• 19th Cuban Cigar Festival opens after strong 2016 sales

    The 19th Cuban Cigar Festival opened in Havana on Monday with the industry in a buoyant mood following encouraging sales figures for 2016. Despite uncertainties in the global economy and the threat of anti-smoking laws, Cuban cigar sales rose last year. CGTN’s Michael Voss reports from Havana.

    published: 28 Feb 2017
  • The 19th Habano Festival Gala Evening

    The biggest international event of the Habano tobacco culture comes to a close. The Gala Evening provided a fitting end that saw the presentation of the new Linea 1935, the brand’s most premium offer. Guests at the evening celebration could taste the three vitolas of the novel Línea 1935: Maltés (53 x 153 mm) and Dumas (49 x 130 mm), while Leyenda (55 x 165 mmm) takes the form of the Montecristo 80 Aniversario. The traditional Humidores Auction provided the finishing touches to the Festival. An exquisite Bolivar-branded humidified cigar box was put up for auction. The seven lots auctioned raised a total of €1,265,000, which will be donated in full to the Cuban Public Health System.

    published: 04 Mar 2017
  • The Opening of the 19th Habano Cigar Festival and trade fair tour Feb 2017

    The opening of the 19th Habanos cigar Festival and trade fair tour 27th Feb 2017 The Festival’s Trade show Opens “It’s our pleasure to welcome you all to this festival. The trade show has no doubt turned out to be one of the event’s major activities, a place to share technical and commercial views among producers, providers, handcrafters, collectors and businesspeople linked to the realm of Habanos,” said Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, during his keynote opening speech. This time around, the fair is harboring 67 stands and booth from different countries, one of the largest turnouts in the history of the festival. Several products and items, directly or indirectly related to Habanos, are getting a lot of media hype, ranging from smokers’ accessories to...

    published: 13 Mar 2017
  • CUBA CIGAR FESTIVAL 2013 [HD]

    CUBA CIGAR FESTIVAL 2013 [HD]

    published: 04 Mar 2013
  • Cohiba Cuban Cigar Factory Tour 2016 Havana Cigar Festival February highlight reel

    Grab a cigar & Travel to the Cuban Cigar Festival with SEGALandCIGARS.com Feel the sensations of being there with the sights sounds flavors & music of HAVANA, Cuba & the cigar factory of COHIBA El Laguito & the old US Cars cruising the Malecon of Havana

    published: 13 Nov 2016
  • The visit to Habanos factories La Corona and H.Upmann at the Habanos Cigar Festival 26 Feb 2015

    Aficionados, journalists, experts and business people linked to the realm of tobacco agreed to say this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Most of them never believed there could be such a wonderful world concealed behind a Cuban cigar. The H. Upmann factory, located on Belascoain Street on the corner of Peñalver, produces the Montecristo vitolas, one of the most sought-after habano brands in the world and a benchmark in terms of international taste. Its cigar rollers will be tasked this year with the making of the Montecristo 80 Aniversario commemorative vitola, selected to mark birth of this brand back in 1935. For its part, La Corona, on 20 de Mayo Avenue on the corner of Línea del Ferrocarril, stands as the main house of the Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey and San Cristóbal de La...

    published: 18 Mar 2015
  • Puro Sabor 2016 Nicaraguan Cigar Festival

    Puro Sabor 2016 in Nicaragua. Tours of Flor de Caña rum factory, Joya de Nicaragua, AJ Fernandez, Placencia Cigars and many more. Visit Nicaragua and enjoy the culture of cigars and hospitality. Join me next year during Puro Sabor 6th annual Nicaragua festival of tobacco January 16-21, 2017. Feel free to contact me with any questions! Cheers! Visit www.cigarvixen.com to read full review of Puro Sabor festival.

    published: 14 Mar 2016
  • Habanos Cigar Festival 2015 - La Corona Factory Tour

    Alex from http://www.cigarbunch.com attends the Habanos Cigar Festival 2015 La Corona Factory Tour http://www.cigarbunch.com

    published: 02 Mar 2015
  • Up in smoke: Longest ash contest at Cuban cigar fest in Havana

