Porto Alegre

Many a Brazilian supermodel has been spawned in this southern coastal city, which is also the capital of Brazil's gaucho country. Feast on the finest cowboy steaks at the local churrascarias to fuel your fandom. After the game's a wrap, head about 70 miles out of town to the cities of Caxias do Sul and Bento Gonçalves to taste high-quality wines produced in the surrounding Vale dos Vinhedos, one of the country's premier wine-producing regions and the best destination for anything sparkling