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ExpoVinis Brasil 21st edition


Luis Gutiérrez, of The Wine Advocate magazine – of the critic Robert Parker – comes to the country exclusively to give lecture at Forum ExpoVinis.

Between June 6 and 8, 2017, São Paulo (SP) will host the 21st edition of ExpoVinis Brasil, considered the main meeting of wines in Latin America, with more than 400 exhibiting brands. They are red, white, rosé and sparkling, with three days of intense programming for professionals and drinkers. In addition to tastings, the fair promotes business roundtables, lectures and special events, conducted by professionals who are a reference in the market.

Brazil, Chile, Portugal and Argentina are some of the countries that have already confirmed their presence at ExpoVinis, where they will present their trends in consumption and production. Important associations, such as the Brazilian Wine Institute (Ibravin) and Wines of Chile, will organize the participation of wineries representing their terroirs. The visitor will be able to make a true return to the world of wine through their glasses, as well as close deals with some of the main players in the segment.

Forum ExpoVinis

The first two days of ExpoVinis Brasil will be dedicated to the discussion of current events in wine production and marketing. To do so, it will bring renowned international critic Luis Gutiérrez (photo), who is part of the group of tasters of the magazine The Wine Advocate, signed by Robert Parker, maximum reference in the world of wine.

On June 6, Tuesday, Luis Gutiérrez speaks on the theme ‘The Rumors of the World Wine Industry in the Post-Robert Parker Era – How will the scoring scales and their influence on the wine market in Brazil be reconfigured’. Also will be discussed by market experts ‘Organic Wines and Biodynamic Production’, the ‘Trends and Perspectives of Chilean Wine’ and ‘The Diversity of Brazilian Wine Regions’.

On Wednesday, June 7, the Fórum ExpoVinis will be dedicated to importers, restaurants and retailers. Ari Gorenstein, CEO of the online store Evino, will address ‘E-Commerce in the Wine Sector and Loyalty Programs’. With focus on restaurants, ‘Innovation in Wine Chart Composition – How Great Sommeliers Compose Their Letters’ is the theme of the sommeliers John Pichetti’s lecture, restaurant D.O.M., and Thiago Locatelli, Varanda Grill.

Jorge Lucki, consultant at ExpoVinis Brazil and one of the most renowned wine columnists in the country, will talk about ‘Harmonizations of classic and daring wines’. Then, the sommelier Gabriela Bigarelli presents the theme ‘Improving the Relationship with Importers – Price and Tax Management’. ‘Trends in Wine Bar Allied to Good Food’ is the talk of Rafael Ilan, a member of the Bardega Wine Bar.

The Fórum ExpoVinis will conclude with the discussions on wine retail: how to work wine in a scenario of economic instability, portfolio diversification, how to increase retail profitability through direct import and the price ratio of imported and national wines.

The complete grid with the schedules and all themes will be announced shortly in

Chile leads the imported wine market in Brazil



The Brazilians increased the consumption of Chilean wines in 2016 and again Chile closed the year leading freely the ranking of imported wines in Brazil. This is what International Consulting recently points out: Last year, growth in relation to 2015 was 14% in value and 18% in volume, representing a market share of 44% in value and 48% in volume, more than double of Argentina, which holds 16%.

 Wines of Chile, the association that represents the Chilean wine industry, operates in Brazil with participation in some of the major wine events, as well as its own activities, such as the long awaited Tasting Wines of Chile in São Paulo, one of the most important events of the national wine calendar.

In 2017 the activities begin with the participation in ExpoVinis Brasil, the main wine fair in Latin America that takes place in São Paulo from June 6th to 9th. To introduce visitors to the news of one of the most diversified terroirs in the world, WOC will bring the trends and highlights of the wineries: Alto Quilipin, Aresti, Bouchon Family Wines, Doña Javiera, La Ronciere, MontGras, Pérez Cruz, Sur Valles Wine Group and Sutil Family Wines.

 “The activities carried out by Wines of Chile in Brazil have as main objective to present the diversity of terroirs, valleys, grapes and techniques of the wine industry in Chile. The high quality and variety of our labels are validated by the Brazilian consumer, who year after year has appreciated Chilean wines more and more “, summarizes Angelica Valenzuela, commercial director of Wines of Chile, who will come to São Paulo especially for the event.

Miolo presents exclusive line at Prowein 2017

The Miolo winery has prepared an exclusive launch for its participation in Prowein 2017, one of the world’s leading wine fairs, which takes place from March 19-21 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

During the event, aimed at professionals in the segment, will be presented the Seival line, created especially for the external market. The wines are already marketed in the United States and China and will be presented for the first time in Europe.

In the versions Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tannat, Pinotage, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc Seival wines have labels developed exclusively for the international line, directed to the entrants in the world of wine, because the products are light, uncomplicated and of excellent cost per benefit.

