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Clément Ti’ Punch Cup postponed over coronavirus

The global final of the Clément Ti’ Punch Cup cocktail competition, set to take place in Martinique next week, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Rhum Clément has postponed its Ti’ Punch Cup final next week due to coronavirus concerns

The Clément Ti’ Punch Cup cocktail competition had been scheduled to take place on 11 March at Habitation Clément in Martinique.

However, Rhum Clément said due to “recent concern” and “increasing international travel restrictions” regarding Covid-19, the brand had to “re-evaluate the organisation” of the competition.

A statement released by the competition said: “In the best general interest of our partners, employees and your own personal health, we have decided to postpone the international event, which involved the arrival of participants from all over the world.

“We will continue to update you with any new information as it becomes available as well as proposed rescheduling of this momentous occasion meant to celebrate the quality of our beautiful rums, the richness of the Martinican culture, and the skill of the international bartenders who promote our products around the world.”

The Clément Ti’ Punch Cup is not the only event that has pulled the plug as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Last weekend, wine and spirits trade show ProWein – which welcomed more than 61,500 guests last year – postponed this year’s event, due to take place from 15-17 March in Düsseldorf, Germany, over coronavirus concerns.

Furthermore, trade show Vinexpo Hong Kong revealed this year’s show has been moved from May to July in an effort to “mitigate health and safety risks” due to the Covid-19 coronavirus issue.

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