Rum Renaissance Festival
By Stephanie Fuentes
If you want to have a fun “Stay-Cation” take advantage of the 10th annual Rum Renaissance coming to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center June 9-10. This gives you the luxury to experience in your own backyard samplings of rums from Bianca and across the globe. Plus you will enjoy the ancillary rum experiences that come along at the festival.
Rum maven and veteran traveler Robert Burr has tasted his way around the globe in search of the best rum. This year’s weekend-long event showcases premier rum brands, celebrity seminars, workshops, cocktail competitions and entertainment. For consumers, the Rum Renaissance Festival is one of the world’s prestigious savory events. That happens to take place on your intercoastal waterfront in Ft. Lauderdale.
You don’t have to go halfway around the world to participate in this inspiring event.– Forbes Travel Guide
Tasting rum is a sensory experience that requires some discipline and understanding of the medium to make the most of the opportunity. If you’re a novice to the festival, be pre-pared for pirates, tiki mugs and in the words of National Public Radio “Don’t let the name Rum Fest fool you. It’s not a college beach bacchanal; it’s rum for grown-ups, for people who know that most aged rums today are distilled as masterfully as fine cognacs and single-malt Scotches.” For full details on the fun go to http://www.rumrenaissance.com.