Cigar Advisor Publishes Article by Ernesto Padilla About Making Cigars in Miami

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Cigar Advisor Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to providing cigar enthusiasts with entertaining and informative content about cigars and the cigar lifestyle. Their latest addition to the August 2013 issue features a piece written by master cigar blender Ernesto Padilla on his decision to make some of his cigars in Miami, FL, rather than the traditional method of having them rolled in Central America.

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"Substance & Style" by Ernesto Padilla

I saw an opportunity to...answer to a commonly-asked question: why make cigars in Miami, one of America's most expensive cities?

The all-new Cigar Advisor Magazine is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers. Cigar Advisor has just published a new article by cigar manufacturer and Cigar Advisor contributor Ernesto Padilla, entitled Substance and Style: Why Miami?

In the article, Padilla traces the average day of a cigar roller in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, at 8th St. and 11th Ave, and examines the historical background of cigar making in the United States.

"Many people just don't know that the United States used to have tens of thousands of cigar manufacturers, rolling billions of cigars per year," Padilla notes. "I saw an opportunity to explain why that is, while offering an answer to a commonly-asked question: why make cigars in Miami, one of America's most expensive cities?"

As Padilla explains, it all boils down to authenticity in climate, culture, and the people who live there:

"Little Havana is full of Cubans, for whom cigar making is a way of life. From an early age, they learn the considerable art of handcrafting premium cigars, and their very culture dictates a profound appreciation for tobacco. Who better to roll cigars in the traditional Cuban style, than Cubans themselves?" he writes.

"It gives me no small amount of pleasure to give other Cubans to chance to live and work as they fit, under the blanket of liberty and freedom," he adds.

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