Romeo and Juliet Churchill Añejados Arrive in Italy


From September 12th to 15th, the skies of the green island of Ischia were dyed with noble blue volutes, those generated by the beloved Habanos.

The long-awaited event Primera Emoción, in its "eighth edition", brought together enthusiasts from all over the world thanks to an original program that this year was entitled "Mediterranean Symposium".

The event started on Thursday, where the attendees enjoyed a dinner with typical local flavors, accompanied by a Specially Selected Havana cigar of the Ramón Allones brand. The next day, among the dream gardens of Villa Arbusto, a tasting of a "vintage" 1999 Bolivar Lonsdale cigar took place.

The dinner took place in the romantic square of the "Iglesia del Soccorso", where the music and the ethnic atmosphere represented the ingredients of a dinner with flavors and dishes of historical renaissance, accompanied by Montecristo Habanos with their vitola Media Corona and H. Upmann Magnum 54.

On Saturday morning, in the gardens of Villa Ravino, the presentation and delivery of the second edition of the Nicola Costa Award took place. The award went to Valerio Cornale, Habanos Man 2016 in the Communication category. Valentino Federico, organizer of the event, presented the award.

On Saturday afternoon, at the Hotel Regina Isabella, a select number of participants were able to enjoy a gala dinner featuring the Romeo and Juliet Petit Royales, which was accompanied by cocktails created with the refined distillates of Brown Spirits.

The event continued at the Indaco restaurant, where guests were enchanted by Michelin starred chef Pasquale Palamaro, who offered a rehearsal of his magical talent, proposing the historical reworking of a menu with ancient ingredients.

At the beginning of the dinner, the long-awaited guest of honor made his appearance: the Aged Romeo and Juliet Churchills, which was presented as a first in the Italian market.

It was Andrea Vincenzi, president of Diadema SPA, exclusive distributor of Habanos S.A. for Italy, and Federico Valentino, specialist of Habanos in Ischia, who presented this legendary Churchill, image and icon of the Habano for decades, and now offered to the passionate in its original tubes, aged for more than ten years under the attentive care of the experts of Habanos S.A.

The evening was accompanied by the music and dances of the artist Valerio Sgarra, under the careful direction of Luca Alves, for years the artistic director of the event, and Umberto Cuomo, responsible for the organizational part.

The event concluded on Sunday in the gardens of the thermal park Negombo where, between toasts and a famous Vega Robaina, the guests said goodbye giving appointment for the next year.

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