Archive for the 'Rum Fests' Category

09 Nov

Barbados, the place to spend November!

From the 19th to the 22nd November Barbados, the original home of Rum, is hosting two complementary festivals…either of which would be worth travelling there for, but together make it irresistible.  I was supposed to go with RUM XP squad of travelling judges to the Rum and Beer Festival but was diverted to elsewhere in […]

02 Nov

Golden Rum Barrel Awards

I could not go to the London Rum Fest this year – I was supposed to be judging -and instead had to sample some rums up here in the mountains as a consolation. For the record, the London event is magnificent, definitely the best in the world, as befits the (former) heart of the empire […]

27 Aug

On the Whole, I’m glad I was in Philadelphia.

As I approached Adam Kanter’s Rum Bar and saw my name in lights (well chalk, actually) under “40 Years since Black Tot Day,” Sergeant Pepper began to run through my head. “It was 40 years ago today The Navy took the rum away. But it’s never gone out of Style Black Tot’s been around a […]

26 Jul

Burr, baby Burr, rum tastings!

Cartavio Rum Tasting Thursday, August 12 at the Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant The Robs will be hosting a tasting event featuring outstanding rums from Peru. You’re invited to sample these rums with us at the Mai Kai on August 12. The Cartavio line of rums is gaining much attention lately, winning awards and turning heads […]

29 Mar

Rum Renaissance

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival May 5-9, 2010 \ A Global Gathering At The Raleigh South Beach Resort May 5-9, 2010 Join us for a discovery of the world’s best rums. Rum is experiencing a Renaissance around the world as savvy consumers discover the incredible flavors of fine rums from every Caribbean island and every region […]

21 Mar

Nepal and Panama ace out at Tampa

For Immediate Release Media contact: March 22, 2010 Dori Bryant (727) 947-3522 5th Annual Polished Palate International Rum Competition Fifth Annual Polished Palate International Rum Competition Awards Announced TAMPA, Fla. (March 22, 2010) – The results are in. The competition, held on March 18-19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ybor City, was hosted […]

16 Mar

Tampa, Vth Polished Palate International Rum Competition

As the rum controversy heats up between Puerto Rico & the USVI (Modern Distillery Age, March 9) rum is about to make more headlines. The 5th Annual Polished Palate International Rum Competition takes place this week in Tampa’s Ybor City at the Hilton Garden Inn. Hosted by Jack Robertiello/Drinks Ink, judges Arturo Sighinolfi/SWS, Luis Ayala/Rum […]

15 Feb

World’S Greatest RumFest coming October

Ian Burrell’s video trailer for next year’s London Rumfest – no clips from my seminars, but the dancers are more attractive (even) than me! Rumpundit click for a preview, and you can almost smell the rum..

22 Oct

Full Fathom Seven from Cayman to London

UK to drink in Cayman culture By Cliodhna Doherty, Wednesday 21st October, 2009 Posted: 15:34 CIT (20:34 GMT) > Comment on this story This coming weekend will see a fresh taste of the Cayman Islands being promoted in Europe by way of The UK Rumfest in London. “For the past two and a half […]

22 Oct

Canada fights the Cold

Toronto To Celebrate Caribbean Spirit At 2nd Annual Rum & Rhythm Festival TORONTO, Canada – The sweet flavour of rum and the pulsating beat of island music will be on full display in Toronto during Caribbean Week in Canada’s second annual Caribbean Rum & Rhythm Festival, Friday, October 30 from 6:00p.m.- 9:00pm at the Fermenting […]

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