A Look Inside the Un-Endangered Forest

Organic farming is a year-round job. Our team at the Novo Fogo distillery in the small town of Morretes spends most of the year working to grow healthy sugarcane. We till the fields, tend to young sugarcane, and do our best to keep the jungle from encroaching the cane...

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Why Cachaça Matters: A Novo Fogo Webinar Series

Want to deepen your knowledge about cachaça, Brazil’s national spirit? No plane tickets are necessary — you don’t even have to put on your pants. Join us for our three-part webinar series with Novo Fogo’s CEO, Dragos Axinte. Throughout the…

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Brazilian Sangria is a Perfect Party Punch

Sangria’s reputation can be admittedly polarizing. For some, it will conjure up sour memories of an overly-sweet concoction carelessly slung together to enliven a bottle of cheap wine, its random assortment of sliced fruit bobbing like flotsam in a pitcher of liquid...

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The Story Behind the Novo Fogo Tree

Although it may look like it was drawn from a Dr. Seuss story, the unusually-shaped tree at the center of our logo is actually an important symbol in southern Brazil. It is called an araucaria (ah-row-CAH-ree-ah), a.k.a. the pinheiro-do-Paraná, the Paraná pine. So how...

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How to Make Cachaça-Spiked Eggnog from Scratch

Scratch eggnog is not a cocktail — it is a baking project. So take heed mixologists, you are now in the baker’s world. You may no longer improvise, you will require extra tools, and the techniques are different than the usual tricks of the bar. But worry not, you…

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How to Make Cachaça-Spiked Eggnog the Easy Way

Eggnog is a delightful holiday drink, and the effort required to enjoy it represents quite a spectrum. But on that spectrum, somewhere between sweating into a bowl of bespoke eggnog tediously made from scratch and taking home a plastic jug of…

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Novo Fogo by the Book: Shrubs

Even though we are big advocates of green living — and even once jokingly advertised a kale-flavored cachaça — when we say that Novo Fogo and shrubs pair wonderfully together, we’re not talking about bushy plants. We’re talking about the drinks known as shrubs that are coming back into style as…

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The Novo Fogo Bartenders’ Soccer Cup 2015

Like a quality bottle of Barrel-Aged Cachaça, the Novo Fogo Bartenders’ Soccer Cup just keeps getting better with time. This year during Portland Cocktail Week, our annual indoor soccer tournament for bartenders featured the most impressive play to date…

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Novo Fogo Miles at Tales of the Cocktail 2015

Our second annual Novo Fogo Miles 5K “Dash of Balance” during Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans was a great success. We encouraged Talers to start their day with an energizing run through the streets of the French Quarter and along the Mississipp…

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Novo Fogo Leaps Forward with Distillery Acquisition

The Novo Fogo brand was launched in 2010, after founders Dragos and Emily Axinte scoured Brazil for a distillery that produced organic cachaça with a keen eye towards sustainability. To their delight, they discovered a cutting-edge, zero-waste…

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Novo Fogo’s Special Release Cachaças for 2015

It is a good year for aged cachaça! We’re proud to announce that we’re expanding our line of barrel-aged cachaças with four new Special Release expressions for 2015. Why? It’s our mission to share Brazil’s best cachaças with the outside world to illustrate…

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