Rum connoisseur interview of the week: RENE VAN HOVEN An internationally recognized judge, advocate, and lover of Rum
Feb09

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: RENE VAN HOVEN An internationally recognized judge, advocate, and lover of Rum

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: RENE VAN HOVEN An internationally recognized judge, advocate, and lover of Rum.     1) Who is Rene van Hoven? Rene was Born in the Netherlands and studied Food & Beverage at the Technical University of Amsterdam. He is a trained chef and waiter with an education in wine and spirits. In this field, he is also qualified as a teacher. Initially, when I started to develop an interest in...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: YOSHIHARU TAKEUCHI The founder and distiller of NINE LEAVES Rum.
Feb01

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: YOSHIHARU TAKEUCHI The founder and distiller of NINE LEAVES Rum.

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: YOSHIHARU TAKEUCHI The founder and distiller of NINE LEAVES Rum. 1) Who is Yoshiharu Takeuchi? Yoshiharu Takeuchi 竹内 義治 is the founder and distiller of NINE LEAVES Rum. He is also the third generation successor to a company that makes automotive parts for the world’s leading Japanese automaker. He, as well as his family, take extreme pride in being a part of Japanese Craftsmanship. Yoshiharu had...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ROBERT ELLIOTT The owner of Marauda Rum.
Jan26

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ROBERT ELLIOTT The owner of Marauda Rum.

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ROBERT ELLIOTT The owner of Marauda Rum. 1) Who is Robert Elliott? In relation to the world of rum, I am an outsider. And despite my efforts that could change that I doubt they ever will. I dove into rum with only an emotional connection. I didn’t know anyone involved with it in any capacity other than its consumption. Being an outsider drives me to learn as much as I can about rum. RumXP’s...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: OLIVIER BEAULIEU-GRISE Owner and Master Distiller of Warship Rum.
Jan18

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: OLIVIER BEAULIEU-GRISE Owner and Master Distiller of Warship Rum.

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: OLIVIER BEAULIEU-GRISE Owner and Master Distiller of Warship Rum. 1) Who is Olivier Beaulieu-Grise I am French Canadian from Montreal, I am a sommelier by trade and I made the jump 7 years ago after working for Southern Wines & Spirits for six years 2) The biggest achievement you personally feel you have accomplished for the rum industry. I got into rums a long time ago but really started...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: GORDON CLARKE Rum Master from Worthy Park.
Jan11

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: GORDON CLARKE Rum Master from Worthy Park.

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: GORDON CLARKE Rum Master from Worthy Park.   1) Who is Gordon Clarke I am a Jamaican, born from a Jamaican Family. Although Educated in Ontario, Canada and Florida, USA including Boarding School, Undergraduate University, and a Masters Program, I returned to Jamaica to live, get married and eventually settle into the Family Business.  I married my teenage sweetheart and have been married for...

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Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ALEXANDRE VINGTIER Co-Founder Rumporter magazine. Author, speaker, and lover of Rhum/Rum.
Jan04

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: ALEXANDRE VINGTIER Co-Founder Rumporter magazine. Author, speaker, and lover of Rhum/Rum.

Rum connoisseur interview of the week: AlEXANDRE VINGTIER Co-Founder Rumporter magazine. Author, speaker, and lover of Rhum/Rum. 1) Who is Alexandre VINGTIER? I am a French spirits consultant & author, also judge at numerous spirits & cocktails competitions worldwide. I work with appellations, distillers, blenders, bottlers, distributors, retailers, bartenders, sommeliers, chefs and even noses (in perfumes), and have visited...

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