 “We are confident that Seival’s presentation at Prowein will bring excellent business to Miolo in Europe, where our products are already recognized and widely consumed. Adapting the wines to the international market is a strategic decision that considers the particularities and preferences of the consumers of other countries. This perception and identification is a result of the successful work of our export sector, which is in constant contact with consumption trends abroad, “summarizes Adriano Miolo, the group’s superintendent.

Successful in Europe, especially in France, the sparkling Miolo Cuvée Tradition will also be featured in the brand space at Prowein. The focus will be the Miolo Cuvée Tradition Brut, which in 2016 was the most popular national sparkling wine in Paris. This great achievement has given rise to an unprecedented international campaign: a lot of the sparkling wine now rests in a submerged basement in the sea of the Bretagne region of France, from where it will be removed in the second half of 2017 and marketed in a special and limited edition In Brazil and in Europe.


Espumante do mar: Miolo is the first Brazilian winemaker to immerse bottles in underwater cave

unnamedSubmerged sparkling wines have 10 times more molecular compounds than those aged by the traditional method. Richer and floral flavor and clear notes of butter and nuts were also observed.

To celebrate the successful sales of the Miolo Cuvée Tradition Brut sparkling wine on French soil, Miolo Group bets on a unique system of aging and stabilization of the product: the immersion of bottles in underwater cellars.

Just over two months ago, a lot of sparkling wine celebrated in the foreign market was immersed in the sea of the province of Bretagne, France in the North Atlantic.

The whole operation was carried out in underwater cellars, creating ideal conditions, not only to age, but also to confer unique characteristics to the wines submitted to this process.

Strategically immersed in the island of Ouessant, in the region known as Baie du Stiff, bottles of Miolo Cuvée Tradition Brut are in contact with sea temperatures (between 11 and 13 ° C) and air (8 to 10 ° C) Besides receiving the beneficent influences of the constant and gentle sea agitation.

According to Adriano Miolo the surprising effects resulting from the conditions of conservation of the bottles are observed in laboratory tests and tastings frequently performed to accompany the ripening of the beverage submitted to the immersion process. “In a mass spectrometry analysis, for example, a submerged foamer presented 10 times more molecular compounds than those aged by the traditional method. These compounds are responsible for the formation of the aromas and the complexity of the wine. ”

ffdsfdsfStill according to Adriano Miolo, in blind tastings conducted by specialists in the area, the results brought some relevant highlights to affirm the quality of the process: the sparkling wines present a richer and more floral flavor, they acquire complexity without losing the freshness perceiving itself, also, clear notes of butter and nuts.

The bottles of Miolo Cuvée Tradition Brut are arranged horizontally in a special container and will stand for one year in the submerged cellar. The sparkling wines will be removed from the sea in November this year and marketed in Brazil and France in a special edition.

The Miolo Cuvée Tradition Brut is made in the Vale dos Vinhedos (RS) with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes by the Traditional Method (with fermentation in the bottle itself).

Brazil is among the best wine producers in the world

Steven Spurrier no Panorama dos Espumantes do Hemisfério Sul. Foto: Janice Prado/Ibravin

Steven Spurrier no Panorama dos Espumantes do Hemisfério Sul. Foto: Janice Prado/Ibravin

The World Association of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (WAWWJ) last ocober 2015 has published a list of the 10 best wines in the world, two of them are Brazilian. In addition, extending the list to the 100 best wines, two more Brazilians appear.

The national products chosen were:

– 8th place: Marcus James Sparkling Brut, from the winery Aurora;

– 9th place: Garibaldi Prosecco Brut sparkling wine from Cooperativa Vinícola Garibaldi;

– 39th place: Aurora Sparkling Chardonnay Brut, from Aurora winery;

– 52nd place: Garibaldi Sparkling Moscatel, from Cooperativa Vinícola Garibaldi.

The list was made up of 74 world drinks contests, such as the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and the International Wine Challenge. Drink scores varied according to the relative importance of the contest and the position of each label. 650 thousand drinks were evaluated.

Foto: Janice Prado/Ibravin

Foto: Janice Prado/Ibravin

The Brazilian brands divide the space with famous Australian, French and Spanish labels. The first on the list is Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires Millesime 1995, by French Vranken Pommery Monopole Heidsieck.

In second and third place, there were two Spaniards: Pedro Ximenez Selection of Robles 1927, of Bodegas Robles, followed by Bioca Godello 2013, of Bodegas María Teresa Nuñez Vega.

Among the top ten, three labels are French, two are Spanish, two from Brazil, two from Australia and one from the USA.

In the ranking of the best wine producing countries, Brazil appears in 13th place among 62 nations.

Ahead were: USA, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Portugal, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Germany and Canada.

Rio Bravo, “Espumante” from Brazil

quemsomos_img_2We are in in Serra Gaucha in the south of Brazil a region renowned for its excellent wines and natural beauty.