    Hundreds of cigar afficionados took part in an unusual contest at Havana's cigar festival on Thursday: a competion to see who could keep the longest unbroken ash. Competitors puffed away at H Upmann Sir Winstons - formidable seven-inch (178 millimetre) Cuban cigars, chosen by the sponsors, the Tabacuba Company. The winner is to be announced on Friday. But it will be hard to top 67-year-old Olivia Terri from Cuba, who smoked her cigar down to a stub that checked in at 0.35 inches (0.9 centimetres) after the ash fell. euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a euronews is available in 14 languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitt...

    published: 28 Feb 2014
  • Americans puff away at Cuba cigar festival

    For tobacco aficionados, Havana's Annual Cigar Festival is arguably the most prestigious in the world. For the first time, Americans are joining in the celebrations. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Havana. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 04 Mar 2016
  • Cuban cigar 'longest ash' competition sparks up in Havana

    Hundreds of stogie aficionados gathered in Havana for an unusual competition for the longest unbroken ash at Cuba's annual cigar festival. Report by Claire Lomas.

    published: 27 Feb 2015
  • How to roll a Cuban Cigar at the 6th Latin America Food Festival (Kuala Lumpur)

    The cigars were R55 to R65 or $17 to $20 each at the 6th Latin America Food Festival in front of Low Yat Plaza (Kuala Lumpur).

    published: 18 May 2014
  • Cigars of Habano SA at XIX Festiva Habano Club George VIP reporting from Havana Cuba

    Cigars fetured at the Festival Habano

    published: 15 Mar 2017
  • 2016 Havana Cigar Festival: Event Video

    The XVIII Habanos Festival in Havana concluded last Friday with a closing gala that was celebrated in Pabexpo in the residential neighborhood of Siboney. It was a long comprehensive week when hundreds of cigar lovers from all over the world participated in numerous activities that included tastings, visits to the plantations as well as the to the legendary cigar factory of El Laguito, where all Cohibas are made. The central theme of the closing gala was the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Cohiba. Throughout the night guests had the chance to enjoy the music of Cuban luminaries like Chucho Valdés as well as international artists like Uruguayan Jorge Drexler and the Spanish flamenco singer Estrella Morente. During the multi-course dinner, guests smoked a range of Cohiba cigars such ...

    published: 08 Mar 2016
  • Thousands take part in annual Cuban Cigar Festival

    Havana, Cuba - 3 March 2007 1. Pan right of the Expo-Cuba ballroom, with people seated enjoying their meals 2. Close-up woman lighting cigar 3. Medium of couple smoking 4. Zoom in Alex Castro (Cuban leader Fidel Castro's son) smoking 5. Medium of Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart (Fidel's son) seated 6. Various of humidors, or cigar cabinets 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Oscar Basulto, Co-President Habanos SA: "We think it went well and we met expectations. As with anything else, we could do better and will try to do so next year." 8. Cuba's most famous tobacco planter, Alejandro Robaina seated (left) at table 9. Mid of man bidding 10. Wide of auctioneer on stage 11. Mid of man bidding 12. UPSOUND (English) Simon Chase, Auctioneer: "270-thousand Euros (356-thousand US dollars) going twice!...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Luxury Economy: Havana Cigar Festival heats up Cuba's economy

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    published: 02 Mar 2016
  • Longest ash contest at Cuba cigar fest

    Hundreds of cigar afficionados took part in an unusual contest at Havana's cigar festival on Thursday: a competition to see who could keep the longest unbroken ash.

    published: 28 Feb 2014
  • HABANOS NEW CIGAR LINE UP 2017

    From Havana Cuba, Jasim will show you the latest amazing releases of Habanos 2017.One of this year main releases is the launch of H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011 (47 x 178 mm), in which the filler, binder and wrapper leaves used have undergone a long and careful five-year aging process. This is the first Gran Reserva by H. Upmann, and is presented in a unique and exclusive selection of only 5,000 numbered cases. The Welcome Evening of the Festival will be dedicated to H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011, which will take place this afternoon at the Club Habana, an historic venue in Havana.The new design of the Quai D’Orsay brand will be also presented in the XIX Habano Festival. It includes two new vitolas in its portfolio, No 50 (50 x 110 mm) and No 54 (54 x135 mm), in order to...

    published: 13 May 2017
  • Hava-Havana - Habanos Festival - Cuban-Cigar-Festival-2010

