Hunters & Frankau has awarded the Silver Chaveta for Habanos Retailer of the Year 2012 to Chis and Andrew Corrieri of Brucciani’s and Cuban Cigar Club in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the UK fine cigar trade.
First awarded in 1999, H&F presents the Silver Chaveta trophy to one Specialist in Habanos each year. The criteria for consideration include Habanos sales and promotion, presentation and humidification, general outlet appearance, investment and innovation and pro-activity within the market.
This award reflects the passion and commitment that Andrew and Chris displayed in successfully opening the Cuban Cigar Club in Newcastle city centre as well as their long standing family concern, Brucciani’s .
Chris and Andrew will attend the Habanos Festival in Havana at the end of February in 2013 as a guest of Hunters & Frankau.
Previous winners of the Silver Chaveta are:
1999 Jean Clark of Harrods’ Cigar Department
2000 Tom Assheton of Tomtom Cigars
2001 Mike Davies of Cigar Connoisseur/Frederick Tranter
2002 John Withers of John Hollingsworth & Son
2003 Vimal Shah of Burlington Bertie
2004 Edward Sahakian of Davidoff of London
2005 Mitch Orchant of Cgars Ltd
2006 Desmond Sautter of Sautters of Mayfair
2007 Robert Emery of JJ Fox & Robert Lewis Cigar Merchants
2008 Ajay and Bhavna Patel of La Casa del Habano
2009 Paul Gilmore of Shave & Coster
2010 Keir Sword and Chris Kilpatrick of Cigar Box
2011 Paresh Patel of Havana House
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