The tradition of reading aloud at cigar factories can be traced back to the year 1865. Not least because of the high rate of illiteracy and the monotony of the work, the readings garnered so much interest that the practice spread in Cuba and far beyond.
Founded by Marco Bilič, president of the international Cigar Club Mareva, the championship will celebrate its fifth anniversary this summer.
Last fall, Mexico’s premium cigar makers, in cooperation with CigarMex, hosted the first Festival del Puro Mexicano in Veracruz and San Andrés. In addition to Puros Santa Clara’s presentation of the Capa Flor brand, A. Turrent introduced a full seven new cigar lines.
Since December 2013, the Grand Hotel Park Gstaad, located in the Swiss Alps, has operated a cigar lounge in a class of its own. Even at full occupancy, there are no billows of smoke in this private lounge, elegantly outfitted in the style of a British gentlemen’s club.
Culebras number among the most eccentric formats. Their characteristic form is achieved by plaiting and binding together three still damp cigars, frequently Panatelas.
In the run-up to the fifth international Cigar Smoking World Championship, the official competition for the long smoking of a Montecristo No. 4, qualification tournaments for the championship will be held in many countries. Initiator, Marko Bilič, will personally preside over compliance with the rules at the events.
In an age in which anti-smoking legislation is taking more and more of a hold, many of us will probably be longing for the good old days of tobacco enjoyment.
From brand identity, material, printing and counterfeit protection – the spectrum of cigar bands is impressive; their utilization purposes multifaceted.