Author Archives: Javier Blanco Urgoiti

Inside the Cigar Jar Factory Talavera de la Reina in Toledo

Inside the Cigar Jar Factory Talavera de la Reina in Toledo

At the Talavera de la Reina in Toledo, Spain, cigar jars are made by hand. The master potter Francisco Agudo gives an insight into the factory, where the jars for the new Vintage Collection from Habanos are produced.

Raquel Quesada: A Strong Woman in the Cigar Industry

After a family tragedy, Raquel took over tobacco purchasing and blending duties with clear goals: to look to the future while learning and working side-by- side with her father, Manuel Quesada. In addition, she worked to strengthen herself against the sexist prejudices that persist to this day.

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