    Havana's annual Habanos Cigar Festival. February 22nd 2010 - 26th February 2010. The launch of the new Behike (BHK-56-54-52)

    published: 17 Mar 2010
  • Americans travel to Cuba for Havana Cigar Festival

    The Unites States is the world's largest cigar market, but because of the U.S. trade embargo, it is not allowed to import Cuban cigars. Now, with improved relations and an easing of travel restrictions, more Americans are heading to the island to sample Cuban cigars for themselves. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports from the Havana Cigar Festival.

    published: 04 Mar 2016
  • Shopping for Cuban Cigars in Havana

    U.S. President Barack Obama announced in January that American tourists can bring home $100 of rum and cigars from Cuba following the historic rapprochement between the two countries. The 17th Cigar Festival held in Havana was the first after the two countries started talks to normalize ties.

    published: 10 Apr 2015
  • Gala Dinner Habanos Cigar Festival 2016 Cuba Cohiba Humidor Auction

    Alex from http://www.cigarbunch.com attends Gala Dinner Habanos Festival 2016 Cohiba Humidor Auction http://www.cigarbunch.com

    published: 08 Mar 2016
  • Cuban Cigar Festival Lights up Havana

    The latest sales figures for Cuban cigars, announced at the opening of the annual Havana Cigar Festival, saw turnover increase 447 million dollars. That's an increase of 8% over the previous year. CCTV's Michael Voss has more. Subscribe to BizAsiaAmerica: http://goo.gl/FMKaBj Follow CCTV America: Twitter: http://bit.ly/15oqHSy Facebook: http://on.fb.me/172VKne »» Watch CCTV America 7:00pm -- 9:00pm EST daily «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 New York CityTime Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los AngelesCharter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite NationwideDISH TV - Channel 279

    published: 25 Feb 2014
  • Havana Cigar Festival heats up Cuba's economy

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    published: 02 Mar 2016
  • Havanathon 2015 Brisbane, Friends of Habanos

    Australian/Cuban Cigar Festival 2015

    published: 03 Nov 2015
  • Cuban Cigar festival hosts masterclass in cigar rolling

    The Cuban Cigar Festival annually draws thousands of enthusiasts from around the world. This year, visitors are getting the chance to learn the secrets of the trade. CGTN’s Michael Voss reports from Havana.

    published: 04 Mar 2017
  • Cuban Cigar Habanos Festival Cuban Women show that cigar contests aren’t just a guy thing

    published: 18 Mar 2017
  • Montecristo Churchill Anejados Cuban Cigar and festive street scenes

    published: 07 Dec 2016
  • Festival del Habano XIX: Trade Show

    The annual Cuban cigar festival's trade show, hosted in Havana Cuba on Feb. 27, 2017.

    published: 10 Mar 2017
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19th Cuban Cigar Festival opens after strong 2016 sales

19th Cuban Cigar Festival opens after strong 2016 sales

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The 19th Cuban Cigar Festival opened in Havana on Monday with the industry in a buoyant mood following encouraging sales figures for 2016. Despite uncertainties in the global economy and the threat of anti-smoking laws, Cuban cigar sales rose last year. CGTN’s Michael Voss reports from Havana.
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The 19th Habano Festival Gala Evening

The 19th Habano Festival Gala Evening

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The biggest international event of the Habano tobacco culture comes to a close. The Gala Evening provided a fitting end that saw the presentation of the new Linea 1935, the brand’s most premium offer. Guests at the evening celebration could taste the three vitolas of the novel Línea 1935: Maltés (53 x 153 mm) and Dumas (49 x 130 mm), while Leyenda (55 x 165 mmm) takes the form of the Montecristo 80 Aniversario. The traditional Humidores Auction provided the finishing touches to the Festival. An exquisite Bolivar-branded humidified cigar box was put up for auction. The seven lots auctioned raised a total of €1,265,000, which will be donated in full to the Cuban Public Health System.
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The Opening of the 19th Habano Cigar Festival and trade fair tour Feb 2017

The Opening of the 19th Habano Cigar Festival and trade fair tour Feb 2017

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The opening of the 19th Habanos cigar Festival and trade fair tour 27th Feb 2017 The Festival’s Trade show Opens “It’s our pleasure to welcome you all to this festival. The trade show has no doubt turned out to be one of the event’s major activities, a place to share technical and commercial views among producers, providers, handcrafters, collectors and businesspeople linked to the realm of Habanos,” said Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, during his keynote opening speech. This time around, the fair is harboring 67 stands and booth from different countries, one of the largest turnouts in the history of the festival. Several products and items, directly or indirectly related to Habanos, are getting a lot of media hype, ranging from smokers’ accessories to art and gourmet utensils. Havana Club S.A., Cuba Ron S.A., Humidif Group, Promo Cigar and Coiba are some of the companies showcasing their products this year.
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CUBA CIGAR FESTIVAL 2013 [HD]

