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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.
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...
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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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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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...
Cigar enthusiasts paid around $800,000 (€753,000) for several handcrafted wooden humidors filled with premium Cuban cigars at an auction during the gala closing of the 19th International Cigar Festival in Havana, Saturday. Organisers said that money raised at the auction would be donated to Cuba's state-run health-care system. The five-day event featured visits to Habanos tobacco plantations and factories, master classes on cigar rolling techniques, as well as cigar presentations of major Cuban cigar brands such as Montecristo and Quai d'Orsay. The International Cigar Festival attracts thousands of participants and celebrities from all over the world. Video ID: 20170304 008 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http...
Hundreds of aficionados gathered at Cuba's 18th annual cigar festival in Havana for an unusual competition: who could create the longest chain of unbroken ash. … Let the pictures do the talking: subscribe to No Comment http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=NoCommentTV No Comment is brought to you by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe. Find us on: Youtube http://eurone.ws/yDXQ7c Facebook http://eurone.ws/110HFkw Twitter http://eurone.ws/ZuMzJb euronews.com http://eurone.ws/17qIsCK
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