TWO LARGE CALIBER COMPANIES START A COLLABORATION

Arturo Fuente Cigars, one of the world’s most prestigious cigar brands, is launching a partnership with Stefano Ricci, one of the most reputable luxury outfitters for men’s fashion and lifestyle from Italy, with flagship stores at all major hotspots around the globe.

The joy was to be seen in the eyes of both the entrepreneurs: Cigar Journal had the opportunity to meet both Carlito Fuente, CEO of Arturo Fuente, as well as Filippo Ricci, creative director for Stefano Ricci, the iconic fashion label from Italy, at this year’s InterTabac and to exclusively find out more about their still dewy collaboration.

Family, quality, tradition, passion, and giving the consumer maximum satisfaction is what connects the two lifestyle experts. The result is – similar to the tailored suit – an especially created humidor with eight Fuente cigars that are made from a unique and limited blend. Read More

Arturo Fuente Cigars Launch the Dubai Exclusivo During the Mr. Ping Life Cigar World Tour

Our Mr. Ping Life Cigar World Tour has been the platform for many firsts, many cigar anniversaries, many joyful times! Since its inception, the Tour has hosted annual Arturo Fuente cigar events, and our November 2017 one was yet another big hit. The special night, co-hosted with Allied Foods & Trading, Fuente’s distributors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and S.T. Dupont, was centered around the unveiling of the first ever Dubai Exclusivo, an all-new release from the Carlito Especial Reserva Limitada. As always, our dear friend Carlos Fuente Jr. was the star of the evening, welcoming everyone with positivity and fire for life. Carlito shared deep emotions and thoughts, explaining more about the Dubai Exclusivo and voicing his love for the ‘city of life’.

Colibri and Arturo Fuente Announce Limited Edition Series

Special cigar lighter project to benefit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation

New York City, July 7, 2015—Colibri Group (www.colibri.com) and Arturo Fuente Cigar Company (www.arturofuente.com) are happy to announce a special project to benefit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (www.cf-cf.org). Colibri will produce a limited-edition Fuente Fuente Opus X series of the Colibri Astoria triple-flame cigar lighter.

”It was a true pleasure to work with Les Mann, and our extended family at Colibri. They have been amazing to work with, and so generous to the Children of the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. I thank you,” says Liana Fuente, Creative Marketing Director for the Fuente companies and fourth-generation member of the Arturo Fuente cigar family.

“It’s been a real thrill to have worked closely with Carlito, Liana and the Fuente family to help their foundation over the years,” says Colibri Executive Vice President, Les Mann. “They are the premiere cigar family in the world, and their cigar brands are amongst the most respected and sought-after. We wanted to do a project that was perfect; one that represented the ideals of both brands. I think fans of Colibri lighters and Fuente cigars are going to love it. This limited edition series is really something special, and it’s for a very special cause.”

“We wanted a make a statement that communicated perfection, luxury, success and the power of family. This is the brand. And we did it,” says Carlos “Carlito” Fuente Jr., President of Arturo Fuente Cigars and third-generation cigar maker. “After 15 years of friendship, I was excited to work again with Les and his team at Colibri. These are the kinds of projects that are the most fun and the most successful—the ones that are built on long bonds and have a strong purpose.“

The limited edition Colibri Astoria for Opus X is produced in five finishes: black+red; black+gunmetal; black + rose; red + black; red+gold. The OpusX medallion on the front is fabricated separately, flash plated in gold and formed to fit into the body of the lighter. On the back, the OpusX logo is laser engraved onto cutter blade, and the quote all cigar aficionados the world over know, “Only Fuente is Fuente”, is laser engraved onto blade handle. Each lighter is numbered and ships in a custom luxury gift box. Colibri will produce 250 of each finish for the US. They will ship this fall. Suggested retail is $185.

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Hublot unveil the “ForbiddenX” watch in Dubai

Dubai – 2nd December – After the immense success of the King Power “Arturo Fuente” unveiled in 2012, Hublot is today celebrating the international launch of the ForbiddenX watch in Dubai. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, and Carlos Fuente Jr, grandson of the cigar factory’s founder, made the journey especially for this occasion, accompanied by Marco Tedeschi who represents Hublot in the Middle East.

They met for an exclusive event which brought Dubai’s greatest cigar connoisseurs and major watch collectors together at the One&Only The Palm hotel, where the ambiance of the famous Château de la Fuente was recreated for the occasion, with its distinctly Cuban flavour. Whilst enjoying music and cuisine evoking Old World Havana, the guests, all sporting their Hublot Panama hat and with a fine ForbiddenX cigar, were able to discover the watches developed in close collaboration with the Fuente family, who are very proud of their Cuban roots. A unique moment. Download Full Press Release and Specifications Here.

Arturo Fuente Hand-Crafted Espresso Released

Arturo Fuente® has been blending the finest cigars since 1912.  As you would expect, a blend of the best Robusta and Arabica beans would only be appropriate for this dark roast, hand-crafted espresso.

Lovers of the full-flavored Fuente Fuente OpusX® will appreciate the bold full-bodied flavor of this fine indulgence. 10 oz. Ground (283 grams) in a special inner foil bag with freshness valve presented in a special collectible burlap bag.

Ask for A-Fuente Fine Coffee at your favorite Arturo Fuente Cigar Retailer or order here

Legendary Musician Arturo Sandoval receives two 2013 Latin Grammy Nominations

Los Angeles, CA —  Legendary musician Arturo Sandoval has been nominated for two 2013 Latin Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Gian Marco’s Versiones (Producer)  and Best Traditional Tropical Album, Un Siglo De Pasión.(Dedicated to the 100 anniversary of the Fuente Family)  The award ceremony will take place on November 21, 2013. Go to www.latingrammy.com/es for more information.

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz.   Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world.  He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in his own right as a leader. He also performed at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys.

Sandoval has been awarded 9 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country” starring Andy Garcia.  His two latest Grammy award winning albums, “Dear Diz “Everyday I think of you” and Tango “Como Yo Te Siento” are now available worldwide. Soon to be released, is a new book chronicling his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled “The Man Who Saved Me”.

Arturo Sandoval’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Bill Conti, and Stan Getz to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys amongst many others.  He has performed with John Williams with the Boston Pops, and in the Super bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle.

Arturo Sandoval reaches beyond the scope of mere effort.  His struggles while in Cuba and since his defection have given him more energy and strength, urging him to accomplish and surpass his childhood dreams. Filled with a virtuoso capability, he desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music as he does. One frequently speaks of Arturo Sandoval’s virtuoso technical ability or his specialty in high notes, but he who has seen him on the piano, lyrically improvising a ballad, or has had the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of his music, through his compositions from the most straight ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical, knows that Arturo Sandoval is a prominent musician, and one recognizes that Arturo is one of the most brilliant, multifaceted and renowned musicians of our time.  This year Arturo will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

For more information about Arturo Sandoval go to www.arturosandoval.com or call 818-453-5299