Nearly everyone has been to their local garden store and ogled over the varieties of fresh herbs that you can grow on your windowsill garden. Who knew there were so many different kinds of basil? And how about all that mint? Are there enough days of growing season left for every different kind of mint, pared with all those incredible bourbons on your groaning shelves?
Rum Festival Weekend News
10th Annual Rum Renaissance Festival This Weekend
It’s rum festival time again. Time to meet up with friends to discover all the best rums from the Caribbean and beyond at the two day Rum Renaissance Festival tasting event at Fort Lauderdale Convention Center this weekend from 2 to 7pm. More than 150 rums will be displayed, plus a host of great seminars and master classes presented by notable rum experts of the world.
In addition, the VIP Tasting Bar offers rum connoisseurs and collectors an opportunity to sample exquisite, rare, vintage and limited edition luxury rums. “We’re excited that Rum Renaissance is celebrating its tenth anniversary of bringing the world of rum to South Florida. We’ve been visiting to all the rum producers to gather an incredible collection of fine rums to sample for this two day grand tasting event. It’s an opportunity for rum enthusiasts to enjoy their favorites and discover some delightful new expressions, gain a greater appreciation and share the enthusiasm of these fine spirits with friends,” said host Robert Burr.
“South Florida is the number one rum market in the world and its only fitting that we present the largest rum tasting program in the United States once a year in this location. Its also a chance for the international rum community to come together, from the islands of the Caribbean and the Americas to Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and beyond.”
“Rum Experts from near and far are presenting informative and entertaining seminars and master classes for those that wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of rum. There is a lot of excitement among producers with many new and interesting products coming to market and many new developments in the world of rum.”
Tickets are available online, by calling 877-855-3378 or at the door, starting at $75 for unlimited rum samples.
VIP admission, beginning at 1pm, includes a special rum tasting glass, plus complimentary access to seminars and VIP tasting bar samples.
The Convention Center
It all takes place at the modern Fort Lauderdale Convention Center located on the waterfront at the 17th Street Causeway, just aroud the corner from Fort Lauderdale’s famous sunny beaches and vibrant nightlife.
The Host Hotel
Convenient shuttle service between the hotels, the convention center and the beaches is provided by the Sun Trolley Beach Link (daily) 9:30am to 6:30pm. http://www.suntrolley.com
Get your free visitors guide and maps and special 2 for 1 summer savings cards. https://www.sunny.org/ways-to-
The Water Taxi
The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi lands right on the dock at the Hilton Hotel, offering delightful waterfront tours and convenient access to all the best waterfront locations in the area. https://watertaxi.com/
Complete details are available on the Rum Renaissance Festival web site at http://www.rumrenaissance.com
For more information about types of rum, see Rob’s Rum Guide tutorials.
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