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Procigar 2017: Day 0

Charlie Minato and I are back in the Dominican Republic for the Procigar Festival, the annual celebration of the country’s cigar industry, and which this...
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Procigar 2017: Day 1

As Patrick Lagreid mentioned yesterday, Monday started out in a Dominican night club called Coco Bongo, which apparently is a chain—learn something new everyday. After...
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Procigar 2017: Day 2

Like most days during the Procigar Festival, Tuesday’s wake up call came all too early as a couple of us closed out Monday night under...
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Procigar 2017: Day 3

There are many constants of Procigar, not getting enough sleep is amongst them. After writing a quick story about some positive FDA news, I headed...
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Procigar 2017: Day 4

The story they like to tell goes like this. A vice-rector of a Catholic university once visited a rural school in one of the most...
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Procigar 2016: Day 2

My Wednesday of Procigar 2016 was supposed to begin with a trip to General Cigar Dominicana. It’s not because I wanted to go back to...
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Procigar 2016: Day 3

The third day of Procigar 2016 kicked off with a hoodied Charlie Minato and myself on a bus to visit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation...
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PDR Joins Procigar

The association of Dominican cigar makers has a new member. PDR Cigars will be the 12th member of Procigar. The company, founded by Abe Flores,...
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Procigar 2018: Day 1

It’s the week after Valentine’s Day and that means it’s cigar festival time. The cigar industry’s two oldest and largest festivals—the Dominican Republic’s Procigar and...
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Procigar 2018: Day 2

Day two of Procigar started at Casa de Campo and ended in Santiago. It’s the longest day of the week and one that is a...
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Procigar 2018: Day 3

While I got to bed at a reasonable hour Tuesday night, I was still only able to set my alarm for less than six hours...
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Procigar 2018: Day 6

After an exhausting day at the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, I was hoping to spend more time at the hotel than I ultimately did, which...
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Procigar 2018: Day 4

I was a lot less hungover than I should have been, but Thursday morning came far too quick for my body, which as you might...
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Procigar 2018: Day 5

“We don’t post pictures from this, this is for us,” said Jamilet Calviño of Cigar Snob, shortly before our tour started. Us referring to her and...
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Procigar 2018: Conclusion

Lots of rain, lots of people. Those were the themes of the 2018 Procigar Festival in the Dominican Republic. No one was happy about the...
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Procigar 2019: Day 2

Tuesday began fairly early as we needed to have our luggage ready at 8:30 a.m. to head to Santiago; only, we were hours away from...
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Procigar 2019: Day 5

In case you missed it, I was exhausted pretty much all of Thursday. On that note, Friday didn’t start much better. That being said, I...
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Procigar 2019: Day 3

While I suppose it will be like this all week, Wednesday started far too early for my tastes. At 7:15 a.m. I dragged myself out...
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Procigar 2019: Day 4

The good news is that I slept through my alarm without waking up Wednesday night, something that was a constant problem due to an air...
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Procigar 2019 Registration is Open

Registration for the 2019 edition of the Procigar Festival in the Dominican Republic is open. The upcoming festival, which marks the 12th edition, runs from...
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