From January 21 to 24, the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco promoted the Puro Sabor Festival 2020. After a one-year absence due to the political protests and social unrest in the country, this year’s edition revived the rhythm and brought together cigar enthusiasts from more than 30 countries.
Jesse Mariut and Steve Gherebean are both cigar passionados and they worked on Hand Rolled: A Film about Cigars, for three years.
Bertie Cigars in Hong Kong recently celebrated 2020 and the Lunar New Year with an event featuring fantastic cigars, drinks, food, and great camaraderie.
“It was a fun event, in line with Bertie’s usual style of fantastic cigars, delicious drinks, beautiful food, lots of laughs, old and new friendships, and a lucky draw,” said Eric Piras, founder of Bertie Cigars.
Guests enjoyed a range of cigars including Ashton VSG Robusto, Joya Black Robusto, Flor de Selva ‘Year of the Pig’ Toro, and Partagas Serie D No. 4, with numerous bottles of Joseph Drouhin Chablis, Billecart Salmon Champagne, Château Siaurac, and Antica Fratta.
In his welcome speech, Piras thanked guests for their support since opening in early 2019. “Feel free and at home in Bertie, your second office! In 2020 we will continue to host tasting events, Cigraal Academy masterclasses and lively Latino nights. The team and I wish you a Kung Hei Fat Choy and Happy New Year 2020.”
In March, Bertie Cigars celebrates its first anniversary and will be announcing their celebration very soon. “We will celebrate our 1st year anniversary and I am looking forward to have you all for a BIG party,” said Piras.
Event photos: https://cigraal.smugmug.com/Bertie-New-Year-VIP-event/
On 8 January, the first Habanos Specialist store in Hanoi, Vietnam was officially opened. Ms. Lianys Torres Rivera, Cuban Ambassador in Vietnam, Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Dag Holmboe, Pacific Cigar Company CEO, and business and media VIPs attended the opening event and had the opportunity to experience the art of pairing premium whisky and Cuban cigars.
The Impossible Collection of Cigars ist bei Assouline online erhältlich.
Boisdale of Canary Wharf hosted the seventh annual star-studded Cigar Smoker of The Year Awards Dinner celebrating the world’s finest cigars, producers, writers, terraces and icons. Thirty-seven year cigar veteran Daniel Marshall received the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Drew Estate announces the soft re-opening of the Cigar Safari Program, the cigar tour to Esteli, Nicaragua hosted at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate for 4 days and 3 nights.
In 2020, the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) will enter its second decade. In February, the new competition cigar – a Rocky Patel – will be presented. The first qualification tournaments will start in the United States, and we will publish the tournament schedule in time.
For the cigar enthusiast there is no better time to be at Havana than in the Meeting of Friends of Partagás. The event is recognized to gather people from all over the world to enjoy a good cigar in a very relaxing and informal atmosphere.
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Condega Cigars was on tour in Vienna last week. During their visit to various cigar stores and cigar lounges Agustin Mission from Condega Cigars could ascertain the magnificent growing of Condega Cigars in the market, and that their brand keeps on rising in popularity for both Condega lines that are established in the country (Condega…