The team of chef’s Croation whip up spicy food on Thursday, flavor of tobacco associated with tobacco leaves from Cuba rock bass, a rich Demi Glace Sauce, beside ice cream. Read more
THE 14th Havana Cigar Festival which recently took place in the Cuban capital was a gratifying event for the 1,500-plus participants. Aficionados of the finest tobacco in the world expressed their gratitude to the organizers for the unique opportunity to visit cigar factories where the famous Cohíba and Romeo y Julieta brands are hand-rolled.
Another special option was the tour of the San Juan y Martínez tobacco fields in Cuba’s westernmost province of Pinar del Río, which possess exceptional characteristics for the cultivation of this crop.
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This brand is recognize because of the quality of the crops in Cuchillas de Barbacoa, which provide the raw material for making that type of cigar brand, told Prensa Latina Hiroshi Robaina, grandson of the legendary tobacco grower Don Alejandro Robaina, who died in 2010 and had the honorary title of Ambassador of Habanos. Ream more »
Pinar del Río, Cuba, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Far from expressing any vanity, Hector Luis Prieto, the world’s youngest Habano Man (the Cuban cigar is called an “Habano), says he feels optimistic about the results of the tobacco harvest in his legendary plantation in western Cuba.
After concluding the picking of covered tobacco, he announced that the volumes exceed those of previous harvests, in spite of delays caused by the inclemency of the weather.
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Resting on tables, it sprawled through El Morro, an old Spanish fort overlooking Havana Bay, where Cuba is holding its annual International Tourism Fair.
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The Cuban Cigar Club, which opened in Grainger Street last week, is a branch of the Carlisle-based family business which has been running for around 100 years.
The shop, which sells 150-200 varieties of handmade cigars, pipes, lighters and gifts, has just opened after a long search for the right site. Ream more »
Havana, Cuba, March 15.- More than a hundred businessmen, distributors, entrepreneurs and specialists from different parts of the world will meet in Cuba in April for the 21st Encounter of Clients-Friends of the Partagas Cigar House. The director of the Partagas House in Havana, Abel Exposito Diaz, told ACN that the event will coincide with the celebrations for the 166th anniversary of this Cuban cigar brand, one of the favorite ones among cigar lovers worldwide. Ream more »
* Industry draws on inventory
HAVANA, June 21 (Reuters) – Global economic woes and the worldwide spread of smoking bans are taking their toll on Cuba’s famous cigar industry, with the just-completed harvest of the country’s finest tobacco down 14 percent over 2009, local media said on Monday.
In westernmost Pinar del Rio, home of Cuba’s most famous tobacco, the harvest came in at 22.4 million leaves, down from 26 million in 2009, according to Guerrillero, the province’s Communist party weekly.
The area’s tobacco is used as wrapper leaf and part of the filling in Cuba’s prized cigar brands, including Cohiba, Montecristo, Trinidad and Partagas.
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The city of Miami, Florida, is an oasis of swaying palm trees, white beaches, yachts and gigantic tour ships in the harbor, a handy monorail transit system that winds all through downtown, and boutiques and clubs in a trendy shopping plaza called Coconut Grove. Read more
Former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who lost that state’s 2009 Democratic nomination to Creigh Deeds , launched his own trade mission to Cuba last week with several Virginia businessmen. McAuliffe journeyed to Cuba from April 12 through 15, where he persuaded the Cubans to accept more Virginia poultry, apples and soybeans — and, for the first time, Virginia wine. Read more