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REVISTA DIGITAL NO. 48 | AÑO 2014

CIGARRO DE LA SEMANA: GURKHA 125TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION COROJO TORO CHARLA “EL CIGARRO; DE LA HOJA AL HUMO” FDA’S CENTER FOR TOBACCO, RESPONDS TO AN EXEMPTION PETITION ABOUT PREMIUM CIGARS RECONOCIMIENTO A JOSÉ MANUEL VICTORIA DE CIGARROS LA AURORA CATA DE VODKA RUSSIAN STANDARD BRIONI ABRE SU PRIMERA BOUTIQUE EN SANTO DOMINGO CELEBRAN DÍA INTERNACIONAL DEL JAZZ


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GURKHA 125TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION COROJO TORO El año 2012 se conmemoró el 125 Aniversario del Cigarro Gurkha. Fue en el 1887, en el apogeo de la dominación británica, que los soldados coloniales empezaron a fumar y disfrutar de sus cigarros hechos de tabaco local. La afición de los británicos por estos legendarios luchadores nepalíes les inspiró a nombrar sus cigarros ‘gurkhas’. Gurkha es una colección única de tabacos de edición limitada que utiliza una mezcla patentada de tabacos, elegido bajo la atenta mirada del Presidente de Gurkha Sr. K. Hansotia. Estos cigarros están disponibles en 3 variedades selectas: Honduran Corojo, Connecticut Shade / ecuatoriano y Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. Mundialmente conocidos por su empaque y diseño, el 125 Aniversario viene en una caja de madera de mango, tallada a mano y acabado con herrajes de exquisito latón.

Características / Characteristics Tamaño / Size: 6 Inches Ring Gauge: 52 Vitola: Toro Capa / Wrapper: Honduran Corojo Capote / Binder: Ecuadorian Habano Tripa / Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic & Honduras Apariencia: El Gurkha 125 Aniversario Corojo tiene una capa marrón y manchada con un poco de brillo aceitoso. La Capa se siente suave al tacto. / Appereance: The Gurkha 125th Anniversary Corojo has a brown and splotchy wrapper with a bit of oily sheen. The wrapper feels soft to the touch. Aroma: El aroma pre-luz tiene una complejidad de espesor, con notas de menta y un poco de pimienta. / Olor: The pre-light aroma has a thick complexity, with notes of

peppermint and a bit of pepper Sabor: Esta intrigante cigarro de medio cuerpo abarca un perfil de sabor muy suave y sabroso, con notas de cata de rico tabaco y sutiles toques de especias dulces, vainilla y castaño. El sabor inicia de leve a medio, pero al final del cigarro se torna de medio a completo. La fortaleza se encuentra en el centro del cigarro. / Taste: This intriguing medium bodied cigar encompasses a very smooth and flavorful taste profile, with tasting notes of rich tobacco and subtle hints of sweet spice, vanilla and chestnut. The flavors starting out as mild to medium, but by the end of the cigar they are medium to full. The strength is right in the middle of the spectrum at medium.

CIGAR OF THE WEEK

GURKHA 125TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION COROJO TORO

The year 2012 commemorates the 125th Anniversary of the Gurkha cigar, where it was this year back in 1887, at the height of the British rule that colonial soldiers first began to smoke and enjoy their own cigars from local tobacco. The fondness of the British for these legendary Nepalese
fighters inspired them to name their cigars ‘Gurkhas’. Gurkha is a unique collection of limited edition cigars using a proprietary blend

of tobaccos, chosen under the watchful eye of Gurkha Chairman Mr K. Hansotia. These cigars are available in 3 select varieties: Honduran, Corojo, Connecticut Shade/ Ecuadorian and Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. World-renowned for their packaging and design, the 125th Anniversary has a box in being hand-carved using the finest mango wood, finished with exquisite brass fittings.

Año 1, Volumen 48 | 2014 Copyright 2014. Todos los Derechos Reservados Dirección y Edición Ángel L. García CIGARRO DOMINICANO Es una Publicación digital dedicada a fomentar, impulsar y difundir la Cultura del Tabaco y las actividades relacionadas con el Cigarro a nivel nacional e internacional. Producida en Santiago de los Caballeros, República Dominicana por la empresa PIGAT S.R.L.

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EN EL MARCO XVII FERIA DEL LIBRO DE SANTO DOMINGO, FUE DICTADA LA CHARLA “EL CIGARRO; DE LA HOJA AL HUMO” Fotos cortesía del Ministerio de Cultura

DURING THE “XVII SANTO DOMINGO BOOK FAIR 2014”, WAS GIVEN THE TALK “CIGAR; SINCE THE LEAF TO THE SMOKE”