CUBA CIGAR FESTIVAL 2013 [HD]

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CUBA CIGAR FESTIVAL 2013 [HD]
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Cohiba Cuban Cigar Factory Tour 2016 Havana Cigar Festival February highlight reel

Cohiba Cuban Cigar Factory Tour 2016 Havana Cigar Festival February highlight reel

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  • Updated: 13 Nov 2016
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Grab a cigar & Travel to the Cuban Cigar Festival with SEGALandCIGARS.com Feel the sensations of being there with the sights sounds flavors & music of HAVANA, Cuba & the cigar factory of COHIBA El Laguito & the old US Cars cruising the Malecon of Havana
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The visit to Habanos factories La Corona and H.Upmann at the Habanos Cigar Festival  26 Feb 2015

The visit to Habanos factories La Corona and H.Upmann at the Habanos Cigar Festival 26 Feb 2015

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  • Updated: 18 Mar 2015
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Aficionados, journalists, experts and business people linked to the realm of tobacco agreed to say this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Most of them never believed there could be such a wonderful world concealed behind a Cuban cigar. The H. Upmann factory, located on Belascoain Street on the corner of Peñalver, produces the Montecristo vitolas, one of the most sought-after habano brands in the world and a benchmark in terms of international taste. Its cigar rollers will be tasked this year with the making of the Montecristo 80 Aniversario commemorative vitola, selected to mark birth of this brand back in 1935. For its part, La Corona, on 20 de Mayo Avenue on the corner of Línea del Ferrocarril, stands as the main house of the Romeo y Julieta, Hoyo de Monterrey and San Cristóbal de La Habana brands. From here they reach out to countless markets around the globe, including the Romeo y Julieta Gran Reserva, hand-rolled cigars that have been aged for five to eight years. In this factory, some 625 employees –a majority of them with vast experience in this trade- churn out over 30,000 cigars on a daily basis. Quality controllers, hand rollers, labelers, ringers, readers, that is, men and women linked to habanos, answered pleasantly all the questions asked by guests, who eventually left fully pleased for having learned a little bit more about the world’s best tobacco.
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Puro Sabor 2016 Nicaraguan Cigar Festival

Puro Sabor 2016 Nicaraguan Cigar Festival

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  • Updated: 14 Mar 2016
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Puro Sabor 2016 in Nicaragua. Tours of Flor de Caña rum factory, Joya de Nicaragua, AJ Fernandez, Placencia Cigars and many more. Visit Nicaragua and enjoy the culture of cigars and hospitality. Join me next year during Puro Sabor 6th annual Nicaragua festival of tobacco January 16-21, 2017. Feel free to contact me with any questions! Cheers! Visit www.cigarvixen.com to read full review of Puro Sabor festival.
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Habanos Cigar Festival 2015 - La Corona Factory Tour

Habanos Cigar Festival 2015 - La Corona Factory Tour

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  • Updated: 02 Mar 2015
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Alex from http://www.cigarbunch.com attends the Habanos Cigar Festival 2015 La Corona Factory Tour http://www.cigarbunch.com
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Up in smoke: Longest ash contest at Cuban cigar fest in Havana

Up in smoke: Longest ash contest at Cuban cigar fest in Havana

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  • Updated: 28 Feb 2014
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Hundreds of cigar afficionados took part in an unusual contest at Havana's cigar festival on Thursday: a competion to see who could keep the longest unbroken ash. Competitors puffed away at H Upmann Sir Winstons - formidable seven-inch (178 millimetre) Cuban cigars, chosen by the sponsors, the Tabacuba Company. The winner is to be announced on Friday. But it will be hard to top 67-year-old Olivia Terri from Cuba, who smoked her cigar down to a stub that checked in at 0.35 inches (0.9 centimetres) after the ash fell. euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a euronews is available in 14 languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU In English: Website: http://www.euronews.com/news Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronews Google+: http://google.com/+euronews VKontakte: http://vk.com/en.euronews
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Americans puff away at Cuba cigar festival

