The 19th Habano Festival, the world’s largest international powwow on the Habano culture, came to a close following a weeklong celebration teeming with to-dos. The Gala Night brought down the curtain.
The making of a parejo con cabeza tumbada is not something impossible to do. Teaching how to get the job done was in the hands of Arnaldo Ovalles during a master class on cigar hand-rolling within the framework of the 19th Habano Festival.
During a master lecture, writer Raul Martell Alvarez reminisced about the history of premium cigars and the influence of art and culture.
The glamour and exclusiveness of France, paired with the authenticity and terroir of Cuba, were shed on the 19th Habano Festival during the master lecture entitled “History and Validity of Quai D’Orsay Brand".
The 19th Habano Festival’s International Seminar teed off Wednesday morning in a ceremony headed by the Habanos S.A. co-presidents Luis Sanchez-Harguindey Pardo de Vera and Inocente Nuñez Blanco.
The 19th Habano Festival, the world’s largest international powwow on the Habano culture, came to a close following a weeklong celebration teeming with to-dos. The Gala Night brought down the curtain and provided the right setting to launch Linea 1935, the brand’s most premium rollout ever.
As tradition mandates during the Habano Festival, the visit to historic cigar factories was part of the Thursday program for all guests. This time around, attendees got to La Corona and H. Upmann factories to take a closer look at how habanos are completely rolled by hand.
Different drinks and different habanos marked Habanos Moments during this edition of the Habano Festival.
Bodegas Torres awed guests with a pairing with three cocktails and a Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2.
Each year during its festival, Habanos S.A. sets out and passes the challenge of making pairings with outstanding spirits made in Cuba and overseas.