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The Slow & Graceful Decline of the Tobacco Leaf: Part 1

The Slow & Graceful Decline of the Tobacco Leaf: Part 1

Author and CigarAdvisor.com contributor, Mark McGinty, reprises some of the characters from his book The Cigar Maker, in Part I of this month's feature entitled, "The Slow and Graceful Death of the Tobacco Leaf." The story begins in 1901 Cuba with Paolo Renteria, a successful tobacco grower who learns that his brother, Armando, has been murdered and their most profitable factory has been burned to the ground during a violent tobacco workers strike in Ybor City. Paolo must go to Tampa and find out what the motive was for his brother's untimely death.
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Following in the Footsteps of Hemingway: From Key West to Africa

Following in the Footsteps of Hemingway: From Key West to Africa

Coincidence or fate? That is the question Rafael Nodal raises in his article "Following the Footsteps of Ernest Hemingway from Key West to Africa." Nodal, founder of Boutique Brands cigars, has traveled all over the world. Though he was a big fan of the author, Nodal writes, "...without any conscious planning, I have pretty much followed the steps of Ernest Hemingway." Not surprisingly, many of the places Nodal discovered during his travels were the bars Hemingway frequented. Additionally, readers will get a glimpse of the history surrounding these intriguing locations.
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The Fleet of 1733

The Fleet of 1733

Four Spanish galleons, a team of support boats and 20,000,000 pesos worth of Mexican silver found their way to the bottom of the ocean in a 1733 hurricane. Even a Spanish Armada is no match for the fight that Mother Nature can provide. Follow the trip of the Capitana El Rubi's treasure from surface, to sea floor and back again
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Natural Elixir 5-50

Unlock the mystery behind truly gourmet blended cigars in this Natural Elixir 5-50 selection from Drew Estate. Traditional South American-grown tobaccos are naturally blended with exotic tobaccos from Spain, Italy,…
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