September events for discerning drinkers

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Our monthly listing of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific or have days/periods that are industry specific are marked accordingly. Enjoy!

UK - Brighton Bar Awards

What: We're going - are you? In the meantime, don't forget to vote by visiting the BNBA Facebook page.
When: 2nd September 2018
Where: Hove, UK
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USA - Rum Fest

What: The Rum Lab brings the Rum Festival once again to California, with Tiki pizzazz. You'll find guest speakers including Ian Burrell, seminars, exclusive tastings, and a Tiki Bazaar area which showcases local arts and crafts, and also retro music. Expect a grand experience of premium rum and educational sessions all in one day.
When: 8th September 2018
Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
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UK - London Mezcal Week

What: A week long celebration of Mexican culture, food, art and of course, mezcal. The evening fiestas on the 14th & 15th offers the opportunity to see the UK's largest selection of mezcals, experience tastings and meet the maker sessions. But discover mezcal specials all over London, find out more here.
When: 10th-16th September 2018
Where: London, UK
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Brazil - National Cachaça Day

What: Celebrations for Cachaca will take to the streets today in Brazil.
When: 13th September 2018
Where: Brazil, but global celebrations are also encouraged.
More info: National Cachaça Day

International - Rum Punch Day

What: To celebrate the world praised rum punch, this day urges you to make a toast with a rum punch cocktail.
When: 20th September 2018
Where: Globally.
More info: Rum Punch Day

USA - Great American Beer Festival

What: Those passionate about beer gather in Denver to celebrate their favourite beverage. The festival offers the sampling of over 4,000 beers, a selection of seminars and a programme of entertainment.
When: 20th-22nd September 2018
Where: Colorado, USA
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UK - Craft Distilling Expo

What: Workshops, masterclasses and a gin competition packed into this two day expo event which brings together distillers, professionals, connoisseurs and enthusiasts.
When: 26th-27th September 2018
Where: London, UK
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UK - The Joy of Sake Festival

What: Showcasing over 400 sakes, and sake themed plates crafted by leading London restaurants, the event will also welcome 192 Japanese breweries. Your ticket grants unlimited tastings of the sake selections and dishes, whilst celebrating the art of sake brewing.
When: 28th September 2018
Where: London, UK
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Ukraine - BAROMETER International Bar Show


What: Held over three days, the event's theme of 'borders' will be discussed at seminars, tastings and workshops. Lauren Mote and Philip Bischoff are among the excellent list of speakers, talking about gender, age and geographical borders.
When: 28th-30th September 2018
Where: Kiev, Ukraine
More info: Barometer International Bar Show

USA - New York Rum Fest

What: In its first year, The Rum Lab celebrates New York Rum Fest in boutique style with guest speakers including Ian Burrell, exclusive premium rum tastings and seminars, hosted in intimate experiences and sessions.
When: 29th September 2018
Where: New York, NY
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UK - The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show

What: On its 10th anniversary, you'll have the opportunity to sample whiskies from a range of 600, discover great food-pairings and cocktails, and also attend masterclasses and seminars.
When: 29th-30th September 2018
Where: London, England
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