Not long to get your bids in (unless you are bidding at the auction of course) as online bidding closes at 5pm on the 18th November.
Open day this Sunday at our London offices from 12pm – 5 pm but please email to confirm that you wish to view, email@example.com. Boisdale has very kindly sent us a few cases of their delicious Champagne for clients to enjoy whilst they are viewing Lots 🙂
Viewing is always advised and for absentee bidders we are always happy to provide condition reports over email.
Ranald and I have planned an outrageous evening for The
Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year Awards which follow on from the auction. Full details here but this
event is absolutely completely and utterly sold out now 🙂
We’ll be smoking some of the best Fuente cigars accompanied but some incredible libations whilst we bid on some great Lots at the Silent Auction over dinner!
I’m looking forward to welcoming friends and clients from all over the world over the next few days for some great smokes and super herfing! Pre herf will be at the lovely Bulgari Hotel – drop me an email if you would like to join us for a smoke/drink.
… also in the news this week:
Delighted to report that a new Turmeaus cigar shop is now in the planning and will open in Norfolk at the end of February 2014. We have always had offices in Norfolk but now have so many clients in this beautiful county that we thought it’s about time we opened a specialist store with walk in humidor and sampling lounge. Our new Norfolk premises will also have the largest pipe tobacco range in the UK and a huge range of humidors and all other cigar related accessories.
My Co-Director, Laura is overseeing this expansion which is very exciting for our Norfolk C.Gars Team.
It was a week of travelling for me (no change there then!) as I visited our Norfolk offices on Monday and had an exciting presentation on our new C.Gars website due to launch in the next few week . It’s a massive improvement on current version and I think our clients will love it. We’re working on lots of cool interactive features for 2014 to make each visit a fabulous customer friendly experience.
On Tuesday I headed up to Turmeaus Liverpool and Turmeaus Chester to see how our shops are ready for the Christmas season… And well yes, they are very ready! Huge ranges of cigars, pipes, lighters and accessories – everything for the smoker as well as traditional warm and friendly, helpful service.
Liverpool and Chester also sell Cuban rum and superb single malt whisky with the range being increased substantially over the next week or so. You won’t find these single malts in the supermarkets, they have been selected for quality and value by our head buyer, Linda from Robert Graham Ltd.
Chester is now open late night Thursdays till 8 pm and I understand that Liverpool will have a new Hilton Hotel opening next year, complete with a cigar terrace! Great news, as its just round the corner from our Fenwick street location 🙂
I was particularly impressed with the range in the Chester walk in humidor but then I should be as our assistant Manager, Calum is a ‘Master of Cigars’ and very knowledgeable indeed as well as lovingly caring for the condition and appearance of the premium cigars at Chester. We welcome cigar sampling at both Liverpool and Chester Turmeaus.
Managed to sneak in a herfette with Roy – my cigar smoking chum from Chester. Roy enjoyed an Upmann Robusto Limited edition whilst I herfed one of the new Romeo de Luxe Limited editions just released.
We also have the new Montecristo Petit no. 2 in stock now and rolling out to all of our shops, singles and boxes and I reckon they will prove to be very popular indeed.
Okay, so my next blog will have auction (preliminary subject to confirmation) results on it as usual as well as a few pics and then after the auction… I’m off again! this time to the Partagas Festival in Havana 🙂
Have a smokey weekend and best of luck to all of our auction bidders and sellers