Kara from She Smokes Too sits down with Lidiana and Sophia 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!
How Cigars Are Made
Cigars are a luxury item with a rich history. They are a symbol of wealth, success, and tradition and are often featured in movies and literature. Smoking a cigar is a relaxing activity that can help relieve stress and create a sense of well-being. In addition, cigars can be smoked socially with friends to build camaraderie and bonds. They are also an excellent way to celebrate life’s special moments like birthdays and weddings or simply unwind after a long day.
In order to make a cigar, the tobacco leaves must be carefully harvested and then undergo fermentation. This process changes the chemical composition of the leaves and brings out different flavors. Afterwards, the tobacco must be aged. This mellows out the tobacco and gives it a more polished and mature flavor. The quality of the tobacco is also determined by its growing conditions and country of origin. A cigar maker can then combine these various elements to create unique strength, aroma, and flavor profiles for their branded products.
It is important to understand that not all cigars are created equal. The most premium cigars are made with the finest tobacco leaves and crafted by skilled artisans. This takes time and effort, which translates into higher costs. It is also important to remember that smoking cigars can have negative health effects. However, if smoked in moderation and with proper care, cigars can be enjoyed as a luxurious treat. Taking the time to relax with a premium cigar can be therapeutic and even help you to better appreciate the beauty of nature.