Americans puff away at Cuba cigar festival

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  • Updated: 04 Mar 2016
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For tobacco aficionados, Havana's Annual Cigar Festival is arguably the most prestigious in the world. For the first time, Americans are joining in the celebrations. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Havana. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Cuban cigar 'longest ash' competition sparks up in Havana

Cuban cigar 'longest ash' competition sparks up in Havana

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  • Updated: 27 Feb 2015
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Hundreds of stogie aficionados gathered in Havana for an unusual competition for the longest unbroken ash at Cuba's annual cigar festival. Report by Claire Lomas.
https://wn.com/Cuban_Cigar_'Longest_Ash'_Competition_Sparks_Up_In_Havana
How to roll a Cuban Cigar at the 6th Latin America Food Festival (Kuala Lumpur)

How to roll a Cuban Cigar at the 6th Latin America Food Festival (Kuala Lumpur)

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  • Updated: 18 May 2014
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The cigars were R55 to R65 or $17 to $20 each at the 6th Latin America Food Festival in front of Low Yat Plaza (Kuala Lumpur).
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Cigars of Habano SA at XIX Festiva Habano Club George VIP reporting from Havana Cuba

Cigars of Habano SA at XIX Festiva Habano Club George VIP reporting from Havana Cuba

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Cigars fetured at the Festival Habano
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2016 Havana Cigar Festival: Event Video

2016 Havana Cigar Festival: Event Video

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  • Updated: 08 Mar 2016
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The XVIII Habanos Festival in Havana concluded last Friday with a closing gala that was celebrated in Pabexpo in the residential neighborhood of Siboney. It was a long comprehensive week when hundreds of cigar lovers from all over the world participated in numerous activities that included tastings, visits to the plantations as well as the to the legendary cigar factory of El Laguito, where all Cohibas are made. The central theme of the closing gala was the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Cohiba. Throughout the night guests had the chance to enjoy the music of Cuban luminaries like Chucho Valdés as well as international artists like Uruguayan Jorge Drexler and the Spanish flamenco singer Estrella Morente. During the multi-course dinner, guests smoked a range of Cohiba cigars such as the newly released Cohiba Medio Siglo as well as a Cohiba Robusto, a Cohiba Maduro 5 and a Cohiba Behike 54. The humidor auction raised a total of 865,000 Euros for the Cuban healthcare system. The commemorative Cohiba humidor, a cabinet laminated with Vuelta Abajo tobacco leaves framed in 24-karat gold paper containing 50 50th Aniversarios, attracted the highest bid, 320,000 Euros. It was an exceptional night and one of the finest since the inception of the festival. Enjoy the video. For more videos, please visit http://www.jamessuckling.com
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Thousands take part in annual Cuban Cigar Festival

