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2014 Press Release
April 2014 Miami Rum Festival expands size and scope
Miami, FL -- The organizers of the Miami Rum Festival today announced plans for greatly expanding their annual gathering of rum producers, professionals and enthusiasts. Returning to the Doubletree Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center for three days of rum tastings and programs, the world's largest rum festival is set for April 25-27, 2014 with more than 50,000 square feet of exhibits.
The three days of grand tasting sessions allow participants to evaluate hundreds of notable rum brands and expressions from around the world, in addition to expert seminars, lively entertainment and laid-back island lifestyle products.
"We're expanding the size and scope of the festival again this year," said show manager Robin Burr. "Rum producers from many more countries will participate in the exhibition, bringing an exceptional selection of cane spirits to a larger audience of consumers that appreciate fine rums."
The admission price of $50 (or $75 for VIP access) allows participants to sample any of the rums on display Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. The Friday, April 25 Trade Day grand tasting session is reserved for those in the spirits industry and VIPs, as well as members of the press.
"There is no better way to discover all the best rums in the world from so many different countries," said Burr. "We're excited to introduce many new upscale luxury rums to our friends that appreciate the finest quality."
"At the same time, we see that hand-made cocktails are all the rage in the best bars around the world so we'll also emphasize rums that make the best cocktails as we introduce Miami Cocktail Week during the rum festival."
Rum enthusiasts from all over the world are coming to Miami to experience the ultimate rum tasting experience. "We're seeing a great increase in travelers attending the rum festival from all the islands of the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as Europe and Asia," said Burr.
Miami is the number one rum market in the world. Among many world class festivals in South Florida, The Miami Rum Festival was voted the number one festival in Miami by Miami New Times magazine editors.
International Rum Expert Panel judges from across the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, England, Australia, Sweden and Holland will converge in Miami to judge rums for their annual tasting competition, awarding the best of the best with gold medals.
For more information call Robin Burr in Miami at 707-278-6736 or visit the web site: www.MiamiRumFest.com
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:
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