Cuba’s Habano Cigar Fest Begins

Photo Feature by Jorge Luis Baños

Habanos Cigar Fest 2011

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 22 — The 13th Habano Festival, a week-long salute to the world’s best cigars, got underway in the Cuban capital on Monday.

Cuba’s top grade tobacco along with its rum, are traditional exports of the Caribbean country.

This year’s Habano Fest pays special tribute to the Montecristo, Partagás and H. Upmann Habanos brands, noted the organizers.

The five-day event includes visits to emblematic Habano factories; a trade fair; seminars; tastings and marriages; the International Habanasommelier Contest; a master class on cigar rolling and a visit to tobacco plantations.

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