Because making good rum has become a real art, everybody wants to taste the incredible flavors from the Caribbean islands and every region of the Americas. Thus, the Rum Renaissance Festival, a unique and exciting celebration of the finest rums in the world. Experience the world's best rums from May 5 to May 9, 2010.
Here are the 8 Reasons to Go to the Rum Renaissance Festival:
1. Miami’s golden beaches
The festival is taking place at the world famous Raleigh South Beach Resort. Think: palm trees, gentle ocean breezes and South Florida’s natural beauty. At the Big Bang Beach and Pool Party on Sunday, May 9, gather around the pool to chill out, decompress, mingle with rum experts and enthusiasts from around the world and enjoy living the great rum lifestyle on the beach.
2. The Grand Tasting Event
Here’s the opportunity to sample the world's finest rums from each island, from each category and from each notable brand.
3. The Celebrity Seminars
Whether you need your own “Rum for Dummies” Seminar or are already a member of the trade, come rub shoulders with dignitaries and notable experts from the rum manufacturing, distilling and blending world, as well as luminaries of the cocktail mixologists universe.
4. The Rum Tasting Competition
The world-famous RumXP competition is cool. More than one hundred rums from around the world will be judged by an all-star international cast of distillers, mixologists and spirits journalists gathered in Miami Beach.
5. The Bartender's Tiki Face-Off Competition
Battle of the experts! Top-rated bartenders and mixologists from the best venues in the United States and England will compete for the title of Best Tiki Team on the planet.
6. The VIP Parties
The best rum companies in the world will host very special rum-themed events at different great locations around Miami Beach. Come celebrate island cultures and the bon vivant lifestyle with hot music, amazing food and an incredible array of tropical libations.
7. The Tropical Libations
If you’re an enthusiast waiting to be delighted and amazed, you’ll get to taste exotic libations produced with world-class rums by the world's finest bartenders and mixologists.
8. You remember the lesson: Don’t Drink and Drive!