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20/02/2019

“Viaje a La Habana” (A Trip to Havana) has been for years one of the most notable dishes of Spanish pastry chef Jordi Roca. But how would a pastry based on tobacco be such a successful dish?

20/02/2019

Nine deluxe pairings. Nine unrivalled Habanos. Nine moments to enjoy and never forget

20/02/2019

Like every year within the framework of the Habano Festival, attendees and guests had the opportunity to try their hand at rolling a Habano on their own, and this time around was no exception.

20/02/2019

The Havana City Historian, Mr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, delivered a master lecture Wednesday morning to kick off day three of the 21st edition of the Habano Festival.

20/02/2019

The International Seminar, featuring interesting lectures on the realm of Habanos, opened Wednesday within the framework of the 21st Habano Festival.

19/02/2019

To better know the region of Vuelta Abajo –penciled in as the land where the world’s best tobacco grows- two alternatives must be considered at the very least: the approach to documental references that broach the immense tradition of premium cigars in that locality and the experience of taking a closer, firsthand look at the way tobacco planters do their job.

19/02/2019

Until this year, Habanos had launched five products under the Gran Reserva concept. The forerunner was the Cohiba Siglo VI Gran Reserva 2003 (launched in 2009 with tobacco from the 2003 harvest); the Montecristo Nº 2 Gran Reserva 2005; the Partagas Lusitanias Gran Reserva 2007; the Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchills Gran Reserva 2009; and H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011

19/02/2019

Versatile wines are required when it comes to achieving a successful pairing with Habanos. With so many beverages available all around the globe, which are the main characteristics that make a wine stand out as versatile?

19/02/2019

There is no doubt that ups and downs are part of the road that leads to universality. So it happened with Habanos. What occurred to Rodrigo de Xerés and Luis de Torres —two seamen who traveled with Christopher Columbus in 1492 and were known as the first Europeans that saw Indo-Cuban natives smoking the leaves of the Nicotiana tabacum— was an irony of fate. When they returned their homeland, Rodrigo packed several leaves with him and started smoking publicly. It shocked those who saw him and therefore, he was reported to the Holy Office and convicted to serve six years of his life in prison because “only Satan can bestow men with the ability to expel smoke from the mouth.” By the time he was released, the smoking habit had spread out in most parts of Europe, especially among the royalty and clergy.

19/02/2019

The brand, which has been very successful over the past two decades, stands out for its gorgeous presentation that gets enhanced by the most beautiful and refined fittings, according to experts