Born in Santiago de Chile Mario Navarro starts to work in the liquor business in 2000 when as the General Manager of the duty free stores in the Panama airport, Central America, he was looking after perfumes, beauty, tobacco and alcohol. How did he enjoy Rum Love Festiwal 2017 Wrocław?

Mario Navarro

In 2004 he joins Zacapa rum, a Premium rum from Guatemala, as Business Development Manager for the Travel Retail and Duty Free channel. In 2011 he became the first Zacapa Global Ambassador. Thanks to this role he got a trully global overview on Premium rum category.

In 2014 he took the management of the sales of Botran Rum in Europe. In 2015 he decides to be on his own. Today he owns a distribution company in Spain, handles the Marketing for Rossi & Rossi (Millonario rums, Rum Nation) and manages the Duty Free channel for Diplomatico rums from Venezuela. Mario Navarro is definitelly considered a RUM GUY and he is proud of it.

I discovered an incredible town, with a middle age atmosphere, especially in the city center.

I visited Wroclaw during the week end and the city center was very busy, people eating at the nice terrasses in the main square of the city, people enjoying pubs and night clubs. One of the clubs, called X-Demon really surprised us: two different musical ambiances in one place and HUGE!!!

I stayed at the Monopol hotel in the city center and two things I have to mention: great service from the staff and in the bar you can smoke cigars!!! Fantastic.

But what really surprised me was to find in Wroclaw the bar Parrot – Rum Embassy an amazing bar with many good rums inside… I was not expecting to find this in Wroclaw. And then, as a good latino, I of course enjoyed a lot the salsa place called “Casa de la Musica”…

In résumé: I enjoyed very much the short (too short) stay in Wroclaw. But I promise: I WILL COME BACK!

Rum Love Festiwal 2017 Wrocław – photo gallery