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).