Tag: Brazil

Drinking in Brazil: Batidas, ice cold beers and good times

There’s a lot going on in Brazil. It’s one of the growing economic powerhouses of the world, it will host the Soccer World Cup in 2014 and then the big one, the Olympic games, will spread out across the country in 2016.

Not that Brazilians need much excuse to celebrate — they’ve kind of cornered the market in having a good time.

Tales from the Humidor: The non-Cuban Revolution

“It doesn’t have to be Cuban to be good,” declares Norman Stein, owner of one of Sydney’s finest cigar shops ‘Bogart’s House of Fine Cigars’. ” Increasingly cigar makers based in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras and Brazil are producing cigars of similar, if not better quality, than those coming out of Cuba.”