In the past few days in Brazil there have been discussions about the future of the Cohiba brand in the country. It all started due to ANVISA (Brazilian regulatory agency for food, drugs and tobacco, amoung other products) recently barring sales of the brand’s cigars. The agency had detected the presence of sorbic acid in Cohiba samples, and any substance added to tobacco products is forbidden in the country.
The cigar festival is on its third edition and became a mark on the Brazilian tobacco scenario. The 2019 event is scheduled to take place at Chachoeira, a city in the heart of the tobacco region in the country, from October 17 until 20.
In a blend tasting promoted by Habanos S.A. and Tabacuba at the Meliá Cohiba hotel in Havana, more than 60 people could try two cigars to select the final blend for the next regional edition for Phonecia Trading A.A., the biggest distributor of Cuban cigars in the world.
Only a handpicked group of journalists were allowed to taste the Trinidad figurado cigar exclusively.
When the Partagás factory moved from its traditional address the tobacco world was surprised. Now plans to remodel the building into a hotel have emerged.
Hotel W in Santiago houses a classy Casa del Habano which includes a bar with a lounge.
In Havana opened a new cigar lounge “Cohiba Atmosphere”.
New Cigar Hotspot in Buenos Aires: the Cohiba Atmosphere in the San Telmo neighborhood.
At a pleasant evening at La Casa del Habano in Sao Paulo, more than 250 guests had the opportunity to witness one of last year’s most anticipated launches first hand.
The traditional gala dinner wrapped up the XX. Habanos Festival in a night that presented two new sizes in the Partagás Maduro line.
One of the Habanos Festival 2018 innovations was the first edition of the Habanos World Challenge.
The 20th Festival del Habano is being held this week in Havana. 2000 participants from 70 countries are gathering to celebrate cigars, their history and culture.