Cigar Party in Havana -- The 10th Habanos Festival

Since 1998, top names in the cigar world have headed to Cuba for the annual Habanos Festival.

The attendees range from Habanos distributors and managers of Casas del Habano to businessmen or just Habanos spectators who are passionate aficionados of Cuban cigars. The five-day fest goes from February 25 to 29, giving people the chance to be among the first in the world to sample the new Cuban cigars of 2008, as well as the opportunity to tour the storied tobacco fields and listen to seminars conducted by the world's Cuban cigar experts.

Each year, European editor James Suckling participates in the event. For his blog from Havana, visit next week.

From the current issue of Cigar Insider.