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Three moments in a Festival

A blue smoky cloud filled the room where the preliminary to the Whisky and Cigar Challenge Contest was developing. Meanwhile, in the anteroom to the International Habanosommelier Contest, reporters were seeking the flavour of an exclusive for their newspapers. Somebody had to go to the [...]



Successful Master Lesson

The participants to the VI Habanos Festival passed a great deal of Thursday morning learning how to roll a Habano Robusto. The master cigar maker José Castelar Cairo-Cueto, who holds the Guinness record for the largest cigar in the world, imparted the Master Lesson that was ranked successful by [...]



Humidors Auction 2004

Lot No. I SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA HABANA HUMIDOR San Cristóbal de La Habana brand was introduced into the market for the first time on November 16, 1999. In spite of its recent history and due to the importance of its name and the quality of its sizes, both Habanos, SA Corporation and La Corona [...]



Awards of the Commercial Fair Conferred

Ritos, Brascuba, and Comercial Cubacafé were awarded for the Best Modular Stand Design, the Free Stand Free Design, and the Most Visited Stand, respectively, as we learned on Friday at the VI Habanos Festival Closing. The rewards were conferred upon the decision made by a jury composed of [...]



On The Way to Astonishment

Six years of Festival occurrence have gradually marked the course of Habanos S.A. strategies to develop its goods. Javier Terrés de Ercilla, Vice-President of Development, belongs to the last list of those believing that the astonishment capacity is what can never be lost. Habanos: What is your [...]



Glamour, Cinema and Habanos

“El laguito” dressed in its best garment. Guests to the Gala Supper were welcomed by the sonorities of a Big Band that played outstanding melodies. Right were the announcers when saying: the supper predicted a true party to the senses. Taking the menu on one’s hands. Lingering at the extremely [...]



Closing Afternoon Crowned

An afternoon full of surprises crowned the VI Habanos Festival closing, when the awards of the International Habanosommelier Contest and the Commercial Fair were conferred. Presided by Oscar Basulto Torres, Co-president, and Habanos S.A. vice-presidents, the event had Simon Chase, of Hunters [...]



Czech Sommelier Applauded

Ivo Dvorak, from the Czech Republic, was conferred the first award at the International Habanasommelier Contest, after undertaking a theoretical test and the selection rituals, lighting, descriptive tasting and brotherhood with diverse drinks. Dressed in his sommelier suit, Dvorak made a [...]



Ibérico Ham at VI Habano Festival

Camilo José Cela, Spain’s winner of the Nobel prize for literature and devoted fan of this exquisite product, described ibérico ham as “A morsel to be savoured by the fortunate. All those who enjoy gourmet cuisine with a passion would most centainly agree, since ibérico ham is undoubtedly one [...]



Perfect Brotherhood 2004 Whisky and Cigar Challenge

Macallan Cask Strength and Partagás Pirámide make the perfect brotherhood, according to the final verdict of the Whisky and Cigar Challenge Contest, presided by Damian Riley-Smith, director of the Scottish Whisky Magazine. A total of 400 judges gathered on Thursday afternoon to taste, together [...]