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Curriculum - Carlos Arruda


Carlos Araújo Arruda


Belo Horizonte - MG - BRAZIL - 1950


Wine Consultor and Teacher
Content Editor and Writer in Wine
Web Designer




Wine Consulting and Teaching at Organização Verdemar wine importer and retailer since December / 2009
   Support for wine imports from 9 countries performing tastings, reports and counsel for purchase
   Support for sales analyse in order to target for new products and adjust quantities
   Continued formation for the Sommelier team with tastings, classes and sales orientation
   Performing of wine classes and wine dinners for clients regarding European and New World Wines
   Visiting of main international wine fairs in Europe to interact with producers and choose wines
   Production of tech sheets of the 1200-reference wine mix for team consulting

Participation as judge at Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition- Greece - mars / 2012

Invited Expert at the final tasting session of 17ª Avaliação do Vinho Brasileiro em Bento Gonçalves - september / 2009

Colunist at Jornal Vinho & Cia FROM august / 2008 TO december / 2015

Wine Teacher in Basic, Intermediate and Advanced at Academia do Vinho since 2001

Participation as judge at 5º Concurso do Espumante Fino Brasileiro at Garibaldi - september / 2007

Training workshops for sommeliers at Casa Rio Verde (Belo Horizonte) - setembro / 2006 to novembro / 2007

Participation as judge at the 14ª Avaliação Nacional de Vinhos at Bento Gonçalves / 2006 promoted by ABE

Teacher at Sommelier Formation at ABS-Minas - 2005

Teacher for Oenology in Gastronomia Formation at Faculdade Estácio de Sá - Belo Horizonte - 2005

Participation as judge at 2º Concurso de Vinhos at Farroupilha - Brazil - 2004

Editor of the book O Mapa do Tesouro, published by Academia do Vinho - 2004 (1st edition) and 2008 (2nd edition)

Wine Consultor for Safras Novas Wine Festival - Lavras Novas - MG - 2004

Sales Representative at Belo Horizonte for Spiegelau Wine glasses - 2003 / 2005

Teacher at basic Wine Class at Academia do Vinho since 2002

Sales Representive at Belo Horizonte for Mistral Wine Importer - from 2001 to 2005

Co-autor and productor of the book Guia dos Vinhos Brasileiros 2001

Participation at the 8ª Avaliação Nacional de Vinhos at Bento Gonçalves - Brazil / 2006

CEO at Academia do Vinho website since 1997


PORTUGUESE - native - reading, speaking and writing at literary level

FRENCH - reading, speaking and writing at literary level

ENGLISH - reading at literary level, speaking and writing at professional level

ITALIAN - reading and speaking intermediate level, writing at basic level

SPANISH - reading at professional level, speaking and writing at intermediate level


Participation on innumerous lectures, presentations, fairs and seminaires about wine 1997 - 2016

Initiation to Wine class at UFMG - Brazil - 1996

Post Grade at Institut d`Urbanisme de Paris - 1981

Member of architecture design teams for contests in Brazil and France - 1975 - 1981

Architecture degree at UFMG - Brasil / 1976

Photographer and Graphic Artist - 1971 / 1975

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