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San Andrés Tobacco on the Take-Off to International Relevance

San Andrés Tobacco on the Take-Off to International Relevance

Ever since the 1800s, the San Andrés Valley in the state of Veracruz has been the center of tobacco in Mexico. Today it is what Estelí is to Nicaragua and Santiago to the Dominican Republic.

Fact Check: What’s The Fuss About Cigar Wrappers All About?

Wrappers should have allure and charm. Moderate veining, even coloring, a discreet sheen, and absence of defects are essential attributes. Combustibility, texture and elasticity are less visible but even more vital. Beyond the traditional aspects, the wrapper’s aromatic influence is heavily debated.

Read About Jeff Borysiewicz’s Project of Growing Tobacco in Florida Again

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.

Meet Berta Bravo: The Guayabera Lady and Queen of Cigar Fashion

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.

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