13th Festival gala dinner

Buenos noches from Pabexpo where the 13th Festival gala dinner is taking place

Over 1500 aficionados,retailers,importers and Havana cigar devotees are enjoying the main event of the year in our industry

A celebration of the brand of Montecristo and the introduction to the trade of the Montecristo Gran Reserva which will be released in varnished cabinets of 15 cigars in the near future

The evening started with our goodie bag containing the Festival presentation case of 2 Monte Gran Reserva and a Monte 5 pre dinner, the second cigar is a Montecristo Open Master

My table is pretty close to the stage and I’m sitting next to Simon Chase of Hunters and Frankau 🙂 deja vu of the best type !

Great entertainment- singers and dancers non stop throughout the evening and a some pretty decent wines too, a slick event

The auction Lots are more outrageous than ever !…

Lot 1 : Upmann humidor 320 cigars including the new half coronas,Royal robustos,Noellas and Butifarras

Lot 2 : Hoyo humidor 300 cigars including Extravaganzas,Maravillas,Short Hoyo Piramides,Gran Piramides and Obsequios

Lot 3: Romeo humidor 300 cigars including Aguilas and Fabulosos no 6

Lot 4 Partagas humidor 350 cigars including Serie E no 2,Serie B and C as well as Serie P No 3

Lot 5 Montecristo humidor 350 cigars including Agulias,double coronas and Maravillas no 1

Lot 6 Robaina humidor 220 cigars including Maestros and Finuras

Lot 7 Cohiba humidor 400 cigars including Cohiba 1966,Robusto Especial and Sublimes Extra

Loads of photos to add to the website when I’m back in London on Monday !

Tomorrow I’ll be at the cocktail Party at Partagas and perhaps Tropicana in the evening….. its a tough job

Peaceful puffing




Simon Chase is the auctioneer for Habanos SA and all proceeds are donated to the Cuban health system

Winning bids in Euros

Lot 1 52,000
2 65,000
3 85,000
4 60,000
5 75,000
6 40,000 unsold reserve not reached
7 450,000

Habanos awards

Production : Armando Trujillo Gonzales
Business : Dr Maximilliam Herzog
Communication : Adriano Martinez

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