Breaking news: Michael Giannini attending Midwest Smoke OutApril 16, 2012 – Hammond, Ind. – The nationally-acclaimed Midwest Smoke Out is ecstatic to announce that Michael Giannini, marketing director of La Gloria Cubana will be in attendance at the Thursday, April 19 event at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino from 5-10 p.m.
Giannini will be appearing at Smoke Out in between stops on his promotional tour for La Gloria Cubana’s newly released Retro Especiale line.
Giannini is the face of La Gloria Cubana and has executed the direction of critically-acclaimed brands including La Gloria Cubana, Serie R, El Rico Habano and most recently, the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos series. Under his guidance, these brands have enjoyed critical commendation. Rarely spotted without a cigar, Giannini is known for his unique sense of style and magnetic personality. He is equally at home speaking with tenured smokers and novices. As evidenced by the sheer number of people who flock to his events, his love for the premium cigar business is contagious.
In addition to Giannini, this year’s lineup will feature cigar industry legends Carlito Fuente, Tony Gomez of La Flor Dominicana, Cigar Master Alejandro Turrent of Altadis, USA, Inc., Victor Vitale of The Cigar Agency, Clay Roberts of A.J. Fernandez Cigars, Frances Peguero, cigar roller from Habana Cigar House and Lou Rodriguez of Lou Rodriguez Cigars.
With every ticket, guests will receive 14 complimentary premium cigars. The cigars include: La Gloria Cubana Artesanos and Retro Especiale Punch Ambassador Double Maduro from premium presenting sponsor General Cigar Company, Room101 Connecticut by Camacho Cigars, Coronado by La Flor Dominicana, Doublegun Buckshot by Doublegun Cigars, La Mezcla Cubana by The Cigar Agency, Bom-Bom by Lou Rodriguez Cigars, San Lotano Oval by A.J. Fernandez Cigars which was voted the No. 2 cigar in the world by Cigar Journal, A. Turrent Puro Corojo by Altadis U.S.A, Perfecto Garcia by Arango Cigar Co., Toraño Limited (CRA Edition) or Presenting Camacho CLE (CRA Limited Edition) from Cigar Rights of America and XEN by Nish Patel, Thunder by Nimish Patel and a Rocky Patel Sun Grown all from Rocky Patel Premium Cigars.
In addition to cigars, attendees can sample gourmet delicacies from Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant, Youche Country Club, Bulldog Brewing Co., Great Lakes Catering & Special Events, Quaker Steak & Lube, Gino’s Steakhouse, Tilted Kilt and Fahrenheit Two-Twelve.
Featured libations include delights from Three Floyds Brewery, Bulldog Brewing Co., Calumet Breweries, Shoreline Brewery, Heineken, Michelob Ultra, Labatt Blue, Red Bull, Goose Island, Stella Artois, Sierra Nevada, Leinenkugel’s, Pilsner Urquell, Killian’s Irish Red, Blue Moon, Peroni, Ultimat Vodka, Jack Daniels, Patrón and Macallan Spirits.
To further treat visitors, Karma Tobacco and Cigar Lounge will be giving away leather bags and a custom cigar cutter, The Little Guys Home Technologies will raffle off a 32″ HDTV Flat Panel TV, Deer Creek Hunt Club will raffle off a one-year clay shooting membership, Schepel Cadillac is giving away a cigar cutter, Humidipak is giving away a humidor bag, Calumet Harley-Davidson is showcasing four motorcycles, Ping and Balmoral Woods are presenting a simulator and custom golf club fitting, Albert’s Jewelers will give vouchers for $50 off a $100 purchase, Fair Oaks Farms will be giving away six tickets to both summer Milk Cow Music Festival and Travis Tritt concert, among other giveaways.