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Padron Event - Featuring Jorge Padron! September 23rd, 2009
Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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Padron Event Featuring Jorge Padron

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San Cristobal Event: October 23, 2007
This event sold out and the attendees lined up early to enjoy the cigars.

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Chip Golden of Ashton tells the story of how San Cristobal came to be

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As well as the cigars, a special "five spice" chocolate was being tasted - whoever guessed the spices got a special prize!

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A little Woodford Reserve Bourbon, special chocolate and full bodied cigars, what more can you ask for?

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Samantha Snyder; of Powhatan, who designed the San Cristobal artwork along with the Ashton and Fuente talks to attendees.

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The winner of the chocolate spice tasting. She won a rare VSG that had everyone's mouth watering.

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Jason holds two rare boxes of Ashton ESG cigars.

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Samantha signs boxes of San Cristobal that she designed the artwork for.

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An autograph, San Cristobal, and a smile. I'd say he's a happy camper.

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Padron Passion for Perfection: September 25, 2007
Jorge Padron meets and greets fans of his family's Padron cigars and discusses them

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Jorge's nephew looks on as Jorge meets and talks cigars with customers.

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Jorge discusses his family's passion for perfection and what makes Padron distinct from other brands.

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Customers line up to hear the deals of the evening.

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Jorge took questions from the attendees in a question and answer session satisfying eveyone's curiosity about Padron's Nicaraguan puros.

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What are they talking about...cigars, politics, the environment?

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Shorty, Jorge, and Homi pose for a snapshot.

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Jason shows a rare box of Padron 40th Anniversary cigars.

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Robbie and Jorge show just how long you can smoke a Padron Anniverary cigar.

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Shorty, Wade, Jorge, and his son pose for a snapshot.

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Dinner With Davidoff: August 29, 2006


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La Flor Dominicana Ligero Night: January 31,2006
As the smoker began, Short Pump filled up quickly with customers.

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The deals of the night are announced as attendees listen attentively.

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The crowd grows as the smoker kicks in to high gear.

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La Flor Dominicana Rep Dave Giambelluca explains the differences between the LFD lines.

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Customers line up to take a gander at the deals of the evening.

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Jason talks with customers as everyone enjoys their cigars.

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Jason talks with customers about the various blends of La Flor Dominicana

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Mark Moody was one of the lucky winners of a LFD Sampler.

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Bradley and Sara Whitehouse enjoy great cigars during the event.

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There's nothing better than enjoying a fine La Flor Dominicana with the one you love.

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Amazing deals were offered, and most attendees couldn't pass them up.

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This is what our smokers are about. Great cigars, good times, and friendship

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La Gloria Cubana Super Roll: October 22, 2005
La Gloria Cubana's Michael Gianini and Jason Cannata discuss how the rolling is to be judged.

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Homi and Gary try their hand at rolling some La Glorias

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Attendees look on making sure to take pointers before they begin to roll cigars.

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Looking just like a true torcedor, cigar in mouth and doing his best to roll the perfect La Gloria Cubana.

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Michael checks on the progress of the rollers making sure to give them pointers

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The Super Roll packed Swift Creek with great cigars and a ton of smoke!

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The judge with the final word on who rolled the best La Gloria Cubana was a factory roller.

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Michael and the winners of a La Gloria Cubana limited edition humidor and travel humidor pose for the camera.

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The winners proudly show off their prizes!

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Another winner; Meg, is flanked by the roller and Michael Giannini of La Gloria Cubana

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Gary takes a minute to pose before dinner.

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Jason, Tim, Michael, and Jennifer pose during dinner.

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Frank Elam, Carl Juran, andothers enjoy the wonderful mean Angeo's catered afterwards.

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Michael explains what the "special" cigars are he is passing out. Most of the cigars given out are not available anywhere!

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Michael talks amongst guests and answers questions.

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Macanudo American Passion Tour: May 31, June 1, 2005
Rolling out the carpet the Macanudo American Passion Tour Bus rolls into Havana Connections's Westbury!

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The Macanudo Bus was designed around Club Macanudo and filled up quickly as the day progressed.

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The back cigar lounge filled up quickly after a good lunch and get ready to light up some great cigars.

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Everyone won a free Macanudo and some lucky attendees won hats, windshirts, and lighters!

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Paul Shows off the Macanudo ballcap he won while aboard the bus.

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Regina and Amanda speak with guests informing them about the different varieties of Macanudo cigars.

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Alan poses with Regina in the bus' back cigar lounge.

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Customers relaxed in the plush leather accommodations of the tour bus

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Mr. Folgesong gives the bus his seal of approval.

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Macanudo cigars were available to every guest that came aboard.

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Amanda welcomes a guest aboard the Macanudo American Passion Tour Bus.

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Jay checks a guest's "boarding pass" to see if they won a door prize.

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Trey posed with Amanda and Regina with a new Colibri lighter he won.

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Dinner With Davidoff: May 24, 2005
Jason and Bill agree that Davidoff cigars are meant to be savored.

