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Usually rum fuels the party, this time the party is all about rum. This coming week (May 5-9), Miami Beach will play host to the Rum Renaissance Festival.

Mark your calendars now for one of the premier international rum events in May as the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival presents a unique and exciting celebration of the finest rums in the world…featuring a slew of great VIP parties, a grand exhibition of the best rums in the world, celebrity seminars and workshops, an opportunity to rub shoulders with dignitaries and notable experts, rum competitions, plus a big beach and pool party event. We’ll be celebrating island cultures and the bon vivant lifestyle with hot music, great food and an amazing array of tropical libations.

Win Free Tickets is giving away tickets to this amazing event. To enter for a chance to win, send an email to [email protected] with your name and contact details.  They’ll draw two names at random on Monday, May 3rd and ship a pair of tickets to the winners ASAP!!  Only one entry is necessary and you must be 21 to win.

The Location

Rum Renaissance takes place in the sub-tropical wonderland of Miami’s golden beaches at the world famous Raleigh South Beach Resort.

One of the finest boutique hotels on the strip, with a stunning outdoor pool area and private beach, The Raleigh is our choice for the finest venue on South Beach.

Sample the world’s finest rums in this magical setting amongst the palm trees, the gentle ocean breezes and the natural beauty of South Florida.

The Grand Tasting Event

The Grand Rum Tasting Exhibition on Saturday, May 8 will include a plethora of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond. Sample the finest rums from each island, from each category and from each notable brand.

The Celebrity Seminars

Seminars and lectures will be presented by a veritable who’s who list of experts from the rum manufacturing, distilling and blending world, as well as luminaries of the cocktail mixologists universe, offering insightful programs to consumers and members of the trade.

The Rum Tasting Competition

Rum Renaissance is host to the world-famous RumXP competition, where 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.

The Bartender’s Tiki Face-Off Competition

Top-rated bartenders and mixologists from the best venues in the United States and England will compete for bragging rights to the best tiki team on the planet.

The VIP Parties

Be there for these very special rum-themed events, hosted by the best rum companies in the world and great locations around Miami Beach, featuring fine rums, great food, music and island culture.

The Tropical Libations

The world’s finest bartenders and mixologists will be in attendance, producing exotic libations with world-class rums to delight and amaze rum enthusiasts.

The Big Bang Beach And Pool Party

On Sunday, May 9, we’ll all gather around the pool at the Raleigh South Beach Resort from noon to 5pm to enjoy the sun and fun. Chill out, decompress, mingle with rum experts and enthusiasts from around the world and enjoy living the great rum lifestyle on the beach.

Experience the world’s best rums, including Abuelo, Appleton, Atlantico, Bacardi, Barcelo, Barrilito, Berkshire Mountain, Brugal, Caldas, Cartavio, Chairman’s Reserve, Sgt. Classick, Clement, Cruzan, Dictador, Diplomatico, Don Q, Dos Maderas, Flor De Caña, JM, Koloa, Leblon, Mahiki, Matusalem, Montanya, Ocumare, Palo Viejo, Plantation, Pussers, Ron Llave, Seven Tiki, St. Aubin, Santa Teresa, Skipper Demerara Rum, Tommy Bahama, Vizcaya, Zacapa, Zafra, Zaya and more.

Make plans now to experience Rum Renaissance Festival in Miami — May 5-9, 2010. Purchase tickets online.

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