Dominican cigars. A brief history

Dominican cigars. A brief history

The island of Santo Domingo was the first place in the New World where Europeans cultivated tobacco for commercial purposes. 
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The origin of the rings. A brief history

The origin of the rings. A brief history

The paper band that surrounds one end of the cigar is known as the ring, although many call it the vitola, a name that actually refers to the format of the cigar. The ring is used to identify the format and the brand, in addition to providing an attractive touch to the cigar and even, on many occasions, it is a luxurious badge that can be considered a work of art.
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Curiosities about the Corojo wrapper

Curiosities about the Corojo wrapper

Although it is true that there is no agreement among experts on the effect of the wrapper on the flavor and aroma of a cigar, everyone is aware that it defines its external appearance, which is why it has great weight in the buyer's decision.


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The market for premium cigars is on the rise again

The market for premium cigars is on the rise again

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Which of these Montecristo do you fancy?

Which of these Montecristo do you fancy?

Montecristo is one of the most reputable and representative cigar brands in the tobacco industry.
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The US cigar market over the past 30 years

The US cigar market over the past 30 years

In 1992, just 30 years ago, cigar consumption in the US market had fallen to historic levels.
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Cigars and rums. A perfect pairing

Cigars and rums. A perfect pairing

After a special dinner, enjoying a good cigar accompanied by the right drink is one of the great pleasures of a smoker. 
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Ashton: a brief but successful history in the world of tobacco

Ashton: a brief but successful history in the world of tobacco

Robert Levin, founder and owner of the renowned Ashton brand, was inducted into the 2020 Cigar Journal Hall of Fame and received the Cigar Trophy for his life's work.
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In the Top 25 Cigars of 2021, Nicaragua obtained the first three spots again

In the Top 25 Cigars of 2021, Nicaragua obtained the first three spots again

In the US tobacco market, very few are surprised by the quality of Nicaraguan premium cigars.
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Do you already know the Zino Platinum experience?

Do you already know the Zino Platinum experience?

The responsible for the creation of these excellent cigars is the Oettinger Davidoff Group, a well-known Swiss company of luxury products, whose main activity is tobacco. In 2003 they launched the Zino Platinun brand worldwide, as a tribute to Zino Davidoff, one of the best-known names in the history of cigars.
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Villiger, now in Nicaragua

Villiger, now in Nicaragua

Villiger Söhne AG, the renowned Swiss cigar maker, opened a factory in Nicaragua just over a month ago.
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Cigars flavored or infused. What you should know about them

Cigars flavored or infused. What you should know about them

Flavoring a cigar is nothing new. Almost all the mixtures that are used to make machine-made cigars have some type of ingredient to enhance their flavor, since the tobacco that is usually used is of low quality and therefore has little natural flavor.
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Which and from what country are the Cigars of the Year of the last decade?

Which and from what country are the Cigars of the Year of the last decade?

Learning about the world of cigars is a task that excites all those who enjoy the experience of smoking good tobacco. They are interested in learning about the flavors and quality of the product and, of course, knowing in which countries the best are produced.
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EPC Cigar Co. A big name in the premium cigar industry

EPC Cigar Co. A big name in the premium cigar industry

In the artisanal cigar industry it is not easy to find a person as authoritative as Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.
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Have you already tried an Oliva cigar?

Have you already tried an Oliva cigar?

Oliva is the best-selling premium cigar brand in Nicaragua, and to a large extent, the growing recognition of that country as a great producer of excellent quality tobacco is due to it.
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What do you know about García y Vega cigars?

What do you know about García y Vega cigars?

García y Vega is one of the favorite brands of machine-made cigar smokers.
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Cameroon: a luxury wrapper

Cameroon: a luxury wrapper

Scarce and highly valued, Cameroon is one of the rarest, most prestigious and expensive wrappers in the world, to the point that some believe that it is the most exclusive on the planet. Its flavor is unique and incomparable, with spicy-sweet, chocolatey and coffee-like tones, which add a toasted and crunchy aroma and a silky sensation to the experience.
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JC Newman and Arturo Fuente: a story that began in Tampa, Florida

JC Newman and Arturo Fuente: a story that began in Tampa, Florida

In the 1920s, Tampa was the cigar capital of the world, with an annual production of up to 500 million cigars in some 200 factories. 
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The top 5 cigars of 2020

The top 5 cigars of 2020

The Dominican Republic and Nicaragua shared, in equal parts, the privilege of appearing among the first five awarded cigars of the year 2020, according to the annual ranking of the prestigious digital publication Cigar Aficionado. The Dominican Republic obtained the first two places, and Nicaragua the third and fourth place, being the fifth place in the power of a cigar made in Cuba.
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What do you know about Montecristo cigars?

What do you know about Montecristo cigars?

We have all heard about Montecristo cigars, one of the most famous and valued brands in the world, an obligatory reference for every smoker for many decades. But there are some other cool things around this brand that you probably don't know about. Here we will tell you.
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Who leads the market for premium cigars in the United States?

Who leads the market for premium cigars in the United States?

The US premium cigar import market was led for more than three decades by the Dominican Republic, but, according to figures from the Cigar Association of America (CAA), that situation changed five years ago.
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Do you need to remove the ring to smoke a cigar?

Do you need to remove the ring to smoke a cigar?

The ring is the piece of paper that surrounds one of the ends of the cigar, where the format of the cigar (the vitola) is indicated and the brand name of the factory that made it is identified. Some call it a vitola, although it seems that the correct name is ring.
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Why use a humidor?

Why use a humidor?

As we know, the passage of time affects the taste and aroma of a cigar. Especially the flavors and aromas of the premium ones, because to make the long filler, characteristic of these cigars, whole tobacco leaves are used that are rolled while it is still wet. 
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4 things you should know about the aging of cigars

4 things you should know about the aging of cigars

The issue of cigar aging is complex and seems to have no end. However, it is worth remembering that, before the hands of the craftsman (torcedor/twister) make the cigar, each of the leaves that will be put together to form it, has gone through an aging process of at least two years.
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