Old and new Habano aficionados from Italy share their finest experiences in the combination of drinks and haute cuisine from their respective locations in recent events organized by Habano experts stationed in different Italian cities.


The Best of Best 2010 prize, handed out by Cigar Clan magazine, went this year to Hoyo de Monterrey’s Epicur Especial from Habanos S.A. during the closing ceremony of the 2010 Intertabac Fair –penciled in as the world’s top cigar and tobacco event for the European market- held in Dortmund, Germany.


Recent qualification tournaments held in Canada, Germany and Russia for the third edition of the Montecristo Golf Cup lay bare increasing interest among habano lovers and golf enthusiasts in this event slated from April 14-16, 2011 in Cuba’s Varadero.
The II Montecristo Cup, held in April last year, featured Spanish golfer Alvaro Quiros, one of the most outstanding professional players in the PGA-rated European circuit of recent years, plus other 72 sportsmen from 9 countries.


The success reaped by the first two editions of the Montecristo Golf Cup, held in 2009 and 2010 at the Varadero Gulf Club as planned by Palmares S.A. –in charge of Cuba’s golf development- and the Esencia Group under the auspices of Habanos S.A., has had a positive ripple effect in other markets, such as Russia and Canada, two nations that have trumpeted their own editions prior to the Third Montecristo Golf Cup slated for April 2011.


The 12th Habano Festival unveiled new stuffs that Habano S.A. had reserved for this event, the result of long years of hard work and dedication, like the Cohiba Behike, the most exclusive line in the Cuban premium cigar portfolio that boasts unmatchable features.


The auction of Habanos humidors has become one of the highlights of the Festival del Habano, a global event that year after year captures the imagination of the whole cigar world.


Auction: Lot No. 1 H. Upmann Humidor


Auction: Lot No. 2 Hoyo de Monterrey Humidor


Auction: Lot No. 3 Humidor Romeo y Julieta and Women’s Wallet, GIORGIO G signature


Auction: Lot No. 4 Partagas Humidor and excluisive Bottle “Mas La Plana”