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International Rum Festival: Cachaça Seminar/Tasting

March 29, 2008

Olie presents his entertaining seminar & tasting at the 2008 International Rum Festival in Florida..

Festival Details: 2008 International Rum Festival’s Official Page

Seminar Details:

Brazil’s Sexy Spirit - Cachaças Real Story

An exploration of beaches and sugarcane, the quest for knowledge, and attempts to avoid hangover… Get the real story about what is this 470-year-old spirit from one of the sexiest countries in the world. Taste fresh sugarcane and exotic wood, discover what all the hype is about, you decide. If you are a professional who shakes, serves and sells quality spirits, these 25 minutes are a must!

Olie’s short version:

  • 470 Years of History - into perspective
  • Young verses Old - Production methods - Column vs. Alembic
  • Blind Tasting of 2 unaged cachaças
  • Blind Tasting of 2 aged cachaças
  • Cocktailians rock! Cocktails anyone?

Meet the U.S. authority on Cachaça, Olie Berlic who will lead us through a tasting journey of 4 handcrafted, and award-winning products that attempt to demonstrate the Best of Brazil.

Olie BerlicOlie Berlic is the North American expert on cachaça. Spending six years researching and tasting over 800, credibility confirmed in USA Today, Forbes and the NY Times. An award-winning sommelier, an author and cocktail fanatic. A professional in the culinary, fine wine and spirits industry for over 25 years, and in 2004 was the first importer in the world to create a portfolio of handcrafted cachaças, all multi-award winning, including his creations: Beleza Pura® Cachaça and Caipirinha.

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