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2016 New England Tequila & Rum Festival Showcases Brands

By June 23, 2016Rhode Island, Top News
Frank Martucci, General Manager Beverage Operations, Twin River Casino with Russell Davis, Event Emcee. Davis appears on Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.”

The Grand Tasting at the New England Tequila & Rum Festival returned for its second year on May 7 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. Russell Davis, star of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” served as the event’s emcee for a second year in a row. Trade professionals offered event guests tastes of tequilas, rums, spirits and beers from the many international, regional and local brands represented. The event also featured tequila and rum pairing seminars alongside food and entertainment.

Blind tasting competitions and a dinner at Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse were some of the trade-only highlights preceding the public grand tasting. Approximately 2,000 people attended this year’s festival, enabling Twin River to present a check from a portion of ticket sales in the amount of $7,000 to the Johnson & Wales University Center for Food and Beverage Management program, for student and teacher enrichment opportunities.

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