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Miami, FL 33126

 
April 25 - 27, 2014 - The Miami Rum Festival
a Celebration of Cane Spirits in the New World
Press Release and Media Coverage

Rum Renaissance Master Release March 12, 2014
(PDF)

Media Contact: Joe Gerbino
305-608-7419
jpgerbino@gmail.com


Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Media Alert (PDF)


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 25-27, 2014. 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 offering early admission 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 25-27, 2014. 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: $50. VIP early admission: $75. www.MiamiRumFest.com


Festival Photos

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Banners and Logos for Miami Rum Festival

for a complete set of graphics, visit the banners page.



Miami New Times
Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Returns: VIP BOGO Offer
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2014/04/miami_rum_renaissance_festival_5.php

Chilled Magazine
Miami Rum Renaissance Festival – April 25th-27th, 2014
http://chilledmagazine.com/Upcoming_Events-detail/miami-rum-renaissance-festival-april-25th-27th-2014/

Boston.com
Rum lovers unite: Festival returns to Miami
http://www.boston.com/travel/blog/2014/04/rum_lovers_unite_festival_returns_to_miami.html


Photos of 2013
Please note: photos are available for usage as long as credit is given as both "taken" during Miami Rum Festival AND by photographer Tatu Kaarlas Please contact us for written permission.

For the latest up-to-date information about Miami Rum Renaissance Festival events, contact Robert Burr.

Robert Burr
email: rob@rumrenaissance.com
phone: 305-443-7973


Radio Interviews

Interview 1 - National Public Radio
Rob, Robin and Robert Burr are interviewed by Tim Padgett, Americas Editor of WLRN Public Radio about tasting rum.

Interview 2 - Robert Burr on By The Glass
Brett Hubbard and Friends interview Robert on their weekly show about spirits, wine and beer.


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


2014 Media Links

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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
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10596784.htm
http://www.examiner.com/article/celebrity-rum-seminars-scheduled-for-miami-rum-festival
full details of rum seminars

Top Rum Brands Exhibiting at Miami Rum Festival
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10567357.htm
http://www.examiner.com/article/top-rum-brands-exhibiting-at-miami-rum-festival

2013 Miami Rum Festival expands
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/2013-miami-rum-festival-expands-188013981.html
http://www.rumrenaissance.com/PR2013.html

New Rum Festival Feature: Ask A Rum Expert
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10568447.htm
http://www.rumrenaissance.com/AskRumExpert.html

Trade Day Announced for 2013 Miami Rum Festival
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10472697.htm
http://www.rumrenaissance.com/TradeDay.html

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

SoFlaNights.com

Ram Udwin - Boy Drinks World - Thoughts on drinking, life and mixing the two

Miami Rum Fest 2012 Movie

Recap of 2012

Photos of 2012 (for promotional use)

Rum Renaissance Trailer 2012

Rum Renaissance Compliation 2011

Recap of 2011
Recap of 2010
Recap of 2009


links
http://www.rumrenaissance.com
http://www.giftedrums.com
http://www.examiner.com/rum-in-national/robert-burr
http://www.rumxp.com/


Rum Renaissance Trailer 2011

Rum Renaissance Hosts on South Florida Today (NBC6 Miami)

Ocean Drive
http://www.oceandrive.com/dining/articles/sipping-rums-return-to-fashion

The Miami Herald
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/20/2177151_p4/food-wine-calendar.html

Miami Beach 411
http://forums.miamibeach411.com/nightlife-parties/6550-rum-renaissance-festival-may-5-9-a.html#post92783

Miami New Times
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/events/rum-renaissance-2764255/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_medium=email

The Sun-Sentinel
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/fl-food-rum-042111-20110421,0,2145277.story

Caribbean Travel & Life
http://www.caribbeantravelmag.com/gallery/top-10-caribbean-rums?cmpid=enews042011

South Florida Food & Wine Blog
http://southfloridafoodandwineblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/mark-your-calendars-for-south-florida.html#more

Soul of Miami
http://www.soulofmiami.org/2011/04/20/miami-rum-renaissance-festival-2011-425-5111/

Caribbean Living
http://www.caribbeantravelmag.com/articles/zombie-cocktail

The Sun-Sentinel
http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/restaurants/blog/2011/04/miami_rum_renaissance_festival.html

Miami.com
http://www.miami.com/rum-renaissance-festival-article

Yelp.com
http://www.yelp.com/events/miami-beach-miami-rum-renaissance-festival

FlavorPill.com
http://flavorpill.com/miami/events/2011/4/25/miami-rum-renaissance-festival

Local Wine Events
http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/366507/miami-rum-renaissance-festivals-zombie-jamboree

South Florida Gourmet
http://www.southfloridagourmet.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=904:third-annual-miami-rum-renaissance-festival-april-25--may-1&catid=45:food-a-wine-&Itemid=65

Caribbean Travel + Life
http://www.caribbeantravelmag.com/blogs/miami-rum-renaissance-festival

Examiner
http://www.examiner.com/resort-spa-in-miami/miami-rum-renaissance-festival-at-the-deauville-beach-resort-miami-beach

Rum Howler blog
http://therumhowlerblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/rum-renaissance-2011/

Bahama Bob Rum Styles blog
http://bahamabobsrumstyles.blogspot.com/2011/02/2011-miami-rum-renaisance-festival.html

Rum Howler blog
http://therumhowlerblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/rum-renaissance-2011-opens-with-the-zombie-jamboree/

Rum Connection
http://rumconnection.com/uncategorized/zombie-jamboree/

South Florida Nights
http://www.soflanights.com/index.php?s=rum+renaissance

Wine Miles
http://winemiles.com/2011/03/26/miami-rum-renaissance-festival-returns-2/

Uncommon Caribbean
http://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/2011/03/31/counting-down-to-the-2011-miami-rum-renaissance-festival

Mensajero Turístico, Argentina
http://www.mensajeroweb.com.ar/index.php?x=nota/84905/1/para-los-amantes-del-ron

Host News: Diario Turístico, Argentina
http://www.hostnews.com.ar/despachos/3/r1321032011.htm

Diario Turístico Latinoamericano
http://www.trafficnews.ec/Festividades/deguste-mas-de-100-tipos-de-ron-en-el-tercer-miami-rum-renaissance-festival.html

Caribbean Living
http://www.caribbeantravelmag.com/articles/zombie-cocktail

The Sun-Sentinel
http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/restaurants/blog/2011/04/miami_rum_renaissance_festival.html

Miami.com
http://www.miami.com/rum-renaissance-festival-article

Yelp.com
http://www.yelp.com/events/miami-beach-miami-rum-renaissance-festival

Miami Beach 411
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvWo651-6Kk&NR=1

Andres Aleman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyqoFHwp4fc&feature=related

Rums of Puerto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kka7gdbY3Y

Interviews on YouTube
Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador, UK Rum Fest, London, England - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIzyWf113p8&feature=related
Bart Murphy, Owner, Hula, Manchester, England - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPAsBh2s8BY&feature=related
Ian Williams - Author, NYC, History of Rum - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JReFRfFNLl0&feature=related
Phillip Duff - Lecturer, Amsterdam - Terrior of Rum - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgSlfFF2ycM&feature=related

Photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thatnimrod/sets/72157626979520886

Recaps of previous Rum Renaissance festivals:

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