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From late-night parties to brunch, and from intimate dinners to family events, this year’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF), presented by FOOD & WINE, offers something for everyone. In particular, it offers something extra special for rhum lovers: Rhum Barbancourt, the rhum of connoisseurs, as well as the return of the Coco Pango cocktail.


From Feb. 20-23, Rhum Barbancourt with Crillon Importers will join the 13th annual SOBEWFF, a national destination event in South Beach that showcases the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Crillon Importers and Rhum Barbancourt will be on hand to share great cocktails, great recipes and great conversation.


The Coco Pango as well as a few other surprise cocktails will be making their appearance in the Grand Tasting Village. The Coco Pango is the ever-popular cocktail made with Pango Rhum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and a splash of orange juice garnished with the perfect sprinkle of nutmeg.


The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is an event we look forward to every year, and it just keeps getting better,” said Michel Roux, Chairman and CEO, Crillon Importers. “From amazing rhum to amazing food, it’s wonderful to celebrate the best things in life in South Beach.”


Tickets for the event can be purchased online at Last year’s festival hosted more than 65,000 attendees, a new record, and brought in more than $5 million in tickets.


The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. In its previous 12 years, the Festival has raised more than $18 million for the school.