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Dennis and Sam pose while smoking Davidoff 2000 before the dinner..

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Woodford Reserve, Appleton's Rum and Finlandia Vodka cocktails were a perfect compliment to the evening.

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Mike and Bucky enjoy some great cigars and conversation before the dinner began.

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A few friends drop by to take advantage of a light lunch and great deals on Macanudo cigars.

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Hannah with Woodford Reserve along with our staff helped serve a gourmet steak dinner from Enzo's to our guest.

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Davidoff of Geneva Rep., Andrea Pingel, informed all the attendees about the ultra high standards and complexities of Davidoff cigars.

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Filled to capacity, the dinner was truly one of our best events we've hosted at Havana Connections.

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With a hearty clap, the desert is ready to be served.

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Andrea explains a few of the deals of the night including our the giveaways.

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Door prizes included extra discounts, cutters, cigars, even cold hard cash as two guests found out that were taped beneath their chairs.

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Rocky Patel Honduran Cigar Adventure, April 27 - May 1, 2005
The first stop after landing was Rocky Pale's cigar factory. Everyone was impressed the size of the rolling gallery.

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A cigar roller busy bunching cigars before heading to the draw tester.

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Every single Rocky Patel made cigar is tested for proper draw. Most cigar companies only test 5-10% of their daily production..

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In the back of the gallery, rollers in training are busy rolling cigars to teach them how to roll cigars to Rocky's specifications.

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Peter and Rocky show the differences in tobacco between primings, types of tobacco, and the quality of each.

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Peter demonstrates how priming is done and what part of the tobacco plant contributes to the part, and flavor of a premium cigar.

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Eric found out that tobacco exudes a strong ammonia smell while still undergoing fermentation.

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Peter shows us the boards where every aspect of the tobaccos progress is denoted to help ensure proper care of the tobacco.

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Stripping the main vein out of every leaf is another important step to making a premium cigar.

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This tobacco has already been fermented, but is undergoing another separation for additional fermentation to assure every cigar tastes just like the last.

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Jesus explains how tobacco is separated to undergo additional fermentation if needed.

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One of the biggest highlights for everyone was being able to custom blend our own cigars.

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Cigar rollers work in teams with one person doing the bunching of filler and binder while another puts the wrapper on.

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One of the rollers busy rolling fresh "The Edge by Rocky Patel" cigars.

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Bales of tobacco aging and will be on the shelves and available for your smoking pleasure soon!

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A roller puts the final cap on a Rocky Patel Vintage.

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The manager of the largest factory in Honduras explains their way of sorting Rocky's tobacco.

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Rocky checks quality control for his Vintage series of cigars.

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Rocky and T.J. take in the aroma of properly aged tobacco.

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A roller putting the finishing touches on some great cigars.

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Jason shows off an impressive leaf during the sorting process.

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After additional fermentation, the leaves must be moistened again to become pliable enough to roll cigars.

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Mark looks like he actually knows what he's doing for a change!

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The tobacco fields are always an eye-opening experience for everyone.

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Rocky explains how they know when tobacco is ready to be primed.

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In the curing barns, millions of pounds are strung to begin the curing process.

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Each leaf of tobacco is strung together form a "hand" of tobacco before curing.

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After the tobacco is strung together into a "hand" they are handed up to workers in the curing barns.

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A view of the curing barns from the tobacco fields is quite an impressive sight to behold.

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Workers climb up to make use of every square inch of space in the curing barns.

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The box factory assembles and finishes every box by hand.

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Final sanding of the cigar boxes is an important finishing touch before the boxes are finished.

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The group of Havana Connections guests, staff, and Rocky (minus Mark who was taking the picture, and Greg who had a different flight) pose upon arrival in Houston.

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2nd Annual El Hecho A Mano Cigar Festival, March 17, 2005
8:45am: The tents are set up on a chilly morning... the festival is upon us.

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Sodas and water are getting iced down for what will be a beautiful spring day.

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The vendors arrive making sure their deals are too good to miss.

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Avo Rep, Andrea Pingel, and C.A.O. Rep, Kent Distl, share a laugh after setting up their displays.

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12:00pm. 67 degrees and David was one of the first to get his deals early

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Customers start lining up early to enjoy a cigar and take advantage of the specials of the day.

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Frank Elam, III talks to a customer about Don Tomas Cameroon cigars with the free, framed print available.

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C.A.O. Brazilia, Italia, or Gold... which to choose?

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The Salsa band gets ready to play musico cubano!

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Tabacalera Perdomo brought a cigar roller that will roll the fresh cigars as part of their deals.

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AVO's Andrea Pingle answers questions about AVO cigars and the extensive blends available.

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Mio's Pizzaria opened up early to offer hungry attendess pizza and a place to grab a cocktail while they smoke a fine cigar.

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Patrick Vivalo of Rocky Patel Cigars and Tony Meadows of Gran Habano talk to customers about their cigar offerings.

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The El Hecho A Mano Cigar festival has already become a place where the family can enjoy a great day together and find some awesome deals.

