Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
The Havana Convention Center will become the international meeting place for Habanos distributors, specialists and lovers of famous Cuban cigars of numerous brands.
This 11th annual Habanos Festival will feature:
—Exclusive Habanos Distributors
—La Casa del Habano” Managers from all over the world
—Cuban cigar manufacturers and senior executives
—Cuban cigar smoking clubs and information
—Cuban cigar aficionados
Registration begins on Sunday at the Havana International Conference Centre but the fun begins at 10:00 am on Monday February 23 with the opening of the Habanosommelier contest. The trade fair opens at 2pm with other events scheduled during the day. New Cuban cigars will be announced that evening at dinner. On Tuesday, attendees will spend the day visiting tobacco plantations in the world famous Vuelta Abajo region in the western province of Pinar del Rio. So far we have been unable to find information regarding events held on the following days but in the they have held auctions featuring a humidor signed by Fidel Castro.
Sol Melia is offering a 30% discount http://www.solmeliacuba.com/special-offers/habanos-festival/ for Habanos Festival attendees.
To find a Habanos dealer near you (sorry United States) visit the Casa del Habanos website.
Watch this video of a professional Cuban cigar roller working at El Laguito factory just outside of Havana Cuba making a nice Cohiba Cuban cigar.
Also, the Havana Journal is developing Cohibas.com to document the trademark dispute between the Cuban Cohiba trademark and the Dominican Republic Cohiba trademark. If you want to a side by side comparison of a box of fake 25 Cohiba Esplendidos vs a real box of 25 Cohiba Esplendidos, visit our Cuban cigars page or just type in CohibaEsplendidos.com.