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Out of the Humidor

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From the Print Edition:
cigar case, Summer 93

(continued from page 16)

Dear Marvin:

Purchasing the premier issue of CIGAR AFICIONADO brought a smile to my face for it brings back fond memories of when I was a child growing up back in the old country (Portugal) and my father, after a long day's work fishing, used to come home and pour himself a healthy-sized cup of Port and then light up one of his strong-smelling cigars. I could see that this made him happy and I always wanted to join him in smoking, but I was only nine years old at the time, obviously too young to smoke. But my father was a very generous man and allowed me to take sips of the Port wine. When doing so, I remember he used to pat me on the shoulder, making me feel as much as man as he was.

It almost brings tears to my eyes writing this down and remembering those good old days of youth.

Thank you for bringing that special moment back into my life.

Fernando Carreiro
Vancouver, British Columbia

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Dear Marvin:

Ever since I purchased your fine publication and placed it on my college dormitory coffee table, I've been the toast of the building. Friends wander into the room and eagerly peruse the pages of this beautiful quarterly. The pleasure of gaining insight from fellow cigar aficionados falls just short of indulging oneself in an evening of fine cigar smoking.

On many a weekend night, fine cigars have broken through the stuffy academic atmosphere and brought friends closer together here in rural Minnesota. Thank you for your commitment to promoting this noble pastime.

Nels C. Elde
Carleton College
Northfield, Minnesota

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William Mills — Orlando, Florida, USA,  —  June 13, 2013 7:37pm ET

Dear Marvin - Regarding the letter from Peter Worsham in the August issue, I lived in Havana from 1997 until 2000 as a member of the U.S. Interests Section. The GOOD cigars are indeed heavily controlled and expensive no matter where you buy them including Cuba. That said there was always counterfeit/seconds cigars to be had on the black market, but so easily available that the Cuban government had to be aware or complicit in their production and sale. In the end, although not top of the line cigars it was Cuban tobacco which I think is the best in the world.
Changing the subject, I just returned from a car trip to Eastern North Carolina and was surprised to see farm fields of growing tobacco. These same fields use to grow soy beans, cotton, and corn, while the owners were being paid NOT to grow tobacco. Can anyone tell me what has happened? Chinese demand? Domestic demand? Other?
Thanks for the fine magazine.

William Mills

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