Thousands take part in annual Cuban Cigar Festival

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Havana, Cuba - 3 March 2007 1. Pan right of the Expo-Cuba ballroom, with people seated enjoying their meals 2. Close-up woman lighting cigar 3. Medium of couple smoking 4. Zoom in Alex Castro (Cuban leader Fidel Castro's son) smoking 5. Medium of Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart (Fidel's son) seated 6. Various of humidors, or cigar cabinets 7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Oscar Basulto, Co-President Habanos SA: "We think it went well and we met expectations. As with anything else, we could do better and will try to do so next year." 8. Cuba's most famous tobacco planter, Alejandro Robaina seated (left) at table 9. Mid of man bidding 10. Wide of auctioneer on stage 11. Mid of man bidding 12. UPSOUND (English) Simon Chase, Auctioneer: "270-thousand Euros (356-thousand US dollars) going twice! Goes for 270-thousand!" (man standing next to auctioneer translating into Spanish) 13. Highest bidder walking onto the stage and shaking auctioneer's hand 14. Pan right highest bidder standing next to humidor FILE: 1961-1962, location unknown (++NO AUDIO++) 15. Cuban leader Fidel Castro pulling cigar from pocket and showing it 16. Various of Castro smoking cigar with Che Guevara (former leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas) FILE: 29 January 2007, location unknown 17. Medium of Castro greeting Venezuelian President Hugo Chavez UPSOUND (Spanish) Hugo Chavez, Venezuelian President: "Millions (m), this hug is from millions; it's not from me. This sentiment is from millions. We admire you and love you. We need you and follow you step by step." 18. Close-up Castro drinking juice from glass UPSOUND (Spanish) Fidel Castro, Cuban leader: "I had a fall and haven't yet finished rehabilitating and now this happens. I told the people this is far from being a lost battle." 19. Wide of Castro and Chavez seated and talking STORYLINE Passion comes in many forms, and for hundreds visiting Cuba this month, it's brown, rolled and good with brandy. Cigar fanatics, deterred by neither money nor distance, travel across the world and pay thousands of US dollars to experience the world's finest cigars. Each year elaborate humidors, or cigar cabinets, are auctioned off for good causes and on Saturday one man paid a record 356-thousand US dollars for an unsigned humidor. Normally a small number of finely crafted humidors are signed by the Cuban leader Fidel Castro, but due to his poor health this was the first year he has been unable to do so. Castro has not attended a cigar festival in four years, but has never failed to send the autographed humidors for the auction night. Those making the pilgrimage to Cuba for the annual Havana cigar festival say the smokes bring them pleasure, peace and, often, big bucks. Participants at the festival visit cigar factories and plantations and network with distributors at trade fairs and seminars. Oscar Basulto, Co-President Habanos SA said the expo had met all of the expectations, but promised bigger and better things for next year's festival. All around the expo people could be seen enjoying a cigar or two including the ailing leader's sons Alex Castro and Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart. Royalty, celebrities and Castro, who quit smoking cigars over ten years ago have previously attended the extravagant dinner. Cigars are one of Cuba's most important exports, worth about 340 million (m) US dollars annually. Spain is Cuba's top customer. Europe in general buys up 66 per cent of the island's cigar exports, followed by countries in the Americas, not including the United States, and the Middle East, according to Habanos S.A., Cuba's cigar marketing firm. Trade restrictions against communist Cuba prevent the island's cigars from entering the US market. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/77f1b7c3ca4dc57b6a32161e49520a5f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Luxury Economy: Havana Cigar Festival heats up Cuba's economy

Luxury Economy: Havana Cigar Festival heats up Cuba's economy

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  • Updated: 02 Mar 2016
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Longest ash contest at Cuba cigar fest

Longest ash contest at Cuba cigar fest

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  • Updated: 28 Feb 2014
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Hundreds of cigar afficionados took part in an unusual contest at Havana's cigar festival on Thursday: a competition to see who could keep the longest unbroken ash.
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HABANOS NEW CIGAR LINE UP 2017

HABANOS NEW CIGAR LINE UP 2017

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From Havana Cuba, Jasim will show you the latest amazing releases of Habanos 2017.One of this year main releases is the launch of H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011 (47 x 178 mm), in which the filler, binder and wrapper leaves used have undergone a long and careful five-year aging process. This is the first Gran Reserva by H. Upmann, and is presented in a unique and exclusive selection of only 5,000 numbered cases. The Welcome Evening of the Festival will be dedicated to H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011, which will take place this afternoon at the Club Habana, an historic venue in Havana.The new design of the Quai D’Orsay brand will be also presented in the XIX Habano Festival. It includes two new vitolas in its portfolio, No 50 (50 x 110 mm) and No 54 (54 x135 mm), in order to create an attractive brand portfolio that will be available worldwide through the Habanos international distribution network. The brand Romeo y Julieta presents Petit Royales (47 x 95 mm), a totally new vitola that will join this product portfolio, with a heavy ring gauge and short length, a format that is increasingly appreciated by the current Habano lovers.In the press conference hosted by Leopoldo Cintra González, Commercial Vice-president from Habanos, S.A. and Javier Terrés de Ercilla, Development Vice-president from Habanos, S.A., it has been introduced the main launches for this year, in particular the new Línea 1935 from Montecristo. This new line takes its name from the year of this legendary brand foundation being the premium line of the Montecristo brand. The new Línea 1935 has three vitolas, Maltés (53×153 mm), Dumas (49 x 130 mm) and Leyenda (55 x 165 mm). The first two vitolas are brand new vitolas in the Habanos portfolio, and the third one takes the form of the special limited edition Montecristo 80 Aniversario, launched in 2015 to commemorate the brand’s 80th Anniversary. The Habanos of Montecristo Línea 1935 have a new and differentiated presentation and a full strength flavour blend for the first time in this brand.Jasim Ahmed - Cigar Sommelier, Cigar Expert and Official Master of Habanos in the UAE. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cigar... info - jasim.ahmed@baqermohebi.com I have traveled all the way to Cuba to train with the greatest Formador, and I have got the Highest Degree of training at the Master Curso at Havana, but Cigar education is only the starting point – nobody becomes a true expert just after some training or few smoked sticks. What is extremely important, however, is to acquire the right methodology, the notions and to use the appropriate terminology to avoid misconceptions which are very easy traps to fall into given the complex nature of the subject and the wide varieties of cigars available on the market. As Cigar Sense wrote in a great article, what really matter are practice, practice, practice in tasting and in advising customers, and a lot of eagerness to learn, and of course passion and commitment. I still have a lot to learn and I hope to do it with all of you! Thanks for your support and enjoy the Channel.
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Hava-Havana - Habanos Festival - Cuban-Cigar-Festival-2010

