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Three Caipirinhas to Drink During the Olympics

Three Caipirinhas to Drink During the Olympics

The whole world will diving into the 2016 Summer Olympics tonight as the games kick off with the Opening Ceremony. For better or worse, the next few weeks in Rio will be interesting to watch. We’re hoping for the best, but to hedge our bets, we’ll be drinking copious amounts…read more →

Avua Cachaca Review

Avua Cachaca Review

Cachaça is the national spirit of Brazil and the chief ingredient in a Caipirinha, so it’s certainly worth knowing. But until recently, the spirit was misclassified in the United States as “Brazilian Rum.” This resulted in some consumer confusion, but it also marginalized cachaça. Thankfully, that changed in 2013, so…read more →

Sagatiba Pura Cachaca Review

Sagatiba Pura Cachaca Review

Cachaca is the national liquor of Brazil, the base for Caipirinha cocktails and just generally delicious. It’s a sugarcane spirit akin to Brazilian rum, but whereas rum is typically made from molasses, cachaça is distilled from fresh-pressed sugarcane juice. Anyway, it’s good stuff, and we’ve got a bottle right here…read more →

CanaRio Cachaca Review

CanaRio Cachaca Review

Cachaça: it’s the national spirit of Brazil, the all-important base of the Caipirinha and a relative to rum. And today, we’ve got a bottle of CanaRio Cachaça sitting on our desk. CanaRio hails from — you guessed it — Rio. It’s produced at Fazenda Soledade, a Brazilian family enterprise that’s…read more →

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Announces Winners

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Announces Winners

Recently 30 booze experts tasted 1,024 premium spirits for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  Entries represented 58 countries and six continents.  Some winners are noted below. Premium Awards Distillery of the Year – Glenmorangie Distillery Importer of the Year – Moët Hennessy USA Best in Show, White – Trago…read more →

The Caipirinha: Brazil’s National Cocktail

The Caipirinha: Brazil’s National Cocktail

Composed of cachaça, limes and sugar, the Caipirinha (pronounced kie-purr-REEN-yah) is Brazil’s national cocktail.  Cachaça is the most commonly distilled alcohol in Brazil, and is often referred to as “Brazilian rum.”  But unlike rum, which is distilled from the sugar byproduct, molasses, cachaça is distilled from fermented sugar cane juice.…read more →