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Master Class Seminar: Finding the Perfect Cigar Pairing at Havana ‘59


+ Combo Package Available

Havana '59
16 N 17th St. Richmond
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
+ E F N S W D

Cigars can offer deep, rich, complex and haunting flavor profiles, a perfect match for many types of spirits and wines. Please join Jason Cannata, resident "cigar nerd" for Havana Connections, Richmond's premier cigar retailer, as he leads you through an exquisite cigar, spirits and wine pairing seminar paired with a plate of cheese and light hors d'oeuvres at Havana '59.

Ticket Package Availability: 

This seminar is part of one ticket package called Friday Cigar & SMOKED!, which includes this seminar and the VIP/Early SMOKED!, which begins about 15 minutes after the conclusion of the seminar.  Main Street Station is a 3 minute walk across the parking lot and street from Havana '59.  For details on this package please go to the Ticket Packages page.  Go to the ticket page to buy the package.

What will you experience?

  • This seminar will be held at Havana '59, across the parking lot from Main Street Station, the main venue for the signature events that are part of the Expo
  • An all-inclusive seminar with two cigars + spirits, wine and food pairing included 
  • Note that this is a smoking and drinking event.  This event is inappropriate for non-smokers!  
  • Participants will receive two, premium quality Robusto-size cigars to smoke and each cigar will be paired with two spirits and one Virginia wine.
  • You may arrive any time after 4:00 pm
  • Street parking will consist of metered spaces 
  • If you want to attend the seminar and have special dietary restrictions or preferences, such as vegetarian, gluten-free or particular allergies, please e-mail Alex Papajohn at apapajohn@VariantEvents.com.  


You'll taste 2 world-class Rocky Patel Cigars.  One of them will be from Honduras and the other from Nicaragua.  They both offer a variety of flavor profiles that will pair well with the wines and whiskey's paired with them.

More details on the exact cigar blends coming soon.


The Virginia Wine Expo benefits the Virginia Distillers Association and the Autism Society of Central Virginia.

All inclusive.  Price Covers Cigars, Food & Drink.  21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the VIP Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special. 

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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting