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Debra Meiburg rounds off Brazilian wine’s China tour

Hong Kong’s wine enthusiasts and buyers were treated to a brief introduction to Brazilian wine by Debra Meiburg MW.

The Californian, one of only 300 people to hold the title Master of Wine, gave the small audience a brief introduction to Brazil’s five main winemaking regions, their terrain, climate and typical grape varieties.

Her introduction complemented a tasting on 14 September, which featured five Brazilian wineries. The invitation-only event, designed to introduce Chinese consumers to the little-known world of Brazilian wine. Organized by Ibravin, the Brazilian Wine Institute, ApexBrazil, a trade promotion agency and the Department of Development and Investment Promotion.

The four-city tour, which took in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou before arriving in Hong Kong, featured wineries from a variety of regions, from Vinícola Aurora in Serra Gaúcha, one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the country, to Casa Valduga, also in the south of the country; the boutique winery Lidio Carraro; Miolo, whose wineries span four of the country’s wine-producing regions; and Vinícola Salton, the first winery to be established in Brazil, in 1910.

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