Hardly any other ritual is as significant for slowing down time as smoking a cigar. A cigar forgives no hectic and rush. And we all know the result – it not only becomes unpleasant from a sensory perspective; too much haste during smoking fundamentally reduces the pleasure. To create opportunities for retreating, for celebrating the slowness of being is a true luxury in our time that’s characterized by high speed. To further boost this coolness, the Cigar Smoking World Championship was launched in 2010. The slow smoking competition is one of the cigar industry’s most exciting events across the globe. In over 30 countries, passionados collect to meet the challenge – smoke slow and enjoy!


Dates and places:

Skopje, Macedonia, t.b.a.

Vilnius, Lithuania, t.b.a.

Dominican Republic, Procigar Festival, February 22, 2019

Warsaw, Poland, March 2, 2019

Riga, Latvia, March 9–10, 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 16, 2019

Dusseldorf, Germany, in the Cigar World Lounge, March 23, 2019

Hong Kong, China, t.b.a

Bangkok, Thailand, t.b.a

Hanoi, Vietnam, March 30, 2019

Paris, France, April 6, 2019

Beirut, Lebanon, April 13, 2019

St. Petersburg, Russia, April 19–21, 2019

Schladming, Austria, April 26–28, 2019

Makarska, Croatia, April 30, 2019

Nashville, USA, May 9–11, 2019

Dallas, USA, t.b.a.

Chicago, USA, in Biggs Mansion, t.b.a.

New York, USA, in Club Macanudo, t.b.a.

Brasilia, Brazil, t.b.a.

Copenhagen, Denmark, May 25, 2019

Helsinki, Finland, t.b.a

Oslo, Norway, in Augusto Cigar Shop, t.b.a.

Gothenburg, Sweden, June 1, 2019

Bucharest, Romania, June 8, 2019

Luxembourg, Luxembourg, June 12, 2019

Amalfi Coast, Italy, June 14, 2019

Tallinn, Estonia, June 14 & 16, 2019

Kiev, Ukraine, June 22, 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands, at Hajenius cigar shop, t.b.a.

Madrid, Spain, t.b.a.

Ljubljana, Slovenia, t.b.a.

Zurich, Switzerland, July 5, 2019

Porto Montenegro yacht marina, Montenegro, t.b.a.

London, United Kingdom, at JJ FOX, t.b.a.

In 2003, Jens Tausch introduced the hybrid format of reviewing beverages and cigars to German-language media through his articles in Cigar Journal. Since 2002, he has been leading seminars, events, and tastings that focus on spirits and/or cigars. With his business partner, Jens Tausch is also an organizer of the consumer trade show, Whisky & Tobacco Days.


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