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FIFA World Cup Posters for 2014

27 Nov

FIFA has launched a series of 12 posters for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. One for each of the host cities. You can see them all HERE.

FIFA has also announced that the mascot for the 1014 World Cup will be called Fuleco, a fusion of the Portuguese words for football (futebol) and ecology (ecologia).

 

Fuleco – The 2014 Mascot

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“World Cup: The Guide” launched by Critical Divide

12 Jun

To mark the two year countdown to the start of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil on 12 June 2014, Critical Divide has announced the launch of the site World Cup: The Guide (www.worldcuptheguide.com), which will complement the company’s existing web site, Brazil the Guide (www.braziltheguide.com).

World Cup: The Guide will offer useful advice and tips for fans (and the teams) making plans to travel to Brazil to see the World Cup in 2014 or the Confederations Cup in 2013.

Critical Divide has also announced that it has another series of sites in development which will include Berlin the Guide (www.berlintheguide.com); Cannes the Guide (www.cannestheguide.com); Oscars the Guide (www.oscarstheguide.com) , and the already announced, Rio the Guide (www.riotheguide.com).

A taste of Brazil in London

3 May

The exciting and talented young Brazilian chef, Bel Coelho, has made a quick visit to London, along with one of Brazil’s leading sommeliers, Arthur Azevedo.

Bel and Arthur were in the UK to showcase the onboard catering of TAM Airlines. Bel is responsible for having developed over 800 different options and combinations of dishes to be served across the airline’s international services during 2012. To Arthur falls the responsibility of selecting the wines to compliment the new menus.

Bel Coelho, Sue Faithfull (TAM Airlines UK), Arthur Azevedo.

Bel is considered one the most exciting chefs of her generation in Brazil. Since cooking at home as a little girl, and then later working with major names from the global gastronomic scene, she has developed a special care for the ingredients she uses and for the visual presentation of the dishes. All of which has helped make her restaurant, Dui, one of São Paulo and South America’s very best and most sought after.

Bel says her menus offer passengers meals that are a well-balanced combination of functional, whole and organic ingredients, which are prepared to give nutrient-rich dishes with a feeling of lightness, well-being and satisfaction.

To match some of Bel’s more sophisticated dishes, Arthur has looked to source top-quality wines from different countries, focusing mainly on the most important wine making regions of Europe. The highlights include in First Class the white, Dr. Bürklin-Wolff Pechstein Grand Cru from Pfalz in Germany, and amongst the reds, La Croix Figeac (St. Émilion/Bordeaux/ France). For Business Class the selection includes the white wine Dr. Bürklin-Wolff Wachennheimer Altenburg Premier Cru and the red, Jean-Luc Thunevin Château Bel-Air-Ouÿ (St. Émilion/Bordeaux/France). Economy Class passengers have not been overlooked and the selection for long-haul flights includes two modern and affordable South American wines. The Callia Alta Malbec and the Callia Alta Chardonnay from San Juan in Argentina.

Executive Class selection

Arthur’s selection of wines has been picking up international awards for both him and TAM. Most recently Arthur and TAM won two of the top categories in Business Traveller’s prestigious “Cellars in the Sky” awards. The Brazilian airline received the award for best red wine served in First Class (Clos Canon 2008), and as the airline with the most improved First Class wine cellar.