Cachaca – part of Brazilian culture

Posted on July 15, 2014 • Filed under: Brazil, Culture reported… For some people, a couple of caipirinhas, the powerful Brazilian cocktail, are just what is needed to take the edge off the stress of a hard day’s work.

But for others, including more than a few visitors to this year’s soccer World Cup, even a single caipirinha (pronounced kai-per-REEN-ya) will leave them with a monster hangover.

Luiz Otavio Goncalves, 72, wants to change that.

Goncalves is one of the country’s boutique producers of “cachaça” – the powerful sugar-cane liquor that is the main ingredient – some would say “poison” – in a caipirinha. Read Article

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