Confession: I’ve never had a wine from Brazil, let alone a Brazilian sparkling wine. But, thanks to a blogger event sponsored by Snooth, I am off to New York for a weekend of seminars, as well as to attend the People’s Voice Wine Awards Grand Tasting. Besides getting to know the wines of Brazil, I’ll be focusing on wines from:
- Scarpa (a producer in Piedmont, Italy)
- Ribera del Duero
- Italy (white wines)
- South Africa
But as a sparkling wine fan(atic), I have to say that Brazil caught my eye. Here’s what my program has to say:
Brazil is a new player in the U.S. wine marketplace. But with a history reaching back to the mid 19th century and deep Italian roots, the Brazilian wine industry actually has many parallels with that of California. Terroir and climate, on the other hand, make for drastically different wines. Brazil excels with Sparkling wines, Moscato and Method Champenoise in particular, steely Chardonnay, and ripe, yet focused Merlot—wines that are ready to make a statement.
Flatiron image courtesy Recuerdos de Pandora.