The history of the Mioranza Winery begins in 1964, when the Italian family Mioranza begins with the cultivation of vines in the town Flores da Cunha town.

Achieving excellence in winemaking was the focus of Vinícola Mioranza not only having the best grapes, climate and soil but also relying on the tradition of its ancestors combined with modern processes and equipment for the perfect winemaking.

Over the years, Mioranza underwent several stages of improvement. The grape production is almost entirely in its own vineyards.

Investment in advanced technology, which includes equipment used in cultivation, modern analysis techniques and product storage, is also a factor that adds even more quality. In each bottle of wine there is a bit of its history, making all the wines have their characteristic so unique and striking.

In a region with excellent climate, soil and grapes, could only be born special wines.

produto_8625874We tasted Rio Bravo brand dedicated to sparkling wines.

Rio Bravo is the brand that characterizes sparkling wines that mixes the elegance of the best sparkling wines in the world with the lightness and relaxation of the Brazilian way of life.

Elaboration from fine grapes by the Charmat method, where the fermentation occurs in autoclaves with temperature and pressure control.


Rio Bravo Brut

This sparkling wine is made with a mixture of fine grapes Chardonnay, Riesling Italic and Pinot Noir, which give floral and fruit aromas, structure and body.

It Is straw yellow coloration with greenish reflections, clear visual appearance. The nose is fruity with scents of pineapple, green apple and pear. In the mouth is soft and with good freshness. It has balanced acidity and a surprising aftertaste.

Perfect with red meat or with cakes..produto_1486775


Rio Bravo Moscatel

This “Espumante” is made by a mixture of fine grapes Moscato, Giallo and Alexandria, which give floral and fruit aromas, structure and body to the sparkling wine. It appears very straw yellow with scent of fruits such as peach, vanilla, flowers and spices. It is very fresh in the mouth. Perfect with fish, shellfish and white meat.

Rio Bravo Demi-sec

produto_1941156The Demi-Sec basically is a mixture of grapes Chardonnay, Riesling Itálico and Pinot Noir.

The aroma is composed of fruits like apricot, prune and candied fruits.

It is fresh and soft with balanced acidity and pleasant aftertaste. Ideal with spaghetti  and grilled chicken.


Sinuelo winery. Brazilian wine … Italian heart

3a5234f23458ca0889a06a728fc5ca57 Since 1883, the Molon family settled in southern Brazil in the Serra Gaucha coming from the distant city of Arzignano in Veneto, from the very beginning has been dedicated to viticulture and the art of wine. From father to son, the raisin techniques were transmitted, understood and improved.

The search for superior products begins in the vineyards. All varieties grown from Molon brothers imported from Italy, were free of viruses and perfect in their composition. Including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling and Moscato Giallo.

capturefggMoreover, the winery adopts the espalier system in its vineyards, which allows a better insolation of the clusters and results in a high standard of harvested grapes. It favors quality over quantity, which ensures a differentiated end product of excellence.
The Sinuelo winery began its activities in San Marcos in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in 1963 and has 12 hectares of its own vineyards.

The land has a northern front, with the presence of an adequate sunshine in the morning and in the afternoon.

We tasted:

Mistela Moscato giallo

0ba5ad30b23c223dffe7c9be072d1e26This wine comes from Moscato Giallo grapes from Italy and rigorously selected. The Mistela is aged for a long time and therefore has a high natural sugar content of ripe fruit harvested.

It shows a golden glow, the yellow highlights. Its aroma has a strong intensity, reminiscent of flowers, honey, ripe fruit, raisins and toasted something. The palate is equally rich, balanced, very elegant, sweet but fresh at the same time. It has a flavor reminiscent of the caramel is very complex and persistent.

Perfect in accompanying fine desserts with almonds, walnuts and chestnuts. It is a perfect end to the meal, even as a digestive.

Spumante brut metodo champenoise


Made from Chardonnay grapes (85%) and Riesling (15%), this sparkling wine has a light yellow color, intense and bead up, with creamy foam and persistent crown.

The scent reminds toast, jasmine, ripe fruit syrup, and pineapple.
In the mouth it has intense flavor is pleasantly cool, persistent and balanced.

It matches perfectly with white sauce penne, shrimp skewers, seafood, lobster, and grilled salmon.



Sinuelo prime

28316e8d6879364d385a5f19371f093fFrom south of Brazil in the Serra Gaucha comes Sinuelo Prime wine made up of a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) and Merlot (13%).

Sinuelo Prime is a limited edition with numbered bottles. It is definitely a remarkable complexity and evolved wine, fruity, ripe blackberry with hints of spice, chocolate and coffee.

The color is of an intense ruby-red. The palate, with ripe tannins has a pleasant balance between alcohol and acidity. It has also good body and persistence.
In the kitchen, it goes very well with pasta with a strong sauce and game meat.

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