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Brazil Cachaca
In this April 5, 2013 photo, worker Manoel Ramos collects sugar cane at the Brioso farm in Alexania, Goias state, Brazil. Produced since the early 16th century, cachaca is now made by more than 5,000 distillers throughout Brazil. Techniques vary from distillery to distillery and are often closely guarded secrets, but the basics remain constant. Cachaca is made from fresh-pressed sugarcane juice, extracted using a large roller press. The juice is filtered and then fermented in tanks. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)