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22 Jan

Rum Renaissance rolics on!

2013 Miami Rum Festival Expands MIAMI, FL — The fifth annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival — the largest gathering of rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts in the world — will span Monday, April 15 to Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center. Last year, more than 8,000 rum enthusiasts […]

26 Dec

Spirit of Xmas Future!

IN PROUSTIAN FASHION, Christmas is an olfactory as well as a culinary event. The smell of conifer resin, roasting poultry and, in the old days, cigars given to deserving dads, should always be complemented with the smell of brandies, rums and other rich and fine spirits wafting from puddings and snifters alike. Good Christmas Spirits […]

27 Nov

Spirits of Americas – new event

 Entry & Shipping Deadline   Friday January 11, 2013   IWSC Group launches Spirits of the Americas 10-02-2012 The IWSC Group, the world leading event company specializing in wines and spirits has launched the Spirits of the Americas, an exciting new spirits competition based in Florida. Catering to all spirits produced in North, Central and South […]

27 Nov

Tequila, agave’s answer to the cane!

My apologies to readers and visitors. I have been working on a book on Tequila, travelling, and suffering from a heart condition, but am now back in business. And this shows some of what I have been working on. GP Libations No.1: TEQUILA PERHAPS THE BEST PLACE TO START IS WITH THE DISTINCTIVELY RUGGED BOTTLE […]

27 Nov

Rum, first love is best!

GP Libations No. 2: RUM   JAMES BEARD, THE RENOWNED CHEF, FOOD WRITER and seminal figure in advancing American gastronomy, whom Julia Child once accurately described as, “the quintessential American cook” said of rum, “Of all the spirits in your home, rum is the most romantic.” And in many ways Mr. Beard was right. One […]

27 Nov

Age in Palate of Besniffer

GP Libations No. 3: Aging Spirits A PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTION: Given a choice between the Mona Lisa and an identical copy thereof, which would you prefer? Understandably, albeit perhaps illogically, most of us would select the original. In a similar vein, we prefer a fine spirit that has actually been aged a quarter-century over one that […]

06 May

Rum Revolt!

Rumpundit has been advocating this for years. About time! A few days ago the Caricom Secretary General, Irwin LaRoque, revealed in Washington that Cariforum nations had begun a process which if unresolved will lead to a full complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the US Government in relation to rum—as David Jessop reports […]

12 Feb

Bacardi 150

David Cid tells me that this rum is not the same as the exquisite ones that Facundo Bacardi had us taste at his HQ during last year’s Rum Renaissance… they were indeed very very good by any standards. Rumpundit     For 150 years, Bacardi Rum has been celebrating the good life. Bacardi Limited will […]

12 Feb

Cap’n Morgan launches in USVI

So, after all the noise and fury, it happened. Since Obama was blamed for it, will he take credit? Rumpundit   USVI Governor Accepts First Case of St Croix-Produced Captain Morgan Rum   By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh accepted the first case of locally-produced Captain Morgan Rum, following […]

12 Feb

Angostura in Carnival Mode

Laronde-West: Take pride in locally-produced rum Published: Sunday, February 12, 2012 2011 Angostura Global Cocktail challenge winner Andy Griffiths in action. As T&T gears up to celebrate its 50th year of Independence (August 31), Angostura’s manager–corporate communications Giselle Laronde-West feels T&T can take immense pride in its locally-produced rums. Interviewed recently at Angostura House, Laventille, […]

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