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The music is in full swing as attendees enjoy the fine cigars accompanied by a soundrack of cuban music.

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This year, with the weather being so beautiful, more people were able to enjoy the fine music and relax for awhile.

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Rocky Patel Honduran Cigar Tour: February 16, 2005
Jason takes time to explain some of the blends Rocky makes to Greg Prinz.

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Everyone had a great time sharing a smoke and great conversation.

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Rocky talks to Mike and Bruce about his blends and passion for the perfect cigar.

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Some visitors from the Norfolk area Emerson's Fine Cigars take advantage of the deals on Vintage by Rocky Patel.

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The evening goes on and more smoke fills the room!

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Rocky takes time to pose with two attendees.

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Stanley and Bruce share a laugh as the evening winds down.

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Camacho Cigar Celebration: February 11, 2005
Short Pump Packed them in early for the first event of 2005.

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Bradley poses his # 1 and # 2 women.

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Some attendees checked out the deals

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You gotta love a room filled with smoke, friends, deals, and good times.

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Everyone listened attentively as the Camacho and La Fontana Specials were talked about

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Everyone had a great time sharing a smoke and great coversation.

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Camacho Rep Margaret posed with Henrico County Fire Fighters in attendance.

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The night wore on and people took advantage of all the great specials.

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Even as the night came to an end, Short Pump was still packed with smokers!

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C.O.R.P.S. Meeting: January 25, 2005
There's nothing quite like relaxing on our comfy leather couch discussing pipes

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Bucky receives his usual welcome from the C.O.R.P.S. as he readies himself for a great time and a great smoke.

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There are so many pipes to choose from, how can you pick just one?

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Groups gather to discuss the latest C.O.R.P.S. business and discuss the great deals on pipes

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Stephan lights up a gorgeous Horn shaped pipe from Denmark.

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John Eels inspects the interior of a bowl with a flashlight looking for quality.

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Shorty explains Lampe Berger to C.O.R.P.S. members.

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Cigar smoking at a pipe event? That's okay, we'll forgive them this time.

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Taking a break from the excitement near the pipes, camaraderie is what its all about.

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John and other members enjoy some great stories over a bowl of good tobacco.

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As the night comes to a close and the the pizza is all gone, members pick out their pipes to purchase.

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Linwood and Stephan talk about some rare pipes Stephan brought with him.

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Toast Across America 2004: October 9, 2004
A 7 X 48 Diamond Crown Maximus and Opus X were given to all attendees... beautiful smokes!

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Hannah from Woodford Reserve gives attendees a taste of the best bourbon around!

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Bradley Whitehouse catches up with his favorite bourbon representative, Hannah from Woodford Reserve.

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You had to have a ticket to get past Bob to get in the door. He was our enforcer of the evening.

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Nick Standlick relaxes in the new leather cigar chair in our Swiftcreek location.

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Ahhh.. this is the life, a fine glass of bourbon and a great cigar.

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Since Swift Creek didn't open until the next day... the smoke created just a bit of haze

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Jason and his father, Don, pose during the Toast Across America.

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Jason shows off the new Padron 40th Anniversary humidor and cigars to some inquisitive smokers..

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Hannah gives away some great Woodford Swag... golf balls, shirts, and other goodies.

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As a special treat, every attendee had their pick of seven sizes of Opus X available for purchase.

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Everyone listens attentively when Shorty is talking. (he's behind camera)

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How many Opus can one man buy?

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Nick and Ed Standlick pose for a father and son photograph.

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Customers keep lining up to have a sample of Woodford Reserve.

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2 rare sizes of Opus X and Maximus, a BBMF and large perfecto were raffled off, this is our winner!

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Hannah said her good-byes as the evening came to a close.

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Carlos Torano Tour of Tradition: August 31, 2004
Jason and Michael Gant of Carlos Torano cigars pose for a snapshot before the smoker begins.

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Customers decide which of the 5 blends of Torano cigars they are going to purchase.

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Mark Goyne heads toward the fresh air after it starts getting a little smokey.

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What more can you ask for, a great cigar, a drink, and a good friend.

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What a way to end a long day at work.

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The line for the Woodford Reserve Bourbon tasting starts early.

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Hannah from Woodford Reserve explains the process of making bourbon to some thirsty connouisuers.

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Mike Cecil takes a minute to pose for a picture before he starts lighting up.

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Michael Gant is hard at work explaining the various Torano blends.

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The anticipation grows as the deals of the night are announced.

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Mike shares a laugh while relaxing at the smoker.

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Bucky Metcalf has his questions answered about Torano Cigars history.

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Just for buying a box of Carlos Torano Tribute cigars, a bundle of Torano Signature, Jet lighter, and a Bourbon gift was added on. What a deal!

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Ed Standlick wins a Torano t-shirt and hat for a doorprize. Watch out guys, he's winning again.

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Now that's a sharp looking shirt and hat!

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Mike kept busy all night answering questions and describing the Torano family's pride in cigars.

