Cigar Bar Crew Attends IPCPR Show-Ashton ‘Cigar Excellence’ Coming August 30
Two WFCB Staff Member’s Earn Coveted Tobacconist Degree- Ashton Cigar’s are a ‘Taste of Excellence’
This month the ‘Cigar of the Month’ was already special when it was announced that on Thursday August 30 from 7 to 10 PM, The World Famous Cigar Bar was holding an Ashton Cigar ‘Taste Of Excellence’ Event that offers smoker’s the opportunity to choose their cigar to match with one of the great single malt scotches.
On a stop in on the Gulf Coast Town Center, founder Rich Castiano was reflecting on his 16th visit to the annual cigar industry conclave known as The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show.
There was plenty of great stories and fond memories of the growth of his business and how it has become ‘World Famous’ and certainly the ‘brother and son’ relationships he has forged with cigar families, but there also was a great sense of pride in his two young tobacconists who both passed the qualifications to receive their Certified Retail Tobacconist degree.
Ashton ‘Excellence’ Event and Commitment to Education Builds ‘World Famous’ Cigar Bar Tradition
“It’s a tough exam, they are young… but they are really impressive and I’m proud of them both” said Castiano. “ Castiano has provided his entire staff from servers to bartenders with the tools and the motivation to understand and embrace the business as he does…from ‘seed to smoke’.
Castiano felt both Sultan Chakkar and Joel Sorrentino were rising stars in their field, and neither won’t forget the most recent IPCPR show held this year in nearby Orlando, when they earned their Certified Retail Tobacconist degrees. Both Sultan and Joel work on staff at the World Famous Cigar Bar in Fort Myers, Florida.
“It was a little strange being so close for the convention but I’m glad it worked out and some smoking restrictions were relaxed to allow the show and all that convention revenue come to Florida”, said Castiano would has grown his ‘Cigar Bar’ concept to one of the top on-site humidor retailers in the country .”It was extra great that my entire staff and family all got the chance to experience this great gathering every year”, added Castiano. The entire staff was able to attend parts of the 4 day event and they will celebrate by hosting the Ashton Taste of Excellence Event on Thursday August 30th.
The rare Thursday Night is to accommodate the limited of number of seats and cigars for this exclusive event that may be the very best value this year.
Only 75 tickets went on sale and for only $10 guests will receive a choice of a Ashton Cabinet, Ashton Maduro or an Ashton VSG Corona Gorda along with a pairing with Macallan 12 Scotch. In addition all guests will also get a $10 voucher so that they can received extra value on your Ashton favorite or a new item that just debuted at the IPCPR show.
Taste of Excellence”
Thursday August 30, 2012
World Famous Cigar Bar
10045 Gulf Center Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33913
The Macallan Scotch
12-year Single Malt
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