La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Miami Sweepstakes Winners Announced

Frank Esposito of Brooklyn New York captured the grand prize, an all expense paid trip for two to the world-famous El Credito Cigar Factory in Miami. The prize includes round-trip airfare, accommodations at a luxurious oceanfront hotel in South Beach, meals, ground transportation, a private, guided tour of Little Havana’s hotspots and an individual rolling lesson from one of El Credito’s renowned rollers.

Mr. Esposito’s tobacconist, Angelo Grigoli, owner of Brooklyn’s “The Humidor” won a matching prize, and as such will accompany his customer on the trip. Both gentlemen will also receive one box of critically-acclaimed cigars Artesanos de Miami cigars a month for an entire year. Each cigar will be adorned with a secondary band bearing the winner’s name.

The sweepstakes also included ten second-place winners (Andrew Borja of Washington, DC; John Groll of Naperville, IL; Myles Bowman and Greg Sheller, both of Sarasota, FL; Michael Green of Santa Ana, CA; Ernest Guerra, Jr. of Franklin, TN; James Phillips of Burbank, CA; Michael Hill of Bronx, NY; Ian Kalina of Prospect, KY). Each will receive five boxes of Artesanos de Miami cigars, thereby allowing them to enjoy all highly touted brand’s frontmarks.

Michael Giannini, director of marketing La Gloria Cubana commented, “We are pleased to celebrate the success of Artesanos de Miami by extending a once-in-a-lifetime trip to our boutique rolling gallery in Little Havana for the winning consumer and his retailer. We are also pleased to be able to share this bespoke collection with the ten consumer finalists who will be gifted with these exquisite cigars.”  (_[ca]__{{{

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Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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