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Farming: Color Sorting and Packaging

Farming: Color Sorting and Packaging

Cigars from seedlings to curing, to fermentation, to rolling, and box making have all been covered. This month's chapter of Nick Perdomo's Guide to Tobacco Farming sorting and packaging completes the series. Readers who've been following the series from the beginning should now have a very consummate understanding of the tobacco growing and cigar making process. In this final installation, Nick describes the process of color sorting and packaging. As you will see, it's more than just selecting 20 cigars and sealing them in a box.
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Keys to the City Miami

Keys to the City Miami

Though it's always been popular for tourism, Miami has also been enjoying a wonderful revival. Hotels and businesses that were once deteriorating have been reborn, offering some of the best service, food, and nightlife you'll find anywhere. Even the pastel colors of Miami can be seen in many of the latest fashions. Whatever "scene" you're looking for, this edition of Keys to the City will introduce you to Miami's most vibrant, as well as its most intimate places to stay, dine, and party.
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Making the Case: The Cigar Boom and Bust of the 1990’s

Making the Case: The Cigar Boom and Bust of the 1990’s

Back in the 1970s and 80s, cigar smoking was something your grandfather did. But then seemingly overnight, the "face of the industry" literally changed. And yet while the image of cigar smokers was changing drastically, the sheer number of cigars being imported and sold was even more mind-boggling. And then, almost overnight, the boom was over. The fascinating thing about operating in a business boom cycle is that you are constantly kidding yourself about how long it will last. But in this cycle lay the seeds for a real cigar market that would take us into the 21st century.
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“Substance and Style: Why Miami?”

“Substance and Style: Why Miami?”

When you think "cigar factory," it's easy to think of the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, and even Cuba. What you may not know is that the United States once was the cigar-making capital of the world. Today, America's premium cigar rolling business is but a shadow of its former self. So why do we make cigars here? Why make Padilla Miami 8&11 right at the corner of 8th St. and 11th Ave., right in the heart of one of the most expensive cities in America?
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Best Baseball Stadiums For Food & Beer

Best Baseball Stadiums For Food & Beer

Zack Barangan takes you on a road trip around the country to find the best in Major League Baseball ballpark food and drink. We eat crabcakes in Baltimore at Oriole Park, drink beer and watch Sausage Races at Miller Park in Milwaukee, have steaks and shakes at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows, and enjoy some Cuban Sandwiches at Marlins Park in Miami. You'll get the inside scoop on which ballparks you won't want to miss on your athletic and gastrointestinal journey around Major League Baseball.
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Cigar Factory Tours You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Taken The Journey

Cigar Factory Tours You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Taken The Journey

Cigars might be a big part of your everyday lifestyle, but for-shame on you if you have never visited a cigar producing nation and taken an official cigar factory tour. You may "think" you know all about your favorite pastime, but until you have walked the fields and factory floors, then consider yourself a mere tobacco virgin. Here we take a look at some of the top cigar manufacturers who offer the chance of a lifetime to "walk the walk", giving you the up close and personal, first-hand experience to see, touch, taste, and smell the real-life goings in a cigar company.
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