Brazil - a few wine facts
27 Apr 2011 by Julia Harding MW
See also my impressions of Brazil and detailed tasting notes part 1 (producers A to M) and, to be published tomorrow, part 2 (producers L to V) . Brazil is huge: 8,514,876 km2, the fifth-largest country in the world by geographical area, with a population of 191,790,900, and the largest country in South America. Plenty of scope for selling wine, one might think. But the average per capita consumption of all types of wine is just 2 litres per person, down to 1 litre when it comes to so-called 'fine wine', ie wine made from Vitis vinifera grape varieties such as Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is...

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