Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The 2011 Miami Rum Renaisance Festival

     Beginning on Monday April 25, and culminating on Sunday May 1, 2011, this is the largest single rum Event in the United States.     This event brings together at one location many of the quality rum producers of the world.     This is an opportunity for you to visit Miami really become a part of the rumstylin' life.     There are booths, parties, exhibits, and seminars that deal with many aspects of the world of rum.

     If you have any interest in the world of rum and cane spirits, you just can't allow yourself to miss this annual event.     The wealth of knowledge that Robert and Robin Burr have brought together for this event is absolutely astonishing.     Brands like Abuelo, Plantation, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Cockspur, Mount Gay, Foursquare Distillery, Don Q, Diplomatico, St Nicolas Abbey, and many many more will all be represented at the event.     There will be special run themed VIP Parties hosted by the best of the rum companies and all at Miami Beach venues.   These parties will feature the fine rums, great food, music and island culture.

     The event this year has moved to the world famous Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach.    This is a spacious and modern  resort ideal for such a gathering of rum experts and enthusiasts.    This magical setting amongst the golden Miami beaches, palm trees and gentle ocean breezes couldn't be more fitting for such an event of tropical rumstylin'.     This fine resort was the playground of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and of course the John, Paul, George, and Ringo of the Beatles.     As you can see this is the place to come and romp in the shadows of one of the celebrities at one of the great venues  and enjoy the fabulous festival.

     There are going to be two days of tasting events, Saturday and Sunday, that will allow sampling of some of the finest rums from the Caribbean and elsewhere around the world.     Celebrity Seminars and lectures by a who's who of experts in various parts of the rum world.     Cocktail competitions, that have classes for local, international, Amateur and professional mixologists, all competing for awards, prizes, and bragging rights.     There are Island lifestyle booths that feature fashions, travel opportunities, and more in the Island Lifestyle showcase.    

     The grand finale of the event is the Rum XP Competition, this world famous competition will determine the best rums from around the world.    The Rum XP's a a collection of All-star mixologists, distillers,and spirit journalists that have gathered in Miami Beach just for this event.    This is going to be my first time at the event and I'd like to invite all of you to get tickets and join me for some fun in Miami for the Rum Renaissance Festival in 2011.      Hope to see all of you there.     ;o)