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2009 UK Habanos Regional Edition launch

HUNTERS & FRANKAU invites you to the first tasting of its two 2009 UK Regional Edition Havana Cigars from 6.30 to 9.00 p.m. on Monday 28th September 2009 at the Wyndham Grand London, Chelsea Harbour. The Wyndham Grand London’s new 8th floor Cigar Terrace high above Chelsea Harbour with staggering views of the skyline, notably down […]

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Monthly Tutored Tastings on Boisdale’s Cigar Terrace

Once a month from September onwards Boisdale of Belgravia will host a series of hour-long, tutored tastings of a new or rare Havana cigar matched with a libation chosen from its extensive bar list. The cigar tutor will be H&F’s Simon Chase. The first combination consisting of one of the very latest arrivals from Havana […]

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Dickens House Wine Emporium Cigar Tasting

A big thank you to all Cigar Smokers Club members who attended the cigar tasting event we held at our latest Specialist in Havanas, Dickens House Wine Emporium. Jerry and Tony Howard recently achieved Silver Specialist status after completing all the requirements needed, including stocking at least 40 vitolas from a wide variety of brands. […]

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Comfortable Outdoor Smoking Areas

One of the features on the site is our new “COSA” locator. What is a COSA you may well ask – well it stands for Comfortable Outdoor Smoking Area and many pubs, hotels, restaurants and bars are now making provisions for the tobacco enthusiast by providing a sheltered area where smokers can pursue their passion […]

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Cigar Dinner at the Contented Vine, August 2009

Many thanks to all those who attended the recent cigar dinner held at the Contented Vine restaurant in London. The evening was a great success with all the guest enjoying the canapes, cigars and wines to match that were offered. The H.Upmann Corona Junior started the evening off with John Stendall from H&F, pictured above, […]

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Linley Humidors on display at Tomtom throughout September

Recently, we embarked on a project to create a series of three limited and unique humidors with long established British designers Linley. They include a one-off representation of the El Laguito factory in Havana, the home of Cohiba, a representation of the Cuban flag and the London Skyline humidor detailing a view of London’s famous […]

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Cigar Roller tour extended with new dates added

Armando Risoto, from the Partagas factory in Havana, has been in the UK since May demonstrating his cigar rolling skills at various Habanos Specialists and cigar dinners throughout the country. The demand for his incredible rolling demonstrations has been so great we have extended his tour until September. He will be at the Davidoff shop […]

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New Partagas Minis Now Available

Partagas minis are now available throughout the UK in all specialists and retailers. They are packaged in tins containing 10 cigars each, and carry the same intense aromas for which the Partagas brand is renowned. The tobacco used comes from the same leaves harvested for handmade Habanos, from the Vuelta Abajo tobacco growing region in […]

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Air curing, naturally

Following on from my previous post “Cuban Wrappers” – the freshly harvested tobacco leaves are taken to curing barns (casas de tabaco) for the slow and careful period of air curing. This removes moisture and turns the leaf by stages to golden brown. The leaves are sewn in pairs and hung from poles which are […]

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2009 UK Limited Edition Cigars now available..

We are pleased to announce that the UK Edicion Limitada releases are now available in your nearest Habanos specialist. Romeo y Julieta, Bolívar and H.Upmann are the brands selected by Habanos s.a. for its Edición Limitada 2009. First appearing in 2000, Limited Edition cigars are produced in sizes that are not found in the standard […]

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Simon meets an old acquaintance on the Boundary Rooftop

The other day I took the lift to the fifth floor of Terence and Vicki Conran’s new hotel, restaurant and café complex in Shoreditch called the Boundary. (www.theboundary.co.uk)   Emerging into the open air and surrounded by a commanding view of the City’s skyline – Gherkin and all – I went in search of an […]

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Game Fair 2009

Thank you to everyone who came and saw us at the Hunters & Frankau stand at the Game Fair which took place over the course of last weekend, 24th – 26th July at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. The event was a great success with many cigars were made and smoked over the weekend, and Armando rolling […]

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