A fine-cigar auction in London already scheduled for Nov. 19 is to be followed by The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year Dinner.
The dinner will be hosted by British journalist, broadcaster and cigar fan, Andrew Neil.
“This will be the biggest smoking-related event to take place in the U.K. for years,” said Mitchell Orchant, managing director, C.Gars Ltd.
“Some of the most famous and wealthiest cigar smokers in the world will be celebrating with fine wine, food and, not least, premium cigars on Boisdale’s smoking terrace overlooking the Thames.”
The evening will start with C.Gars’ 9th auction, at which more than 400 lots of vintage, rare and mature cigars will go under the hammer at 5 p.m. And for the first time at such an auction, cigar collectors around the world will be able to place bids online (at www.cgarsltd.co.uk).
The event, bringing together Boisdale and C.Gars, will include the inaugural Spectator magazine dinner.
The evening will recognize various aspects of the cigar world, with awards categories including those for cigar producers, retailers, cigar terraces and writers; and culminating in The Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year.
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