New Humidor H. Upmann Humidor

Habanos S.A. presents the H. Upmann Humidor which is the result of the skilled hands of Cuban craftsmen to commemorate the 160 anniversary of the brand. Herman Upmann was a banker from Germany who so loved Cuban cigars that he moved to Havana in 1844 and set up as both...

2004 Apr , 21

Awards Cohiba Rights to Cuban Cigar Company

A federal judge has ruled in favor of Cubatabaco, the Cuban cigar company, in a trademark dispute over the US rights to Cohiba, the cigar brand that obtained international fame as the favorite of Cuban President Fidel Castro. In New York, the judge Robert W. Sweet Jr., of the United...

2004 Apr , 2

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

“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

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

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

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

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 assessment of the...

2004 Feb , 27

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 of...

2004 Feb , 26

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 with the Habanos Montecristi No. 2...

2004 Feb , 26


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