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JOHN REEKIE

-- RUMFESTIVAL 2002- In Canada in Sept 2002.!

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I am suprised that nobody has posted information on this as yet.

So to inform our members, some of you might be able to get away

to be there. So here is the information as I know. The various

web sites mentioned are information sites where I found my information.

WHAT - INTERNATIONAL RUM FESTIVAL 2002

WHERE- St Johns Newfoundland, Canada. at the Fairmont Hotel

http:/www.fairmont.com (look for Newfoundland)

WHEN- September 1st to 5th.

WHO- Caribbean Week The Regional Newspaper of the Caribbean

from Barbados. Tim Forsythe has run the C.W.R.T.T.( Caribbean Week

Rum Taste Test) for Thirteen years. Now they are expanding and bringing

Caribbean rums directly to North America for a panel of experts to tast

and a public exhibition.

Read up on information as to who will participate and which rums are going

to be there, this is a preliminary list.I am told.

http:/www.rumfestival.com ....The Festival W site. (not Printer Friendly)

http:/www.rumshop.net ....look for -Got Rum Newsletter -June page two.

http:/www.cweek.com ....Caribbean Week newspaper.

http:/www.NFLD.net (or is it com) ....Tourist information.

I hope to be there to find some of thoes rums not available in our

liquor stores and to meet up with the rum industry.

Hope some of you can make it.

John Reekie .....Still rumsearching

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Thanks John, hope to see you in Newfoundland. Just wish it wasn't over Labor Day in the states.

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ARRHHHHHHHHHH,

I can't believe that I missed it. I just saw your post today. I was only a 12 hour drive away (from Montreal). Man, I'm pissed...

Oh, well. I'll just have to get my stuff together and NOT miss next year, were ever it is.

I thought IFR 2002 was suppose to be in Guatemala due to the festival heavy weight champion Ron Zacapa? Oh well... Until next year friends...

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Any sites post the results yet?

[EDIT]

The September Newsletter has a sneak peak of the winners, on page 6. Click here for the full story.

Looks like Ron Zacapa Centenario XO kept the belt, winner Super Premium.

But, Zaya beats out Ron Zacapa for the Premium award.

A new one for me takes the cake in the regular category, Ron Lorenzo Dark Reserve

Happy reading for those of us that could not go, or missed it...

Cheers

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