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No folks, Bradley didn't empty the bottle, but he loves to pose with one of his favorite brands.

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Michael talks to some of the attendees making sure they're having a great time.

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RTDA 2004 Las Vegas: July 26-30, 2004
The New La Gloria Cuban Limited Edition Perfecto

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The Perdomo Edition de Silvio has added a new size to the limited edition blend.

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The Gorgeous Macanudo Harley Davidson Motorcycle drew a crowd to promote the Macanudo Tours across the country.

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The La Gloria Cubana Serie R Limitada is back, and this time, its a pyramid!.

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Oliva Cigar Company introduces aged blends to their impressive lineup of cigars.

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Eric Nørding is already busy as Jason handpicks new Nording pipes for the shops.

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Jason talks with Nick Perdomo, Jr. of Tabaccalera Perdomo about the new releases of Perdomo cigars.

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The new Compay brand from Perdomo was blended to honor the rich tradition of Cuban musician Compay Segundo who passed away earlier this year.

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And you always wondered who smoked the 100 Ring Gauge Cuban Parejo Galaxia....No Comment.

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This new humidification system looks awesome. Combining both a humistat and hygrometer in one unit!

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Gracliff Cigars (Bahamas) display was also their float in honor of the Junkanoo festival celebrating the Bahamas art and culture (similar to Mardi Gras).

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Our Oliva Cigar Company Rep, Bert was terrorizing the show in his scooter.

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The Preview of the soon-to-be released Padron 40th Anniversary Cigars. If this cigar is anything like the packaging, (I'm sure it will be.) This cigar will be amazing.

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Jason and George Padron take a break to share a smoke and talk about cigars.

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The new Don Lino Africa combines African tobacco in the filler as well as a Cameroon wrapper.

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General Cigar offers the Diablo, a spicy, full-bodied smoke that's sure to knock your socks off.

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Rocky Patel's Edge is a blend of 5 year old tobaccos slowly aged for a very full-bodied smoke. This one isn't for the faint of heart.

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C.A.O.'s popular Moontrance as well as other Flavours by C.A.O. are now available in larger sizes including a Robusto and Tubos.

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Here we find Schwade J. placing an order with one of the lovely reps in attendance this year.

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Caribe Imports re-released Jericho, an older full-bodied Nicaraguan brand that uses the same dress box and labels as the brand used in the 1970's.

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El Hecho A Mano Cigar Festival: April 18, 2004
Setup begins bright and early on Sunday with vendors pitching in to set up tents, signs, tables, and get the MH-2 ready for the day.

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Rocky Patel of Indian Tabac catches up with Ashton's Lee Lavinson while Anthony Christopher of Acid, Natural and Trilogy prepares for a busy day.

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Ashton's Lee Lavinson breaks out the goodie bags of Ashton Cabinet and La Aroma de Cuba.

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The lovely Andrea Pingel of Davidoff is ready for the buy-one-get-one promotion on Zino Platinum Scepter

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9:30am: and its already warm as we set up. Little did we know how warm it would get. Thankfully, we had Shockoe Valley Water on hand.

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General Cigar's Frank Elam, III helps answer questions about Macanudo, Macanudo Robust and Macanudo Maduro he has on sale.

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Lee Lavinson explains the buy-one-box, get-a-humidor deal on Ashton Cabinet and La Aroma de Cuba

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Indian Tabac's Rocky Patel informs customers of the unique blends of Indian Tabac Super Fuerte and Cameroon Legend.

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Randy Cox of Altadis makes a few sales of Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real and H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon.

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La Fontana, Baccarat, Camacho Corojo and SLR are all on sale at the full staffed Caribe Imports booth.

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Traffic was brisk at the Zino Platinum Scepter and C.A.O. booths, both offering phenomenal deals.

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L.C. Dennis' Black Lab; Louie, got a ton of attention from vendors and their staff.

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Michael Weisberg smokes his Camacho Corojo as he ponders how many great deals are at the festival.

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Mark, Lee, Shorty, and Jason pose near the end of a long, but extremely fun day.

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An attendee samples a H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon before buying a box.

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C.A.O. Representative Kent Distl was kept busy by customers wanting more Brazilia and Criollo cigars.

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Toni discusses the differences between Baccarat, La Fontana, and Camacho to the customers.

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How about a El Hecho A Mano T-Shirt or Shockoe Valley Print to go along with that box of cigars?

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Rocky takes a break from the long lines at his booth to smoke a Vintage 1992 by Rocky Patel cigar.

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Doug and Trey enjoy a smoke break after pitching in to ensure El Hecho A Mano went off without a hitch!

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Keith realizes there isn't anything better than a cigar and a little sun.

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The deals are everywhere and too many to choose from.

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The band jams taking requests for classic rock & roll.

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This one is for Shorty... as the band played Freebird by Skynard.

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Before the band started playing, shade seekers found deals on humidors and lighters inside our Westbury location.

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Ahhh... nothing better than some great food. Caribbean wraps and ice-cold drinks were welcome relief from the heat.

