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DAVID DIAMANTE: BROOKLYN HIP
The impeccably dressed professional boxing ring announcer with the signature voice is now calling games for the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. But most sports fans don't know tht the hipster entrepreneur is also a cigar lounge owner, cigar blender, motorcycle rider, world traveler, musician, and DJ - constantly evolving and always in motion.
By Murdoch McBride
F E A T U R E S
Litto Gomez founded La Flor Dominicana with his wife, Ines nearly 20 years ago and he has no intention of changing his approach to cigar making now. But, Gomez has completed a significant expansion of his factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. His patient approach to crafting cigars has built a loyal following, and Gomez insists that consistently meeting customer expectations is far more important that rampant corporate growth.
IT'S HABANO HEAVEN AT CUBA'S|
15th ANNUAL FESTIVAL DEL HABANO
Cuba's annual celebration of its iconic cigar culture is the largest festival of its kind in the world, and a glitzy forum to showcase the newest Cuban cigar releases and explore the artisanry of the "habano."
CUBA'S NEW CIGAR MAN:|
WALFRIDO HERNANDEZ MESA
Habanos S.A.'s new co-president is a 35-year Cuban cigar industry veteran, a native of El Corojo and an agricultural engineer by trade who intriguingly brings vast experience to his leadership role in tobacco production
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