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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Learning about tobaccos (8)

Learning about tobaccos (8)

Tobacco aging process

The third and last process to which tobacco is subjected after harvest is aging. In this stage, a complex ecological transformation takes place which, under certain conditions of temperature and humidity, changes the physical and chemical characteristics and significantly improves the aroma and flavor of the tobacco leaves.

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Learning about tobaccos (7)

Tobacco fermentation process.   
The second process that tobacco undergoes after harvest is fermentation. At this stage, the biochemical and physical properties of tobacco are altered by enzymatic transformations that eliminate ammonia compounds, responsible for the flavor and acidity of smoke, and destroy harmful bacteria, microorganisms and molds, present in tobacco. 
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Learning about tobaccos (6)

Tobacco Curing Process 
Returning to the broad topic of the leaves, which we discussed in a previous text, we will now focus on the first of the three processes -curing, fermentation and aging- that take place once the harvest is over. 
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Learning about tobaccos (5)

Shapes and sizes of the cigar. How do they affect its taste? 
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Learning about tobaccos (4)

 

Most popular formats
As we offered in the previous article, today we will comment on the main formats used to make cigars, which are also the most popular. 
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Learning about tobaccos (3)

Learning about tobaccos (3)

Continuing with the ABC of cigars, we will dedicate this article to comment on the main formats for their elaboration, a topic of special importance for all those who are starting in this fascinating world. 
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Learning about tobaccos (2)

Learning about tobaccos (2)

Continuing with the ABC of tobacco, today we would like to share  some information of great interest for those who are just starting to learn about this complex but exciting world. 
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Learning about tobaccos

Learning about tobaccos

The world of tobacco is huge. For this reason, anyone who is interested in the subject should start by learning some aspects that are like the ABCs of that practically endless universe. 
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Smoke tobacco. An ancient tradition in America.

Smoke tobacco. An ancient tradition in America.

Not much is known about the origin of tobacco use, however it is known that it is indigenous to the New World and it is believed that it may have been used and domesticated in the Andean highlands between 8,000 and 6,000 years ago. 
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