Australian artist Gria Shead’s latest exhibition LA BELLE EPOQUE: Casinos and Cigars is inspired by the romance of the Belle Epoque and the opulence of casinos and cigars. Living and working in Sydney, Shead’s interior views of the Monte Carlo Casino complement paintings based on vintage cigar boxes.
An incredible quarter of a million dollars has been raised in one single night by cigar loving guests in Chicago to support the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation.
Swiss entrepreneur Mirko Giotto (pictured with the 2015 world champion Oleg Pedan from Russia) is the 2016 world champion in slow cigar smoking.
An extremely rare humidor hand crafted by Daniel Marshall for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger topped the charts for highest amount paid for a modern day humidor with new world cigars.
The grand finale of the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) is almost here. This year, the event deserves an epithet like “grand finale” more than ever. The world records in slow smoking have been broken several times in 2016 and the titles were switching like a seesaw between the U.S.A and Russia.
The winner will receive an unprecedented Grand Prize of a box of Gurkha Cigars each month for one year and lots of Gurkha merchandise with an estimated retail value of more than $3,000.
Cigar education informed and entertained Japanese hospitality staff recently when Intercontinental Trading Corp, an exclusive sub-distributor of Pacific Cigar Company, hosted an informative training event for ‘Habanos Point’ bar and lounge staff.
The overall competition winner and the new World Record holder in women’s category is Cosima Aichholzer. In her first attempt at slow smoking she beat the previous world record held by Christina Bartnikowski by 6 minutes
On June 18th 2016, around 40 cigar fans from Paris, but also from the USA, Turkey and Switzerland gathered at the Big Smoke Paris, the first French Cigar Smoking World Championship qualification tournament.
Havana Club has launched the Havana Club Tributo Collection, a new series of limited editions created with exceptional rum reserves set to be unveiled annually at the Cuban Habanos Festival.
Gurkha Cigars has opened its first cigar lounge in India. Cigar Lounge at Artisan is located in the heart of Mumbai’s financial business district’s Bandra Kurla complex.
The Dominican artist Fausto Ortiz has been selected as the inaugural artist to be featured in the Davidoff Lounges as part of the Art in Lounges program.