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Category: 6th Habanos Festival

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 [...]



Presentation of Montecristo Fashion Project

With and elegant exhibition, “Arcotêxteis” industrial group presented this Thursday the Montecristo Fashion Project, which is included within the strategy of diversification of brands owned by Habanos S.A. Corporation. The Iberian market is where Montecristo Deleggend collections will be [...]



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 [...]



Royalty in the Iberian Ham

As an unavoidable exquisiteness was the Royal Iberian Ham ranked during its presentation and tasting, on Thursday, at El Bucán Restaurant, in the Conventions Palace. Miguel Ulibarri, Manager of the Consortium of the most emblematic Iberian ham producing companies in Spain, was in charge of the [...]



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 [...]



The “Luxury Fair” is Back

With over 154 exhibitors and 47 stands was the Commercial Fair of the VI Habanos Festival inaugurated yesterday, an occasion that traditionally brings the professionals of this sector together, and where you can get any kind of goods relating to tasting the Cuban cigar. The opening speech was [...]



International Seminar Started

On tuesday the International Seminar of the VI Habanos Festival was inaugurated with the assistance of Manuel Garcia Morejon, Commercial Vice-President of the Habanos S.A. Corporation. Among the planned activities offered during this event was, the Master Class “How to roll a Robusto [...]



Miguel Barnet Imparts a Master Lecture

Miquel Barnet, President of the Fernando Ortíz Foundation and Vice-President of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) attended for the first time the International Seminar taking place within the framework of the Habanos Festival in order to impart a Master Lecture. The link of Havana [...]



Preliminary Habanosommelier Contest

The preliminary to the 3rd International Habanosommelier Contest began with a theoretical test. This event is greatly accepted by those amateurs requiring good advisory when choosing an Habano. Simon Chase, President of the English company Hunters and Frankau, led the jury composed of Helmut [...]



Preliminar Whisky and Cigar Challenger

Twenty-seven connoisseurs from different nationalities tasted yesterday 8 whisky brands enhanced with the fragrant flavour of two prestigious Habanos. Damian Riley Smith, director of the Scottish publication Whisky Magazine, presided over the tasting ceremony and pointed out that the most [...]