Wines of Brazil

A tutored tasting of Wines of Brazil with Nicholas Corfe of Go Brazil will be held at the Masonic Hall in Harrogate on Thursday 7 September 2017



“Here at Go Brazil we have been working hard for more than seven years to raise the awareness of Brazilian wine, and continue to be the only specialist UK importer to do so. Nonetheless, despite the welcome boost provided by the FIFA World Cup and Rio Olympics, for many here the wines of Brazil remain something of a novelty. Our strategy has been to introduce wines which are genuinely different from the mainstream, that stand out for the right reasons and which have an interesting story to tell. Earlier this year, for example, we launched a range from a winery called ‘Don Guerino’, a small family producer from northeast Italy whose arrival in Brazil dates back to 1879 and whose current winemaker studied in Mendoza. Their single varietal Teroldego – a grape native to their original homeland – has been very well received in the UK. Although active in the independent trade, Go Brazil is focusing increasingly on presenting our wines directly to the public.  Whether at wine fairs ( see list below ), wine societies or wine schools, we are finding an open-minded and appreciative audience who are readily willing to try something ‘new’. If you and your Society would be interested in a Brazilian tasting, tutored or otherwise, I look forward to hearing from you.” – Nicholas Corfe, Go Brazil, 22 May 2017

Tickets are on sale at £35 for HMWS members & £40 for guests, inclusive of a two course supper and wines. A £15 deposit needs to be paid at reservation. Maximum 30 places


  • 6.30 pm: Doors open. Welcome drink
  • 7.00 pm: Tasting of 8 wines. Powerpoint presentation
  • 8.45 pm: Two course supper with a glass of wine
  • 10.00 pm: Carriages

Torres Chile Cordillera Brut Blanc de Noir from Curico Valley will be served on arrival. Curico was the wine region of choice for Miguel Torres when he began his foray into Chilean wine in 1979. The region’s soils are derived from limestone and volcanic rock from the Andes and have been deposited in the valley over time by the rivers (alluvial) as well as by gravity (colluvial).

Supper Menu

Pan roasted breast of duck, fondant potato and Cointreau reduction
(fish/vegetarian option available)
(La Rioja Alta Vina Arana 2009)
Vanilla panna cotta and rhubarb compote
Tea/Coffee & mints

Tasting Only (£20 pp. 2 places)


  1. Bent, Gail
  2. Benson, R
  3. Beer, Malcolm
  4. Beer, Joan
  5. Booth, Jill
  6. Dias, Bernard
  7. Dias, Ramani
  8. Greenwood, J
  9. Guthrie, A
  10. Jos 1
  11. Jos 2
  12. Lee,T
  13. Lyles, J
  14. Morris, D
  15. Murphy, P
  16. Murphy, C
  17. Owen, G
  18. Shore, J
  19. Shore, P
  20. Stanier, T
  21. Stewart, A
  22. Stewart, E
  23. Trewhella, J
  24. Wood, C
  25. Wilson, L
  26. Wilson, M

(Non-meat eaters: 2)

 Further Reading

  1. Wines of Brazil
  2. Brazil – Wine Regions by Jancis Robinson MW
  3. Brazilian Wine Regions – Winesearcher
  4. Five of the Best Brazilian Wines – Financial Times
  5. Why Brazil is on the Wine Radar by Victoria Moore in the Telegraph
  6. An Interview With Nicholas Corfe

Last updated 20 August