The Cigar Smoking World Championship qualifier season is over (with the exception of the Montenegro qualifier), the slowest race on earth will end its 10th year with the Grand Finale from August 30 until September 1 in Split, Croatia. “This year’s round of qualifiers was dynamic and brought many surprises”, says Marko Bilić, founder and president of the competition and highlights: “In particular the female competitors provided great results and won several top places with impressive times.” We are taking a look at the most exciting qualifiers in 2019:
A special opening event will take place in Bodrum (Turkey) July 13, 2019 to introduce the unique Mesa Resort with a Cuban night.
The latest release from Mombacho Cigars S.A. is the first cigar to use a Nicaraguan Broadleaf wrapper. After a pre-release late 2018 in the United States and Switzerland, Casa Favilli Cigars are now shipping worldwide.
El Artista Cigars announces the launch of a new cigar brand for 2019: Buffalo TEN. “We feel this is the beginning of a great flagship product line for us,” says Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars, “not only does it smoke great but the whole package looks amazing. We have developed something that we feel cannot be beat”.
Gurkha Cigars unveils three new cigars at this year’s annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers’ convention in Las Vegas: Gurkha’s Real, Nicaragua Series and Treinta.
If you’re already looking forward to the summer issue of Cigar Journal but still don’t have a subscription, you should hurry. Because on May 15, 2019, is the last chance to put in your order for the summer edition that’s published mid-June.
Imperial Brands PLC today confirms its intention to sell its worldwide premium cigar business as part of its divestment programme.
Oliva Cigars on Tour in Russia and Poland.
The Cigar Authority Interviews Rep X
CIGAR Journal contributor NICK HAMMOND has announced that his new book – Around The World in 80 Cigars – will be published later this year.
The first CSWC Qualification event to ever happen in the Middle East was held in Beirut at Eau De Vie Phoenicia Hotel on Saturday April 13. Lebanon’s top 5-star hotel and one of it’s best lounges. Hand Rolled SAL brought the event to Lebanon and the region for the first time with over 70 cigar competitors and 20 spectators having a great night full of excitement starting with a Macanudo Fuma Tasting and Cigar Journal Magazine Blind Cigar Review in a very relaxed and friendly environment.
In a preliminary report, the Cigar Smoking World Championship organization released the current Top 20 list as of April 19, 2019.