The annual Habanos Festival took place Feb 29 to March. While easy to think this year’s Festival was all about the 50th Anniversary of the Cohiba brand, we like to think it was all about Alex’x first visit to Havana. Typically thousands of cigar shop owners and visitors enjoy world class entertainment and cigars, and Cuban class food and beverage. This year was no diiferent. We sent Alex to as many events as he could wake up for, including how to roll a cigar, taught by a master roller from the Cohiba factory. The factory itself is a museum to this famous brand. Alex hung out with many of the other Canadian tobacconists who always enjoy themselves and are recognized as being leaders in Cuban cigar product knowledge. Might be tough to keep Alex away from future festivals.
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