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.
In a blend tasting promoted by Habanos S.A. and Tabacuba at the Meliá Cohiba hotel in Havana, more than 60 people could try two cigars to select the final blend for the next regional edition for Phonecia Trading A.A., the biggest distributor of Cuban cigars in the world.
Plasencia Cigars has joined forces with Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911 to create Plasencia Cigars for Davidoff of Geneva Since 1911, a limited-edition belicoso.
The Venice Cigar Club organizes usually one cigar meeting every 15 days.
The second Ladies’ Smoke Night will take place at The Carnegie Club on Wednesday, April 24th.
Alan Rubin, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. founder, announced today his acquisition of Lars Tetens Brands.
Cigar World Duesseldorf by Tabac Benden hosted the 2019 German qualifier tournament for this year’s 10th Cigar Smoking World Championship on March 23. Mr Hauke Walter, the reigning world champion, participated to defend his title as champion of Germany as well. He won the „race“ again (143 minutes), finishing just one minute after Mr Tobias Maschke (144 minutes). The third place went to Mr Henrik We (136 minutes), son of Mrs Martina Kleinlagel who is on the top 20 list worldwide. The slowest female participant was – of course, one might say – Mrs Patricia Benden, the woman world champion.
In their podcast on January 12, 2019 “The Cigar Authority” took a look at one of the most debated things in the cigar industry, and that is cigar etiquette. The so-called 10 Commandments of being a good brother or sister of the leaf. The list has been put together by Miguel M. Schoedel, National Sales Manager Crowned Heads.
Diadema S.p.A., distributor of Habanos for Italy has the great pleasure of officially announcing the opening of the third Casa del Habano of our country, after those of Milano and Roma.
The Riga Whisky Festival will take place in May, 24-26.