RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The time when only Rio Grande do Sul state produced wines is gone. First, the neighboring Santa Catarina state began to make whites and reds, taking advantage of the cold climate of its mountainous areas inland.
But what we saw, especially in the last decade, was the emergence of wineries in different areas of Brazil, especially in the states of São Paulo (especially in the high-altitude region of Serra da Mantiqueira), Minas Gerais, Goiás, and the border between Bahia and Pernambuco.
The technique called inverted or double pruning, in which the vine is . . .