|Miolo's sparkling wine|
Each time I see David, I'm reminded of his passion for and pride in Brazil; he really does care about promoting all that's good about the country and is keen to use Cabana as a hub for Brazilian businesses in the UK to get together. On Tuesday night, as well as Miolo, he gave the charity Action for Brazil's Children Trust (ABC) a platform to talk about their work and projects, and travel writer Jane Egginton the chance to publicise her new book on Brazil. The event was well-attended and I met Virgilio Guimaraes from the Brazilian Embassy, who told me, amongst other things (we did discuss important stuff, too), that Brazil produces very good wines but the cost price prevents the wines from being competitive. Apparently, most vineyards are small, family-run businesses who struggle to compete with the volumes of Chilean wines. I did some digging and found other Brazilian wines that are supposed to be very good: Lidio Carraro and Casa Valduga.