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February 2010

A Double Standard for Women?

Posted: Feb 28, 2010 10:36am ET

I was rooting for the American women’s hockey team on Thursday as it faced Canada, but I have to admit I was very impressed with the way the Canadian women celebrated their victory. About an hour after having gold medals placed around their necks, the team spilled back out onto the ice, smoking cigars, drinking cold beers and popping open Champagne.

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A Lot of Tobacco

Posted: Feb 19, 2010 11:49am ET

Some people collect stamps, others collect fine wines, but the cigarmakers in the Dominican Republic collect cigar tobacco. The big companies that roll cigars here tend to have amazing stocks of tobacco—bale upon bale upon bale.

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In the Fields of La Canela

Posted: Feb 17, 2010 7:36am ET

Tuesday in the Dominican Republic. The ProCigar Festival doesn’t officially begin here in Santiago until Wednesday, so I planned to spend this day meeting people who aren’t part of the organization.

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Visiting a Cigar Master in the Dominican Republic

Posted: Feb 15, 2010 10:40pm ET

 I spent Monday afternoon in Santiago, Dominican Republic, with one of the true masters of the cigar business, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. You know him from his years at La Gloria Cubana, first in Miami, later in the Dominican Republic.

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Back in the Dominican Republic

Posted: Feb 15, 2010 12:30pm ET

I just landed in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where more premium cigars are made than any other place on earth. I’m here for the annual ProCigar Festival, a gathering of some of the country’s biggest names in cigars, for a week of immersion in cigar country.

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