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Cigar Smoking World Championship 2014

Global Gathering: The 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship in Split

Global Gathering: The 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship in Split

Nick Hammond gladly swaps the leaden skies of London to witness the 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship in Split. Under a sunsplashed Dalmatian sky, cigar smokers from across the planet gather as one. They came for the competition and they are here to celebrate the brotherhood surrounding the hand-rolled cigar.

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Qualification Tournaments for the 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship

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.

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Encuentros de Amigos de Partagás – Patrons of Partagás

The Partagás meetings started in the Nineties. The casa’s then manager, Abel Expósito Diaz, initiated these one-week events by including the employees from the Partagás factory, which gave Habanos fans the unique opportunity to personally meet the experts who manufacture their beloved cigars. Following an interim solution last year, Grecia Anely Quiñones Marrero, has now taken over the reins.

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Festival del Habano: Cuba uncovers Blending

This year, at the Festival del Habano, Cuba ventured something new: for the first time, with the new Le Hoyo de San Juan, from the Hoyo de Monterrey series, the focus is put on the blend and makes the origin of its tobaccos transparent. The festival drew visitors from over 80 countries, on offer was a colorful program.

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ProCigar Festival 2014: Dinner with “My” Cigar Manufacturer

The 250 attendees at the ProCigar Festival come from all over the world, like the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, Russia, Singapore and China. At the already seventh annual festival in the Dominican Republic they get good food and drinks, while learning about where your cigars actually come from.

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Do Ring Gauges divide Generations?

On Friday after Christmas, Simon Chase found himself in St. James’s Street, where on the corner lies Davidoff of London. Usually he would have called in advance to see who was in, so imagine his delight when he found Edward Sahakian, the proprietor, and his son Eddie there to greet him. For the next hour and a half he enjoyed a discussion on the state of the cigar world, which he shall treasure for a long time.

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