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Media Contact: Joe Gerbino
This trade-only industry exhibition brings rum producers together with importers, distributors, retailers and media to exhibit rums and related products.
Associated Press: Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
An article about the changes in US-Cuba policy and how it might affect consumers and the rum industry, featuring expert commentary by Robert Burr.
Similar quotes from Robert Burr have appeared in many news outlets around the world, including: NY Times, LA Times, New York Post, NBC News, Fox News, CBS News, U.S. News and World Report, USA News, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, WIOD Radio, Macro Insider, The Detroit News, Poughkeepsie Journal, Fox News Latino, The Detroit News, Lewiston Morning Tribune, Greenville News, WTOP News, The FLorida Times-Union, NWA Online, Texarkana Gazette, My San Antonio, Lewiston Tribute, The Day, KIRO TV, KCTV 5, KOIN 6, USA24, and other outlets.
Miami Rum Festival - 100 words
Presenting the largest rum festival in the world -- attracting rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries. The annual Miami Rum Festival offers an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond during three days of Grand Tasting events at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center on April 17-19, 2015. Celebrity seminars, live entertainment, island lifestyle vendors and interactive cocktail demonstrations round out the activities associated with this unique celebration of the best rums in the world. General admission tickets begin at $50. VIP passes are $75. www.MiamiRumFest.com
Miami Rum Festival - 75 words
The annual Miami Rum Festival offers an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond during three days of Grand Tasting events at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center on April 17-19, 2015. Celebrity seminars, live entertainment, island lifestyle vendors and interactive cocktail demonstrations round out the activities associated with this unique celebration of the best rums in the world. Admisssion begins at $50. www.MiamiRumFest.com
2014 Miami Rum Festival Photos
by Tatu Kaarlas
2014 Miami Rum Festival Video
by Jochen Hirschfeld
Grand Tasting Attendance:
During our survey we asked attendees about the level of kowledge of rum.
World Tiki Team Competition:
The 2014 RumXP Blind Tasting Competition included:
Celebrity Seminars were well attended.
Cocktail Parties throughout the week:
Brands, importers and distributors exhibited many products at the festival including
Local, National, International Press Coverage
National Public Radio:
NPR: Why Caribbean Rum Is The New Cognac – And Why Miami Is Its Showcase
KeraNews: Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation
GPB News: Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation
Forbes Travel Guide: An Insider's Guide To The Best Rum In Miami
Miami New Times: Rum Renaissance Festival 2014: Top Five Coolest Rum Backstories
Miami New Times: Ten Rums We Loved at Rum Renaissance Festival 2014
Miami New Times: Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Returns: VIP BOGO Offer
Miami Herald: Rum's expansion highlighted at Miami festival
Miami Herald: Prepare for a rum-soaked week as the Rum Renaissance Festival returns to Miami
Rum Journal: Miami Readies For World's Largest Rum Festival
Rum Journal: Pusser's, Don Q, El Dorado Among RumXP Winners
Rum lovers unite: Festival returns to Miami
Washington Times: Rum's expansion highlighted at Miami festival
Food & Beverage Magazine -
Tanduay Silver Asian Rum Intrigues Experts at World's Largest Rum Festival
BarBizMag: Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in Year Six
BarBizMag: Miami Rum Renaissance Continues Growth
A Mountain of Crushed Ice: Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum
Atomic Grog: Upstart spirits share spotlight with major players at sixth annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
Atomic Grog: Cocktails reach new heights of creativity at Miami Rum Festival
Atomic Grog: Step up your game at Miami Rum Fest
Atomic Grog: Six reasons to look forward to the sixth annual Miami Rum Fest
Bahama Bob: 2014 Miami Rum Festival a Review in Pictures
Floating Rum Shack: Bacardi Tiki Take Over 2014 UK Team Confirmed
Soul Of Miami: 2014 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
Local10.com: Rum's expansion highlighted at Miami festival
CBS4 Miami: Rum Connoisseurs Tasting New Flavors In Miami
Kansas City Business:
Rum's expansion highlighted at Miami festival
Fox35 Monterey: Miami Rum Festival will make the city of the sun in the 'capital of the ron'
Customer Experience Report:
Guyana Rum Takes Best in Class at 2014 Rum XP International Tasting Competition
BevNet: Selvarey Rum Announces California Distribution Through Southern Wine & Spirits
The Garden Isle: Koloa Rom brings home the gold
Hawai`i's Kōloa Rum Company Brings Home The Gold From The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
Cheers: Real McCoy Wins Awards in Miami
Facebook Miami Rum Renaissance Photos by Rod Deal
Chilled: The Real McCoy Rum Makes a Splash at Miami Rum Renaissance
Rum lovers unite: Festival returns to Miami
Floribrew: Miami Rum Renaissance
MiamiDiario.com: Celebran el Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
Interview 1 - National Public Radio
Interview 2 - Robert Burr on By The Glass
Banners and Logos for Miami Rum Festival
for a complete set of graphics, visit the banners page.
