MOTAC Proudly Announces Legacy Partnership with Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
NEW ORLEANS (Spiritsman)4/19/14/– – The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) has joined the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival (MRRF) as Legacy Partner. MOTAC, a division of the SoFAB Institute, celebrates the American cocktail and develops its craft, field, and market through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. MRRF The annual Miami Rum Festival is the largest gathering of rum producers and enthusiasts in the world and offers an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond.
The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2014 takes place April 25-27 at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center. The three-day festival features rum seminars led by MOTAC Co-Founder Philip Greene, author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion. MRRF tickets range in price from $50 for general admission to $150 for a three-day pass and can be purchased at www.rumrenaissance.com/tickets or by calling 877-855-3378. Rum seminar ticket proceeds will benefit The Museum of the American Cocktail.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL
The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) celebrates a singular cultural icon. Founded by craft cocktail pioneer Dale DeGroff and several of the world’s most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, MOTAC advances the profession and expands consumer knowledge of mixology, all while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. It preserves and develops a rich facet of American culture and provides educational resources to both professionals and enthusiasts in the fine art of crafting the cocktail through a series of mixology seminars conducted by the world’s foremost authorities and offered in locations across the country and the world, among them Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. It also works to broaden career opportunities in the spirits industry and encourage greater participation by women and others under-represented in the field.
MOTAC is a division of the SoFAB Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural enterprise that documents and celebrates the food and drink of all cultures through exhibits, programming, and a range of media. Because everyone eats, all aspects of food and drink—culture and geography, anthropology and history, economics and politics, law and policy, media and the arts, science and technology—reveal the state of the world. SoFAB, home to the SoFAB Center for Food Law, Policy & Culture, SoFAB Culinary Library & Archive, Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Museum of the American Cocktail, and SoFAB Media, is among the nation’s leading institutions studying food and drink.
For more information, visit sofabinstitute.org.
ABOUT MIAMI RUM RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
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. For more information, visit rumrenaissance.com.
Philip M. Dobard, Vice President
SoFAB Institute, home of The Museum of the American Cocktail
New Orleans, LA