Habano Festival, a Cuban Mix of Glamour and Pleasure
The 14th Habano Festival will take place in the Palace of Conventions from February 27 to March 2 and once again will attract frequent visitors, and new ones to a week of pleasure and delight among the friends of Cuban cigar.
According to the Festival Organizing Committee, it’s expected at least a thousand people from 60 countries in the event that each year mixes pleasure and luxury in Havana, the Cuban capital.
Company heads, businessmen, collectors, sommeliers, tasters, directors, artists, producers, officials and diplomats will taste of Cohiba, one of the brand hosts.
The Festival will also pay homage to the Romeo and Juliet cigar, one of the oldest brands of Cuba and the world, although there will be emphasis on a new form, H. Royal Upman Robust, announces the note.
The biggest attention will be on the cigar H. Half Upmann Corona, described by its creators as a piece aromatic, balanced and light to medium strength. It has a diameter of 44 mm and a length of 90 and satisfies the needs of many cigar fans for short time smoking, without sacrificing the fullness of the quality of these premium rate Habanos.
Its production is limited, only 5 000 kits, each with 10 Premium-type that are handmade. It is said that their quality is superior on the ground where the leaf is grown in the western of Caribbean island country, and the remarkable experience of the producers.
The province of Pinar del Rio, with beautiful landscapes for your Cuba holidays provides 70% of the domestic production of the aromatic leaf and most of the layers are used as skin or cover of the Cuban cigars.
The event, considered the most important of its kind in the world, is organized by Habanos SA, a joint venture between the corporations Cubatabaco and Altadis, the Franco-German subsidiary of the British multinational Imperial Tobacco.
Altadis is responsible for the marketing in the world of the Cuban cigars.
Personalities such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Naomi Campbell, Omara Portuondo, Jack Nicholson, Matt Dillon, have participated in the different editions of the Festival, the event of more luxury and glamour of the island.
The event will celebrate the 520 years of discovery of the tobacco, a unique story that began on November 4, 1492, when the Spanish Rodrigo de Xerez and Luis de Torres saw the Indians smoking dried leaves that gave off a peculiar fragrance.