Testimonials by Exhibitors
I am writing to you personally to say thank you soo much for the amazing and professional experience I had prior to getting to the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and while at the rum festival. Your organization skills on this event were fantastic. You and your team really have something special going! I am floored by how cool this event was and also how much interest we got from so many awesome people! I am personally writing all of you individually on behalf of our whole team because it was truly an outstanding event! Thank you very very much!!!!
Just wanted to send you a email to say THANK YOU !! I know your busy with a thousand emails as questions but I just wanted to take a minute and say thank you for all your help !!
We posted this video for the Miami Rum Festival, thought you would enjoy it .. We have Jack Sparrow coming lol…
From: "JoAnn "
I know you have been very busy. We just wanted to Thank you for doing another outstanding job at the Miami Rum Fest.
I was a little worried about Sunday but it worked out very well. You had it all planned.
All the Best,
JoAnn and the team
From: Jeanne Toulon
Congratulations to you Rob and Rob on a job well done! Bob said it was fantastic and you were such a great help to him, thank You!
Photos of 2013
For the latest up-to-date information about Miami Rum Renaissance Festival events, contact Robert Burr.
Rum Cruises to Caribbean Islands Announced
Hosts of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival today announced a series of special Caribbean voyages in November dedicated to the enjoyment and discovery of fine rums of the Eastern Caribbean.
The 2014 Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Jewel Of The Seas takes place November 22-28, 2014 during the week of Thanksgiving.
Departing from Puerto Rico, the itinerary includes stops in the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, Martinique and Barbados before returning to Puerto Rico.
Robin Burr and her husband Robert are organizing the tour, featuring visits to distilleries, rum tasting sessions, shopping for rare and exclusive rums and unique opportunities to appreciate Caribbean rum culture along the way.
Jewel of the Seas, a dazzling Radiance-class ship, combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces for a delightful cruise getaway.
Members of the International Rum Expert Panel (RumXPs) will be onboard offering insight and expert advice for rum enthusiast passengers.
Another similar itinerary in early November -- The Rum Journey Caribbean Cruise -- will be lead by RumXP member Paul Senft.
This unique eight day repositioning cruise aboard the Carnival Splendor departs San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 1, 2014 and visits five rum-rich islands. The Splendor will visit St. Croix, Martinique, Dominica, Grenada, and Grand Turk before arriving at its new home at the Port of Miami. This itinerary will allow travelers to visit at least four distilleries and welcome centers to learn about the history and methods used to produce rums on their respective islands. These islands will also provide the unique opportunity to experience and purchase rums that are not available in the United States.
Both rum cruises are booked by Deborah Fogarty, a Certified Travel Agent and Elite Cruise Counselor from Be Well Travel, LLC. Contact Deborah at 754-201-1138 to book your cabin or email: Deb@bewelltravelcruises.com
30 Second Video of Miami Rum Festival 2013
2013 Media Links
Here is a link to the 2013 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Press Release.
Seminars bring rum celebrities to Miami Rum Festival
Top Rum Brands Exhibiting at Miami Rum Festival
2013 Miami Rum Festival expands
New Rum Festival Feature: Ask A Rum Expert
Trade Day Announced for 2013 Miami Rum Festival
Media coverage was extensive:
Jennifer Kay - The Associated Press - 305-594-5825
Maria Murriel - SunSentinel - SouthFlorida.com
Laine Doss - Booze Hound - Miami New Times - Ten Rums You Probably Haven't Tried Yet
Lisa Pirro - Roving Reporter
Caribbean Journal - RumXP Award Winners
Caribbean Business - Blackbeard's Revenge at US Rum Fest
Katrina Golobowich - Big Mouth Girlz - 954-903-8877
Jim "Hurricane" Hayward - The Atomic Grog
Ram Udwin - Boy Drinks World - Thoughts on drinking, life and mixing the two
Miami Rum Fest 2012 Movie
Photos of 2012 (for promotional use)
Rum Renaissance Trailer 2012
Rum Renaissance Compliation 2011
Rum Renaissance Trailer 2011
Rum Renaissance Hosts on South Florida Today (NBC6 Miami)
Caribbean Travel & Life
South Florida Food & Wine Blog
South Florida Gourmet
Caribbean Travel + Life
Bahama Bob Rum Styles blog
South Florida Nights
Mensajero Turístico, Argentina
Host News: Diario Turístico, Argentina
Diario Turístico Latinoamericano
Miami Beach 411
Rums of Puerto
Interviews on YouTube
Recaps of previous Rum Renaissance festivals: