When Celia Sánchez, Fidel Castro’s indispensable helper, decided in 1967 to introduce women into the cigar business, hundreds of women lined up for the prestigious task of rolling for Cuba’s leader and his guests. One of them was 18-year-old María Sierra.
The company will now manufacture and distribute all Sosa brands including Sosa Classic, Imperio Cubano, Macabi, & Santa Julia.
A.J. Fernandez announced Bernie Rodriguez to be hired as new Director of Operations. Frank Santos is hired as Marketing Director for the A.J. Fernandez brands.
Glen Case has been smoking cigars since his teens and spent about 18 years in the financial industry. The stress of the corporate world took its toll, and in the early 2000s, Glen decided to try something different.
Cubancigarwebsite.com, the biggest online data base of cuban cigars, is offline after suffering a complete data loss on December 7, 2016. Website manager Alexander Groom disclosed the reason to be corrupted backup files on the servers and said that the lost files are not retrievable.
General Cigar announced that effective November 28, 2016, Vice President of Marketing Alan Willner is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
The Little Havana area in Miami, Florida was once full of cigar factories, like My Father, Perdomo and Padrón. When they moved their production to Central America, El Titan stayed put. Today Cobas has ten rollers in what is one of very few factories left on the street.
Under the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) manufacturers and importers of tobacco products [etc.…] have to submit key information to the authorities in the Member States in which they plan to market the products.
Joakim Widell lives on the island of Gotland and is field worker, farmer, blender, and roller, all in one, for his cigar, Tektor. About eight years ago he was given some tobacco seeds as a gift and he began the experiment of planting tobacco on Gotland.
Jeff Borysiewicz wanted to see if it was possible to grow tobacco in Florida again, so he set up the first tobacco farm in the state since 1977. Back in the day, Florida was the second-most important tobacco growing region in the United States, after Connecticut.
The fourth annual Cigar Smoker of The Year Awards, founded by Boisdale, is set to add some extras festive cheer in London this December. The star-studded, ceremony takes place on December 12 at Boisdale of Canary Wharf.
It started out as a worker’s shirt for guayaba pickers, or so some say. Now it’s the number one fashion item for people in the cigar world, and it’s all due to someone becomingly known as the Guayabera Lady.