Kara from She Smokes Too sits down with Lidiana and Sofia Fuente, 4th generation Fuentes. They talk about their important role in the family business as the bridge between the generation before and after them along with how important the PCA Trade Show is to their family and even acts as a family reunion!
Relax With a Cigar
There’s no better way to relax than by enjoying a premium cigar. It’s a pleasure enjoyed by millions of people worldwide, often as part of social activities or to help celebrate life’s special events. It is also considered to be a status symbol in certain circles, representing class and elegance.
A cigar is made from dried and fermented tobacco leaves that are then wrapped once again to create a cylinder with an end cap. It’s a complex creation that requires time, patience and skill to master. Cigars are produced in significant quantities primarily in Central America and the Caribbean Islands, including Cuba.
When smoking a cigar, it’s important to take the time to appreciate its aroma and flavor. It’s also recommended that you enjoy your cigar in a comfortable setting that allows you to relax and reflect on your thoughts.
Unlike cigarettes, which are chemically treated for flavor and color, premium handmade cigars are made from one ingredient: tobacco. They’re crafted by skilled artisans who take pride in their work, and the result is a cigar that is smooth and rich in flavor.
It’s been said that 200 pairs of hands touch a cigar before it makes its way to your humidor. While that number may be exaggerated, it’s still a good reminder that cigar manufacturing is a massive undertaking. From arranging tobacco in enormous piles (pilones) for fermentation, to aging, to banding and boxing, the process is an incredible testament to human skill.