DISCOVERING THE CIGAR

The newcomers in the art of smoking should know that, in order to taste the cigar, one should first follow a few steps in a correct manner. Everything starts with...
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THE CUISINE AND THE ART OF SMOKING

Years ago, smoking a cigar during the meal was considered....
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CUBA AND THE ART OF "TORCEDOR"

The indigenous Taino from Cuba used for the first time the plant known as "cohiba" during their ceremonial rituals. Thus, the ancient Indian processed the plants and then they smoked it in chibouk. The Europeans found out about this plant in 1492 due to Christopher Columbus and his crew. Then, gradually, they started...
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THE BEGINNINGS

The production of cigars began in the first half of XVII century, at small-scale, and the first factory with Partagas brand was opened in 1827. Gradually, the production was diversified and other brands entered the market: Por Larranaga (1834), Punch (1940), H. Upmann (1844), Ramon Allones (1845), Sancho Panza (1848), Hoyo de Monterey (1865), Romeo and Juliet (1875), El Rey del Mundo (1882) and Montecristo (1935).

Tastes have....
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THE FLAVOR OF AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR

Only a few people can appreciate the complexity of a cigar. Because every single cigar is unique, even for the most experienced smokers, each experience is special, is like exploring a new world.

To understand this new world, the smoker needs to use all his knowledge and his skills. Therefore, when the smoker first sees the havana, he notices its perfect and smooth wrapper, the amazing colours, the fine cuts and the round end. As soon as the smoker touches the cigar, he can feel the density of the wrapper, the flexibility and the texture. The first sign that reveals the good quality of the cigar is the smooth wrapper without cracks and second it is important the cigar to regain easily the initial shape after being pressed with the finger. Then, the smell ....
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