Hava-Havana - Habanos Festival - Cuban-Cigar-Festival-2010

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Havana's annual Habanos Cigar Festival. February 22nd 2010 - 26th February 2010. The launch of the new Behike (BHK-56-54-52)
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Americans travel to Cuba for Havana Cigar Festival

Americans travel to Cuba for Havana Cigar Festival

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The Unites States is the world's largest cigar market, but because of the U.S. trade embargo, it is not allowed to import Cuban cigars. Now, with improved relations and an easing of travel restrictions, more Americans are heading to the island to sample Cuban cigars for themselves. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports from the Havana Cigar Festival.
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Shopping for Cuban Cigars in Havana

Shopping for Cuban Cigars in Havana

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U.S. President Barack Obama announced in January that American tourists can bring home $100 of rum and cigars from Cuba following the historic rapprochement between the two countries. The 17th Cigar Festival held in Havana was the first after the two countries started talks to normalize ties.
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Gala Dinner Habanos Cigar Festival 2016 Cuba Cohiba Humidor Auction

Gala Dinner Habanos Cigar Festival 2016 Cuba Cohiba Humidor Auction

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  • Updated: 08 Mar 2016
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Alex from http://www.cigarbunch.com attends Gala Dinner Habanos Festival 2016 Cohiba Humidor Auction http://www.cigarbunch.com
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Cuban Cigar Festival Lights up Havana

Cuban Cigar Festival Lights up Havana

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  • Updated: 25 Feb 2014
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The latest sales figures for Cuban cigars, announced at the opening of the annual Havana Cigar Festival, saw turnover increase 447 million dollars. That's an increase of 8% over the previous year. CCTV's Michael Voss has more. Subscribe to BizAsiaAmerica: http://goo.gl/FMKaBj Follow CCTV America: Twitter: http://bit.ly/15oqHSy Facebook: http://on.fb.me/172VKne »» Watch CCTV America 7:00pm -- 9:00pm EST daily «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 New York CityTime Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los AngelesCharter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite NationwideDISH TV - Channel 279
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Havana Cigar Festival heats up Cuba's economy

Havana Cigar Festival heats up Cuba's economy

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  • Updated: 02 Mar 2016
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Havanathon 2015 Brisbane, Friends of Habanos

Havanathon 2015 Brisbane, Friends of Habanos

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  • Updated: 03 Nov 2015
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Cuban Cigar festival hosts masterclass in cigar rolling

Cuban Cigar festival hosts masterclass in cigar rolling

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The Cuban Cigar Festival annually draws thousands of enthusiasts from around the world. This year, visitors are getting the chance to learn the secrets of the trade. CGTN’s Michael Voss reports from Havana.
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Cuban Cigar Habanos Festival Cuban Women show that cigar contests aren’t just a guy thing

Cuban Cigar Habanos Festival Cuban Women show that cigar contests aren’t just a guy thing

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  • Updated: 18 Mar 2017
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Montecristo Churchill Anejados Cuban Cigar and festive street scenes

Montecristo Churchill Anejados Cuban Cigar and festive street scenes

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  • Updated: 07 Dec 2016
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Festival del Habano XIX: Trade Show

Festival del Habano XIX: Trade Show

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  • Updated: 10 Mar 2017
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The annual Cuban cigar festival's trade show, hosted in Havana Cuba on Feb. 27, 2017.
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