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Thanks to Brexit, London is U.S. travelers' top international destination

London's calling.<p>The city has become the top international destination among U.S. travelers this year, and Londoners have Brexit to thank for that.<p>That is the finding of a survey of more than 1,000 travel agents, managers and agency owners conducted by Travel Leaders Group, a Minnesota-based travel …

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Apple's Sad Transformation Into 'The American Samsung'

Apple’s launch event on March 21st, and the subsequent roll-out of the hardware, continues a trend that has seen Cupertino move away from a single hero device to a bewildering range of devices trying to satisfy every part of the smartphone ecosystem.<p>The three major products were nowhere close to …

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How a real Cuban cigar is made, shown in 13 gorgeous photos

The recipe for a Cuban cigar is the country's climate, as well as the soil which makes for a rich harvest.<p>While foreign sales in cigars rose steadily through 2015, some Cuban tobacco farmers also gained income by hosting international visitors, giving guided tours through the beautiful countryside, …

Where Cuban Cigars Come From: Pictures From a Factory

><i>Inside the century-and-a-half-old H. Upmann cigar company, among the most famous manufacturers of Cuban cigars</i><p>Above, a worker packages cigars at the H. Upmann cigar factory during the 13th annual Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday, February 24, 2011. Cigar enthusiasts from around the …

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Cuban cigar humidors fetch over $1.1 million at Havana festival auction

Cigar enthusiasts have paid more than €798,000 ($1.1 million) for six handmade Cuban humidors at the gala closing of Havana's 16th annual Cigar Festival.<p>The hot item was a one-of-a-kind handcrafted humidor packed with Montecristo cigars that fetched €170,000 ($235,000).<p>Welsh crooner Tom Jones was …

The Cigar Sommelier Who Rules Over Britain's Largest Humidor

The Wellesley hotel in London is known for being a cigar lover's paradise—thanks largely to the hotel's one-of-a-kind "cigar sommelier," Giuseppe Ruo.<p>Cigar smoke wafts up into the corners of the white pillared rooms of London's The Wellesley, an upscale Art Deco–style hotel in the posh Kensington …

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Cuban Cigars: A Buyer’s Guide

Contrary to popular opinion, not all Havanas are stellar stogies. Here is how to make the most of the relaxed new rules.<p><i>Contrary to popular opinion,</i> …

Here's What Could Happen to Cuban Cigar Prices

If the US lifts its trade embargo with Cuba, how will the easy availability of Cuban cigars affect pricing? Here’s what could possibly …

Cigar Sommelier Giuseppe Ruo on Cigar Etiquette and Why Cubans are the Best

As the director of food and beverage at The Wellesley Hotel in London, award-winning cigar sommelier Giuseppe Ruo oversees one of the finest spirit …

We talked to the cigar sommelier of London's The Wellesley hotel — here's what we learned

The cigar humidor at The Wellesley hotel. Facebook/The Wellesley<p>Smoking – at least of the cigar variety – has long been accepted as a pastime of the well-heeled.<p>But knowing when (and how) to light up with grace and style is a bit more of a complex issue.<p>To get the inside scoop on the latest in the …

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This cigar company is going to explode if the US lifts its Cuban trade embargo

Habanos S.A., a 50-50 joint venture between the Cuban state and Imperial Tobacco Group PLC., generated sales of $439 million in 2014 without direct access to the U.S. market. The company is also the monopoly guarantor of Cuba's signature export.<p>The prospect of the United States lifting its …

Fidel Castro, wearing 2 Rolexes, lighting a cigar while visiting the USSR for the first time

Two months after the Kennedy administration barred Americans from any transactions with Cuba, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev hosted Fidel Castro on April 27, 1963, in Castro's first visit to the USSR.<p>This photo from Castro's 40-day visit to the USSR features Khrushchev and a bunch of Soviets …

How to Enjoy a Cigar with Sautter Cigars - Choosing the right cigar

Sautter Video Reviews - Issue 67 - LD smokes a Diplomaticos No.2

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The New York Times follows the trail of famous Cuban "puros"

The New York Times follows the trail of famous #Cuban …

H. Upmann

<b>H. Upmann</b> as a brand name of two premium cigars, the original produced on the island of Cuba for Habanos SA, the Cuban state-owned tobacco company, …

Top 10 Cuban Cigars of 2015

HavanaInsider.com has only been online for about six months, but you know that I have been rating Cuban cigars since 1992 – first with Cigar …

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