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Rocky Patel Opens Virtual Art Gallery

When you think of photography, tobacco farms and their workers are probably not the first subjects to come to mind. Rocky Patel is seeking to change that. The cigar company recently opened a virtual art gallery featuring the work of several artists, all based on tobacco and cigars. According to the website, these artists have worked with Rocky Patel for years, compiling “an unbelievable cache of the perfect cigar photography.”

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by Steve Kotch, 3 years ago

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2021 Habanos Festival Cancelled

The Habanos Festival (or Festival del Habano) is an event that is held every year in Cuba. Though its primary purpose is to showcase what the Habanos brand will be offering for the year, the festival also serves as a gathering where cigar lovers can relax and enjoy themselves.

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by Steve Kotch, 3 years ago

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Hurricanes Shake up the Cigar Industry

Back in 1998, Hurricane Mitch struck Central America. Known as the second-deadliest Atlantic hurricane, it was a Category 5 that destroyed curing barns, stripped soil from tobacco farms, and devastated the region’s infrastructure. Needless to say, cigar production took a heavy hit.

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by Steve Kotch, 3 years ago

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Cigar Documentary “Hand Rolled” Comes to DVD

Whether you’re a cigar newbie looking to learn, or an aficionado interested in unique insight into the industry, the movie Hand Rolled is looking quite promising. This documentary is the directorial debut for Steve Gherebean and Jesse Mariut, and seeks to cover a lot of ground in a taught, 90-minute run time. Topics span from Christopher Columbus’s first interactions with tobacco to contemporary politics and the policies that shape the industry today.

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by Steve Kotch, 3 years ago

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Barn Smoker Event Goes Virtual

Drew Estate hosted its first Barn Smoker event in 2014. It brought cigar lovers to a tobacco farm in Hopkinsville, KY, giving them the opportunity to sample local food, spirits and, of course, cigars. More importantly, these Barn Smoker events are the venue at which Drew Estate donates to Operation: Cigars for Warriors (CFW). CFW is a charity organization that gives deployed troops a taste of comfort while away from home, donating boutique coffees, cigars, and accessories.

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by Steve Kotch, 3 years ago