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A Building of Many Names – The Antonio Briones Montoto Factory

A Building of Many Names – The Antonio Briones Montoto Factory

Of all the cigar factories in Havana, this one has the most names, by far. No wonder, when you consider its colorful past.

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International Women’s Cigar Society. The Network.

Back in 2009 a hub was set up especially for women in the branch – the International Women’s Cigar Society (IWCS). The platform not only unites the distribution, the manufacturing and supplier side, but also the cigar smokers themselves, and women’s cigar clubs have found their point of contact in IWCS.

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Roman Szymonowicz and the Fine Art of Bluffing

On his finger, a massive poker ring; in his hand a Habano – ready for the next delightful draw. What is the real art of emerging as the winner of a poker tournament? Roman Symonowicz, a former manager in the automobile industry, uses the poker game to rise above himself: it’s a discipline that he has perfectly mastered.

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Brazil: Journey to Bahia

Finally I can see it: the Brazilian coast! I wonder if this is what Geraldo Dannemann first saw 142 years ago, when his crew called out “Land ahoy!” The tobacco specialist from Bremen, Germany, emigrated to Brazil in 1872, and found what he was looking for in the state of Bahia: perfect conditions for growing tobacco and proximity to the harbor of Salvador. My journey will take me there, and I will follow in Geraldo Dannemann’s footsteps.

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One Day in the Life of Emmanuel Martinez

A job at the Panama Caribbean Cigar factory changed the life of Emmanuel Martinez four years ago. The 24-year-old started working as a cigar roller and since cigar culture in Panama is nowhere near as prominent as in many of its neighboring countries, Emmanuel knew nothing about cigars before he started there.

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Qualification Tournaments for the 5th Cigar Smoking World Championship

In the run-up to the fifth international Cigar Smoking World Championship, the official competition for the long smoking of a Montecristo No. 4, qualification tournaments for the championship will be held in many countries. Initiator, Marko Bilič, will personally preside over compliance with the rules at the events.

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