Just a month ago, part of the Condega Cigars team announced on Facebook Live the winners of the Experience Condega contest that the partners of the brand in Latvia, Germany and Switzerland organized among fans. The prize was an all-inclusive trip to Valencia from their respective areas of residence to enjoy the Condega Experience at the Academia del Tabaco (Tobacco Academy).
After the joy for the winners of the contest, it came the day desired and appointed: the group of 15 lucky travelers and two renowned editors of leading magazines in the premium cigar business such as Der blaue Dunst and Robusto Magazine, with the suitcases packed and the desire to embark on a great full weekend adventure in Valencia, in which they were accompanied and guided at all times by the Condega Cigars team. And wow, they enjoyed!
A lot of wonderful things on the agenda were reserved for them, such as the best of local cuisine in restaurants that set trends in the city of Valencia; a training course to learn part of the vast culture of tobacco, for example, that the craft production of premium cigars is a millenium trade in which almost 300 hands handle the leaf of tobacco before the cigar reaches our mouth; an urban visit to the best places of an unknown city to visitors (the City of Arts and Sciences, a group of futuristic buildings designed by architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela; Colón Market, a city meeting point with its colourful, Valencian façade reminiscent of the modernist designs of Gaudí) that caused them great impact by its comfort and beauty, with one of the most envied climates in the world and an atmosphere that gives off hospitality from all corners; a course to learn how to cook the authentic and traditional paella valenciana by Rafael Vidal, a prestigious chef who was the team Restaruante Levante that the Spanish royal family took during their holidays in Mallorca to prepare for them one of their exquisite paellas; and, best of all, the sweet harmony that is blowing in the wind when you share the experience of tasting a Condega cigar.
The Experience Condega weekend was lived in high intensity and the messages received, once the group finished their stay, have been so marvellous: «I have lived one of the most enriching experiences of my life», «I feel really overwhelmed», «What a wonderful weekend», «The food, the place, the hosts and, of course, the Condega cigars have been really incredible».
Experience Condega Contest: how does it work
Condega cigars fans who wanted to take part in the contest just had to take a picture of the premium Nicaraguan brand and share it on any of the social networks (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) of the distributors in their respective countries with the hashtag #experiencecondega. The contest was open from June to August 2018 and on September 4th the jury, composed of the Condega management team, ruled in favor of those photos that for their originality, technique or beauty highlighted the magic you can feel with a Condega cigar in your hands.
The success of participation of the contest has made the organization consider the possibility of repeating it with the same characteristics in the future. Stay tuned!