Jess Lander

Freelance wine, food & travel writer based in Napa Valley, CA. Will write for wine. 

AFAR Media

The Next Great Bubbly Comes From Brazil

Head to South America for world-class sparkling wine and some of the best Italian food outside of Italy. The Southern Hemisphere is world-renowned for its wines from Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. But Brazil—famous for Ipanema and Copacabana, not malbec and sauvignon blanc—remains a quiet underdog, despite the fact that it’s the fifth-largest wine producer in the Southern Hemisphere (ahead of New Zealand).