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Harry enjoys his smoke and Shockoe Valley Water strolling around the festival.

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The day is almost over. Time to check out any last minute deals still around.

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Punch Photo Shoot: February 27, 2004
The Early crowd arrived to take advantage of great deals and star in their own Punch Photo Ad.

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Punchy gets a lttile kiss from Liz and Valarie before the evening festivities.

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Remember to smile for your photo!

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You gotta love a room filled with smoke, friends, deals, and good times.

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Jason and Punch Representative, Frank Elam, III picked the winner of a Punch Travel Humidor.

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Frank and Jason presented the winner with the Punch Travel Humidor.

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Bradley did his best Sean Penn impression for us. (he was only joking folks.)

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Camacho Night At Mortons: January 8, 2003
Craig, Bucky, and Harry mingled while smoking a Camacho SLR before dinner was served.

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Carlos and Ed enjoy a good smoke and after picking up a Camacho Pack of cigars.

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Nick and Kimi enjoy a laugh before dinner.

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Doug enjoys a SLR before the festivites begin.

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Carlos, Shorty and a guest discuss the different blends and strenghts of Camacho Cigars.

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Doug and Keith (in red) enjoyed their smokes so much, they couldn't help but discuss splitting a box!

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The Havana Regular's Table, Trey, Carlos Doug, Harry (offs creen), Nick,and Kimi enjoy start with fine wine and a great cigar.

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The lucky table, as we called them because they won so many door prizes, enjoyed the dinner with Kevin Tome and his lovely wife.

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Jason, Craig, and Bucky share a smoke and great conversation while looking a the night's menu.

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Everone enjoys fine conversation and a great dinner thanks to the wonderful people at Caribe Imports.

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There's nothing better after a great steak than a fine glass of cognac as Bucky can attest to.

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Door prizes anyone? I think everyone went home a bit richer with Camacho cigars and gifts!

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Trey won yet another door prize. He's becoming a close second behind Ed for the all-time winner of door prizes!.

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Mrs. Tome won a box of the coveted Camacho 11/18's for coming to the dinner!

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Toast Across America: November 22, 2003
Smokers lined up to pick up their two "unreleased" shapes of Opus X and DMD Crown Maximus at the beginning of the night.

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Trey, Doug, and Gary listen as Shorty talks about how the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation works to help the children of the Dominican Republic.

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The attendees looked at the door prizes available at the Cigar Family Toast Across America.

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Early arrivals start the night off with food from McAlister's Deli and a few frosty beverages.

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The Wall 'o Fuente greeted customers who might want to buy a few more to smoke while having a great time.

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The crowd kept growing and growing, luckily there's always a place to enjoy a great smoke.

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Jason joined in the "toast" with an aged Fuente AŮejo, Don Carlos, and an Opus X.

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Ahhh... so many Fuente Cigars to choose from, so little time!

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Nick and Trey enjoyed their cigars on the couch while talking about the game on the TV.

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NÝrding Pipe Show / Appearance: November 1, 2003
Jason helped Erik set up the display of Nørding Pipes for the event.

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Customers look over the new styles Erik brought from Denmark for this show.

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Jeff Davis enjoys a bowl of Raven's Wing in his Nørding Signature

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The proud owner of a new Nørding pipe poses the Erik

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Bucky shows Erik one of his favorite Nørding Pipes he owns.

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Erik discusses Bucky's pipe that was made several years ago for C.A.P.S. that he had brought in.

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Mark and Erik pose while discussing which pipes shapes enhance certain tobaccos.

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Bucky, Craig, and Greg look over some of the finest pipes available.

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Erik brought a good deal of his high grade and silver pipes.

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We all know Bucky.... you think he'll buy one this time?

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Jason and Erik help answer questions CORPS members have.

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Craig Norris posed with Erik and his new Nørding Fantasy pipe.

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Bear looks at the beautiful briars Bucky just purchased.

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Mr. Metcalf was so impressed by the selection and quality of the pipes, he bought 3!

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After great night of pipe smoking, and a great time, Erik and Shorty pose for a picture

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RTDA in Nashville: August 3-6, 2003
The Havana Connections Balcony at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

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The view from Shorty and Jason's Room

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The Padron Booth was busier than ever this year.

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Bernie posed with Carlos at the Caribe Booth., Manufacturers of Camacho.

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Music City Marketing had an artist carving a cigar store Indian on the fist day.

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The hotel was so big, Shorty had to call Mark to let him know he was going the wrong way to get to his car!

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The Punch Gran Puro blend is comprised of filler, wrapper, and binder tobacco grown in Honduras. Available Now!

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This is the new La Gloria Cubana Limitada: A LGC humidor with a special size of LGC. Only 1000 in maduro and natural will be produced

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The Hoyo de Monterry Artists series is a new blend of Hoyo with original Honduran artwork on the box.

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Cuesta Rey Cedro Fino combines a silky, Ecuadorian Sungrown wrapper onto the already great blend of Cuesta Rey.

