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August 06, 2011


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Hello Phil, my name is Felipe and I agree with you: The World Cup is our chance to make cachaça a world class destillate. I want to invite you to see our work in Mapa da Cachaça (www.mapadacachaca.com.br and guia.mapadacachaca.com.br). All the best

Very nice Blog you have! I am from Rio de Janeiro too, and I have assembled a blog on Caipirinha to teach some friends how to prepare one. However I notice during my "research" that in YouTube you can find lots of recipes of caipirinhas. I posted several of that videos in my blog with comments if that videos is a fair way of preparing caipirinha. In fact my blog found several interesting crazy ways people use to prepare caipirinha and several variations, some ok and some really amazing. I hope you check there!

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About Cachaçagora

  • Hi. My name is Phil Gomes. By day, I work at a public relations firm as its senior vice president of digital integration. I'm a proud SF East Bay native who currently lives in Chicago.

    I was introduced to cachaça by my wife, a Carioca. Her mom, in turn, is the president of the Confraria de Cachaça do Copo Furado, a group that meets monthly to talk about Brazil's indigenous spirit. I participated in one of their meetings when I vacationed in Rio in July 2008.

    This started me thinking about the basic question of whether cachaça in the U.S. is today where, say, tequila was some decades ago.

    So I decided to start this blog as a means to record and share the cachaça-related items I've been seeing day-to-day. I hope to be sharing recipes, impressions, and random thoughts as the U.S. continues to catch on to the potential for this particular spirit.

    Oh... The name? "Cachaçagora" is a portmanteau of "Cachaça" and "agora", which is the Portuguese word for "now". In Greek, "agora" also means public square. I hope to meet the expectations of both.


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