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Churchills of Romeo y Julieta brand were tasted

Churchills of Romeo y Julieta brand were tasted

La Habana, February 25, 2004.- The Sixth Edition of the Habano Festival has paid a special homage to Sir Winston Churchill, one of the most illustrious smokers of Habanos cigars. His passion for Cuban black tobacco gave origin to one of its best known formats, the Churchill, originally manufactured at...

2004 May , 25
Analysing a Luxury Market

Analysing a Luxury Market

A statistical analysis of the luxury market and its repercussion on current society’s life style evolution gathered the board members Olivier de Croissant, St Dupont; Almudena Rodríguez, Ogilvy and Susana Campuzano, author of the book El Universo del Lujo (The Universe of Luxury) during the International Seminar that opened on...

2004 May , 24
Successful Master Lesson

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 the...

2004 May , 20
Hearty Impulse

Hearty Impulse

Portugal is participating for the first time at the Commercial Fair and, during this VI edition of the Habanos Festival, she does so by launching a new brand: Montecristo Deleggend. Within the exhibition framework, Habanos talks to Rui Graça – who is responsible for Montecristo textile branch – about the...

2004 May , 20
Three moments in a Festival

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 corridors to take a pure...

2004 May , 20
Closing Afternoon Crowned

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 and Frankau Company, on the dais, who made...

2004 Feb , 27
Glamour, Cinema and Habanos

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...

2004 Feb , 27
Awards of the Commercial Fair Conferred

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 prestigious communicators...

2004 Feb , 27
Humidors Auction 2004

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,...

2004 Feb , 27
Czech Sommelier Applauded

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 theoretical test, and proposed the brotherhood between an Hoyos...

2004 Feb , 27

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