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Partagas newest line extension adds a rosado wrapper for a taste between the Black Label and Partagas Classic.

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The popular Helix brand is now being packaged in tubes to keep your cigars fresh on the move

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Trilogy introduces Ovation, a fuller bodied blend with a more classic round shape.

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Flavored cigars were the rage. General Cigar now has a premium Kaluha flavored cigar.

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The Perdomo Edicion de Silvio. The most beautiful packaging we saw at the show. This isn't just packaging, this is the one cigar that put Shorty to bed this year.

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Perdomo also adds a Cameroon wrapper to their La Tradicion series. This is one you'll have to try. Its amazing!

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Bear poses with one of our favorite guys in the cigar business; Ashton's Lee Lavinson. Thanks again Lee.

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Ashton introduces the extremely limited Ashton Heritage Puro Sol. A complex cigar with a wonderful Cameroon wrapper.

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La Aroma De Cuba now has beautiful humidors made by Savoy

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Acid enters the tinned cigars market with their tasty Krush Classic

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C.A.O. Introduces the Mx2, A Broadleaf wrapper with a Costa Rican Maduro binder. I can't wait to try mine!

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Mark posed with one of the friendly C.A.O. Representatives that explained the new blends.

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The Earth Nectar combines Chianti, raisins, and other tasty treats for a new addition to Flavours by C.A.O.

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C.A.O. Introduces Eileen's Dream; a Bailey's Irish Creme and White Chocolate Truffle flavored cigar.

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Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real uses an Ecuadorian grown Connecticut shade wrapper on a totally new blend of tobaccos to give Romeo a more creamy, toasty flavor to their already great blend.

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The new Montecristo White Label. An Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper gives a bit more spice and more flavor than the classic Montecristo, but delivers a more flavorful smoke that is silky smooth.

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H. Upmann introduces from left to right; H. Upmann Cameroon and Cabinet.

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The Romeo Y Julieta Humidor was one of the newest additions to the humidors from Altadis.

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Montecristo now offers their best selling Pyarmid humidor in the Platinum collection with a drawer for accessories.

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The limited edition H. Upmann 160th humidor is NOW AVAILABLE in three finishes, red, natural and this gorgeous yellow burl.

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Erik Nording's Hunters Pipe for 2003 draws its inspiration from the White Tail Deer.

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Nording's Golfer's Pipe for 2003 was designed from the shape of hole # 3 of Catalunga Golf Course

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The Nording Signature Pipe blends a naked finish with hand rustication signed by Erik himself.

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The Virgin Honey Grain from Nording has to be seen in person to truly be appreciated

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I've never been a fan of the Canadian Shape, but this Canadian by Nording has changed my mind with its blend of rustication, silver, and a natural finish.

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If you're looking for a lightweight pipe with a great balance, this new Nording will give you the best feel, weight, and value from virtually anyone.

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Pride of Perdomo Rolling Event: July 10, 2003
George Sosa (middle, back row) explained step-by-step how Julia was rolling cigars.

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Julia was busy rolling cigars all night. She is one of 4 Cuban, Grade 7 Rollers able to make even the most difficult shapes.

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The happy couple, Allison and Nathan; relaxed at the smoker with cigars... PLUS got an invitation to Nicaragua for their honeymoon!

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Bernie stayed busy all night ringing up customers taking advantage of great deals on Perdomo cigars.

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Nick Perdomo, Jr. posed with our newest part-timer, Silent Bob! Cover that logo Bob!

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Jason explains the Perdomo Fresco blend to customers.

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Attendees eagerly listened as Shorty explains the deals of the night.

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A Cuban Parejo sampler, Perdomo hat, were the first door prizes given away.

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Jeff Davis won another door prize of Cuban Parejo cigars and a hat.

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Nick Perdomo signs Mark's box of Perdomo2 Milenarios

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Nick Perdomo, Jr. posed with Mark Goyne with his signed box.

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Julia is still busy rolling more cigars trying to keep up. Everyone was amazed how quick and perfect her cigars were.

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Should we buy a box of Perdomo Estate Cameroons, Maduros, or Naturals? decisions, decisions.

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George Sosa picked our Grand Prize Winner who would receive a box of personalized Perdomo Estate Seleccion direct from Tabacalera Perdomo.

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The Grand Prize winner was more than happy to give his info to the Perdomo family for his box of personalized cigars.

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Even after buying a box already, three guys split a box to get 15 more fresh rolled cigars, but who got the hat?

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Montesino Madness: June 3, 2003
Trey relaxes with a cigar and a beverage at Montesino Madness.

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Lee and other attendees listen attentively to the deals in store for them.

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Hats, hats, and more hats were thrown to the crowd just for coming!

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Shorty showed the Grand Prize of the night; a package of Fuente-made cigars valued well over $200.00

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Attendees of Montesino Madness enjoyed every blend of Montesino. Yes Shorty, I'm taking yet another picture.

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Trey and Harry enjoy their cigars while deciding which boxes to buy.

