Caribbean New Digital reports that the 19th Habano Festival [Fetsival del habano] will take place in Havana, Cuba, from February 27 to March 3, 2017. Here are excerpts of “The Habano Festival Is Back”:
Like any good lover, all habano aficionados should at least once in their lifetimes attend the Habano Festival, the world’s most prestigious event dedicated to premium cigars that since 1999 has been gathering over a thousand followers from some 80 countries every year at the end of February. Visiting to tobacco plantations, unraveling the secrets of cigar rollers at the factories, listening to dozens of lectures on the realm of Habanos delivered by celebrated world-class connoisseurs, attending tasting sessions, watching the Habano sommelier contests or being part of the opening or closing gala dinners and their famous auctions are some of the things a true habano buff should never pass up.
[. . .] In this year’s edition, the Habano Festival will pay tribute to such brands as H. Upmann, with the unveiling of the first Grand Reserve, Cosecha 2011, as well as Montecristo and Quai d’Orsay, also with the launch of new vitolas for their regular lines. Many of the initiatives that have put this annual celebration on the map will come back around this year, based on the tremendous acclaim they have had in the past. The 19th Habano Festival will end on the might of March 3 with the traditional gala dinner and the much-anticipated humidor auction, whose funds are channeled entirely into Cuba’s public healthcare system. [. . .]
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