 FIFA World Cup gave the category a welcome boost, with the result that several UK supermarkets and a host of independent merchants have started to stock Brazilian wines. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio should provide another fillip, as more consumers dip their toe in the water and awareness of Brazilian wine increases further.
Brazil’s a tropical country – surely it isn’t possible to grow grapes there?
Actually, yes it is! Around 90% of Brazil’s vineyards are situated in the far south of the country. The region, which borders both Argentina and Uruguay, comprises the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. Although technically sub-tropical, it is relatively cool compared with the rest of the country, with fog, frosts and rain all commonplace. Indeed, snow is a regular visitor to the uplands of Santa Catarina, the coldest state, where the highest peak reaches 1827m ( >6000’ )!
These temperate conditions favour the production of sparkling wine – for which Brazil has a growing reputation – but both red and white grapes intended for the production of still wines benefit from a long growing season and generally hot summers.
One oddity is the vineyards of northeast Brazil, situated alongside the banks of the River Sao Francisco on the border of the states of Pernambuco and Bahia: here, due to the latitude below the Equator being just 8-9C, there are no seasons and – thanks to constant irrigation – the vines produce at least two harvests per year! Read more here.
Go Brazil Wines and Spirits – View our current range of wines from Brazil here.