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The toughest decision of the night was deciding which blend of Montesino to buy.

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Ed Standlick picked the winner from those attendees who purchased a lighter that night.

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Thomas Banholzer took advantage of the deals on humidors and won a grab bag of premium cigars worth around $200.00

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Paul Detrang bought a lighter and and won another grab bag full of cigars worth over $200.00.

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Our Montesino/Fuente Representative; Roger Anders, picked our Grand Prize Winner.

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Trey was our Grand Prize Winner. He bought a box of Montesino Pyramids and walked out with over $400.00 in cigars.

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Macanudo American Passion Tour: May 8, 2003
The Macanudo Tour Bus pulled into Havana Connections Short Pump on Thursday, May 8th

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The Macanudo Bus was designed around Club Macanudo in Chicago inside and out

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Customers relaxed outside with Macanudos after the rain stopped

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Bones, Shorty, and Jason posed for a quick picture before the event started.

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The Grand Prize which will be drawn in January, 2004 will be a new Ford Thunderbird

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Our Macanudo Rep. Frank Elam, III celebrated his birthday with Havana Connections!

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Shorty tells Carrie, from General Cigar, how he was able to get tickets to the Eagles concert in Richmond.

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Customers relaxed in the plush leather accommodations of the tour bus

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Jason played some blackjack on the video poker machine

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Once on the bus, customers received a complimentary Macanudo

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Thanks to the staff of the Macanudo American Passion Tour Bus for a great time!

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Trey and Harry enjoy Macanudo Robust cigars in the VIP lounge

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Troy and Ed enjoy the VIP lounge.. Okay Troy, its not THAT bright in the lounge.

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We thought Ed had gotten lost... he was in the VIP lounge the whole time!

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Clyde and others enjoy great conversation and great cigars in the lounge.

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Ashton & La Aroma de Cuba Tour De Force: March 13, 2003
There's nothing better than enjoying a great cigar and having a great conversation

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Tour De Force attendees enjoyed great smokes and great conversation

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Ashton Representative; Lee Lavinson looked in amazement hearing the deals Havana Connections had on Ashton cigars.

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Customers lined up to take advantage of the amazing deals that were offered on Ashton and La Aroma De Cuba cigars.

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Ashton Tour De Force Attendees lines up both inside and out at the smoker.

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The crowd kept growing and growing, luckily there's always a place to enjoy a great smoke.

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The Grand Prize winner at the Tour De Force took home a Savoy Humidor filled with Ashton and La Aroma De Cuba Cigars

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Talk about a lucky guy; Ed Standlick took home one of the best deals of the night. He bought a box of cigars and won a box of La Aroma De Cuba, Ashton and a Savoy humidor!

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Bones, inquiring minds want to know, which brand are you smoking?

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Jason talks with a customer about the different blends of Ashton and the new La Aroma De Cuba.

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Avo and Griffin Symphony of Smoke: February 12, 2003
Ashton's Lee Lavinson, Davidoff of Geneva's Andrea Pingel, and our own Shorty posed for a snapshot towards the beginning of the night.

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Mark kicked off the night by informing the crowd about the deals that were in store for the evening.

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Attendees at the Symphony of Smoke had a great time making new friends and enjoying some great cigars.

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Everyone was listening to hear what the deals of the night were going to be, and during our first door prize

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Bucky brought his daughter while she was in town to join in the festivities with Michael (the tall one) at the smoker.

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Christian, Tonie, and Carlos from Caribe (Camacho) dropped in for the smoker. Three companies in one store... that almost never happens!

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Our Davidoff Rep, Andrea Pingel picked the winning tickets for our giveaways.

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An Avo ashtray was one of the giveaways that was won.

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Jason and Shorty prepare to give away the grand prize; a Griffin's luggage bag valued at over $150.00

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Partagas Blackjack Night: November 6, 2002
I think Matt was a little excited that he won the last hand of blackjack making him our Grand Prize Winner

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Matt receives congratulations from Shorty while showing him his prize

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General Cigar Representative; Frank Elam III, presents Matt with a limited edition Partagas Humidor made by Daniel Marshall

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Dave was our 1st runner up and won a set of limited edition Pargagas Black Poker Chips like Las Vegas casinos use

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Greg Prinz is the 2nd runner-up and won a Partagas ashtray, box of Partagas Black cigars, Partagas Black Playing Cards, and Macanudo Cigar matches

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The Partagas Blackjack Night Winners, David Chappell, Greg Prinz, and Matt McLeod; all receive a huge round of applause for playing a great game

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Doug, David, Greg, Jeff, Matt and Eric were the last six players still standing going into the final round of Blackjack

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After all was said and done, our winners were pumped up about their winnings

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The winnings kept on coming for some of the players

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Door Prizes anyone?

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The night has begun, and the cards have been dealt; it is time to get serious!

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Lets play a little Blackjack shall we?

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Attendees arrived early to start off the night with a few smokes and laughs.

