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Havana cigars confirm hand-rolled leadership

March 16th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Havana cigars confirm
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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Anniversary of Cuban Cigar Brand Vegas Robaina

February 8th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cuban Cigar Brand
Cuban cigars Vegas Robaina, ratify their worth after 15 years in the domestic and foreign market, said promoters of the hallmark made from leaves grown in this province.

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 »

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Certainties and Bets of a Cuban Cigar Man

January 26th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cuban Cigar Man
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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Cuban, breaking own record, rolls longest cigar

May 12th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cuban cigar record
A Cuban cigar roller broke his own record on Tuesday by rolling the world’s longest cigar, a monster smoke that stretched 268 feet 4 inches (81.8 meters), or most of the length of a football field.

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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Cuban cigars come to central Newcastle

March 31st, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cuban cigars shop
A CIGAR shop is aiming to bring old-fashioned high street service back to the centre of Newcastle.

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 »

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Cuban Partagas Cigar House to Celebrate Anniversary in April

March 16th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cuban Partagas Cigar
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 »

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Smoking bans and economics hit famed Cuban cigars

June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Cigars Tags:

legal cuban cigars* Cigar production, export earnings off sharply

* 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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Virginia wines meet Cuban cigars

April 19th, 2010 Posted in Cigars, General tobacco Tags:

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

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