Cuban Cigar Is The Elite Product
by: Stephen Spearry
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At the time of discovery, various legends relating to the Admiral Christopher Columbus to play on Cuban soil in 1492 sent two of his best men with the letters of the Catholic Monarchs for Chinese emperors, the thought that had just arrived at the China.
Rodrigo de Xerez and Luis de Torres, names of the envoys, the reality is quite different had the trip over pipes carrying Aboriginal rolled leaves on the lips, which were lit at one end and the other is absorbed by the smoke.
Thus, unwittingly, Columbus uncovered one of the greatest riches of Cuba and even several of his companions, including Xerez, became addicted to the consumption of the aromatic leaf, thus the word cigar was incorporated into the language of the people of old continent.
They are grown at present in almost all provinces, the best land for such activity on the island are located in the western territory of Pinar Del Rio, especially Vueltabajo-zone, considered the cradle of the best cigar in the world.
A combination of soil, climate and humidity result in a product that is rated by connoisseurs of unique in the world for its aroma, color, texture and flavor, all indispensable to the preparation of the famous cigars from the island faced so much demand among the most select clientele.
The cigar industry in the island has for the most demanding broad gains of about four dozen brands and over 700 cigar bands, all of high quality.
The fine meadows of the western province of Pinar del R’o produce almost all of the leaves used for the outer wrapper of the cigar, submitted at the end of a process that can last over a year to about 190 operations before it finally reaches the of a smoker.
The preparation of a cigar is for its creator a true work of art, all the time worked by hand, and starts from the chosen, where the leaves are selected for their size and class and according to the specific characteristics of each band cigar or .
The experts say the secret of a good cigar is in a perfect, combining in due proportion blown leaves, dry and light.
Its growing acceptance gave rise to specially designed facilities for the enjoyment of a great band and the preservation of the product in ideal conditions.
In this latter aspect comes into play the art of specialized carpenters, charged with drawing up selected woods where cigar humidors are protected from environmental changes and maintain the aroma and taste that elevates to the rank of treasures to their owners.