Brazilian wine is awful. Should I attempt to drink it anyway?


Wine, as egregiously served to Tipsy Pilgrim in a boteco (dive bar) in Rio.
Wine, as egregiously served to Tipsy Pilgrim in a boteco (dive bar) in Rio.
Wine, as egregiously served to Tipsy Pilgrim in a boteco (dive bar) in Rio.

Easy answer: No.

Ff you’re in Brazil, you can’t even drink the stuff imported from proper wine countries like Chile or Argentina; upon crossing the Brazilian border it undergoes a mysterious process wherein it is rendered undrinkable (presumably, customs procedure involves leaving the bottles out to bake for a few years in the sun).

Opt instead for Brazilian beer (also awful, but thirst-quenching) or caipirinhas (excellent).

2 Comments

  1. February 1, 2014
    Reply

    Just to be clear… You can’t go to a Bar (buteco) and expect good wine.. try a good restaurant, or an “adega”, you moron!
    And this bullshit about opening wine and be exposed to the sun is ridiculous!!! Honestly, i don’t know, but it seems to me that you think that US wine is good… and if it’s true, thats the problem… XD

  2. February 1, 2014
    Reply

    Ok, That is BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!! Who is the stupid that said it?

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