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Everyone listens to instructions given before the first round

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Table #1 Starts off the night at 6pm! Let the games begin!

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Some smokers take a break from the excitement to hear some deals

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Table #2 places their bets in hopes of winning some great prizes

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Keith collects his tickets to bid on extra prizes for his winnings

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Camp Camacho: October 17, 2002
Customers line up to light up their Camacho Corojos

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Trying to decide how many boxes to buy can take the help of a friend (how many do I get?)

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Keith proudly poses with Jason and his new box of Limited Edition Camacho Liberty

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Ed Standlick wins our grand prize... AGAIN, seriously guys, come down and give Ed some competition. He's winning too often

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Questions abound and the staff from Havana Connections and Caribe are there to answer them and tell our customers the difference between the brands.

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Christian is stationed so he can sign boxes of Camacho, La Fontana, and Baccarat for everyone that purchases a box.

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Kevin poses with his signed box of Camacho Liberty

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Smokers enjoy their last Camachos before the evening came to an end.

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La Gloria Cubana Taste of Tradition: September 20, 2002
At the La Gloria Cubana Taste of Tradition Smoker, we had an overflow outside!

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Lee, Eric, Shorty, and Ed can't believe the great deals that were just announced!

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We had so many people, the smoker carried outside of our doors!

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Some smokers took a break and relaxed outside during the smoker

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Jason picks the winning ticket of one of the door prizes

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A Traveldor with a sampling of La Gloria Cubana and El Rico Habano Cigars made the winner very happy!

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Ahh, a great smoke, good friends, and a great time, what more could you ask for?

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Benji Menendez Appearence: August 27, 2002
Benji Menendez talks to smokers about his over 50 years in the business at the Montecristo/H. Upmann Benji Menendez appearence.

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Shorty with Benji Menendez showing a one-of-a-kind signed Upmann Anniversary box.

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Eric posed with Benji and his signed Montecristo Serie VII cigar coffin

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B&B: Benji and Bones share a laugh at the smoker.

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Cuesta-Rey Fiesta: August 6, 2002
The Cuesta-Rey Fiesta attendees lined up to take advantage of awesome deals.

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A busy night at the Fiesta winds down and attendees are still smoking the last puffs of the night.

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Plenty of smoke filled our Midlothian location for the Cuesta-Rey Cigar Fiesta.

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Drew Estate Smoker & Las Vegas RTDA: July 2002
Everyone lines up to hear the deals of the night on Drew Estate Cigars

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Kevin lights up what is to become a two hour smoke, the Natural Egg

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Jason poses with the new Trinidad Humidor. The Trinidad cigar will be available early next year in extremely limited quantities.

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Jason shows off one of the new Montecristo Humidors. Is that Dr. Evil behind the humidor? Sorry, bad humor

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A limited edition Montecristo Pyramid humidor is available at Havana Connections now! It is possibly the coolest humidor available.

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Montecristo Rum aged 12 years were available for sampling. From what Jason and Shorty tell me, this rum is AWESOME! Montecristo Coffee is also making waves among connoisseurs

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Our Davidoff Rep. Andrea, shows off the new Avo 22 arriving soon at Havana Connections

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Avo's Avo Uvezian plays for listeners at the Davidoff booth.

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Don Diego Playboy Experience: June 13, 2002
Brett posed with Miss October 2001, Stephanie Heinrich at the Don Deigo Playboy Experience.

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Our Altadis Representatives, Randy, Ed, Keith and Gene posed with Stephanie at our Midlothian Store .

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Stephanie was nice enough to pose with Mark, Jason and Shorty at our Southside store earlier in the day.

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Customers lined up to take advantage of the unbelievable deals on Playboy by Don Diego cigars.

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Ed Standlick was our Grand Prize Winner at our Playboy Event

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Stephanie holds a box of signed Playboy by Don Diego cigars up for bidding.

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Gene and Stephanie share a laugh before the smoker starts.

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SEE? We TOLD you women come to our smokers too!

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Stephanie holds what brought her to Richmond!

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Ashton Road Show: May 23, 2002
Attendees had a great time enjoying Ashton cigars at our Ashton smoker

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Shorty pointed out bidders who were competing for a box of Ashton VSG, two lighters, smoker ticket, and a VSG hat.

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Ashton Representative; Lee Lavinson looked in amazement hearing the deals Havana Connections had on Ashton cigars.

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Don placed the winning bid on a box of Ashtons, VSG hat, lighter, and a ticket to our next smoker.

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The New Don Tomas / Astral Smoker: April 24, 2002
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Indian Tabac Smoker: March 29, 2002
Rocky Patel; owner of Indian Tabac Co. talks about his passion for cigars, how he started Indian Tabac Co., and impressed everyone in attendance.

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After a busy and fun night, the Havana Connections staff posed with Rocky Patel (middle).

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Customers lining up to take advantage of the great deals at the Indian Tabac Experience.

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From left to right) Robbie, Mary Anne, and Bill stopped to have a picture taken at the Indian Tabac Experience

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