Como parte de la XVII Feria del libro de Santo Domingo, el Ministerio de Cultura de la República Dominicana organizó una serie de charlas culturales, entre ellas la exposición “El cigarro; de la hoja al humo” dictada por el experto tabaquero, Samuel Méndez, gerente general de cigarros Arturo Fuente. La actividad coordinada por el Encargado Cultural del Tabaco de la República Dominicana, Sr. José D. Ovalles, contó con el patrocinio especial de la Familia Fuente y el Arturo Fuente Cigar Club. Mientras el Sr. Méndez llevaba a cabo su magistral exposición, donde enseñaba a los participantes el proceso de elaboración de un cigarro, los concurrentes disfrutaban del exquisito sabor de los cigarros Hemingway clásico y del Sungrown #54. Esta fue una charla de casi dos horas de duración acerca de la presencia del tabaco en la vida de Samuel, quien desde su gestación lleva el tabaco en la sangre, sus 19 años trabajando con la familia Fuente, el cigarro dominicano como marca país, aspectos culturales, económicos e históricos, y la explicación del proceso, desde plantar la semilla en la tierra hasta encender el cigarro, y or supuesto interesantes anécdotas.

El charlista invitado, Sr. Samuel Méndez de Tabacalera Fuente

As part of the XVII Book Fair of Santo Domingo, the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic organized a series of cultural lectures, including the exhibition “The cigar; Since leaf to Smoke” speech by the tobacco expert, Samuel Mendez, general manager of Arturo Fuente cigars. The activity coordinated by the Snuff Cultural Manager of Dominican Republic, José D. Ovalles, had the special sponsor of Fuente Family and the Arturo Fuente Cigar Club. While Mr. Méndez was performing his masterly exposition, where taught to participants about the cigar process, attendees enjoyed the delicious taste of the classic Hemingway cigars and Sungrown #54. This was a speech of nearly two hours about the presence of snuff in Samuel’s life, who from gestation carries the tobacco in his blood, his 19 years working with Fuente family, the Dominican cigar as country brand, cultural, economic and historical aspects, and the explanation of the process, since planting the seed into ground, until lighting a cigar, and, of course, some interesting anecdotes.

Pedro Núñez Del Risco, Mayor Lora y Rudy Fernández

Irving Durán, Félix Olivo, Samuel Méndez, José D. Ovalles, Miriam Hernández, Guillermo Marín, Armando Objío, Carolina Pujols y Joe Montás


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MITCH ZELLER, THE DIRECTOR OF THE FDA’S CENTER FOR TOBACCO, RESPONDS TO AN EXEMPTION PETITION ABOUT PREMIUM CIGARS Last year was introduced to the U S Food and Drugs Administration –FDA- a deeming document, with two potential options for the regulation of cigars. One option would include the regulation of all types of cigars. Another would specifically exempt “premium cigars”. Earlier today, Mitch Zeller, the director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco, responded with a letter regarding recently-proposed deeming regulations, which would signal the first step in the FDA’s formal regulation of cigars, that allows for premium cigars to be exempted. This is the full response reads by Zeller: Thank you for your petition on premium cigars. First, it’s important to remember that regulating a tobacco product isn’t the same as banning it. FDA is not proposing a ban on all cigars or on any type of cigar. Second, although all tobacco products are harmful and potentially addictive, FDA has heard the input from stakeholders about the possible differences in the public health impact of premium cigars compared to other cigars. We are taking this into account as we consider potential regulatory options around the categories of cigars. In the proposed rule, the FDA has suggested two different ways the agency could regulate cigars. One option is to regulate all kinds of cigars. The other option is to exclude premium cigars, as described in the rule, from the scope of the regulation. Here’s where you come in: We’re seeking formal comments on the proposed rule as to how cigars should be regulated. You have a chance to tell us what you think of FDA’s proposed rule, and comments are due on July 9, 2014. We encourage you, as well as manufacturers, retailers, and other stakeholders, to provide comments and to include any data and information you may have to support your comments. Although tobacco products including cigars do vary, we know that cigars are not safe. All cigars, including premium cigars, contain the same chemicals and toxicants that are known to cause cancer and heart disease. FDA has several public health concerns regarding cigar use. One major public health concern is youth cigar usage. We know that kids smoke cigars, and more research is needed about

Mitch Zeller, the Director of The Fda’s Center for Tobacco

Cigarros Premiun fabricados en República Dominicana

how this affects public health. Research also suggests that youth see cigars in a more positive light than cigarettes and believe cigars are more natural and less harmful; and some do not realize that cigars contain nicotine.1 Such false beliefs about product risks can be a significant predictor of subsequent use behavior.2 Here are some other health concerns about cigars, including premium cigars: —Cigar smoking causes cancers of the lung, larynx, and esophagus, and also cardiovascular disease. Even cigar smokers who reported that they did not inhale were about three times more likely to die from lung cancer than those who have never smoked. —The amount of nicotine in a cigar can range from the equivalent of a single cigarette to the equivalent of an entire package of cigarettes, depending on cigar size and the amount of tobacco incor-

porated into its components. In addition, the concentrations of some toxic and cancer-causing compounds are higher in cigar smoke than in cigarette smoke, and tobacco smoke is a major source of fine-particle and carbon monoxide indoor air pollution. —Cigars can and do deliver nicotine at a level that can produce dependence. Factors — such as the degree of inhalation, the rate of oral nicotine absorption, the development of tolerance to nicotine, the age of initiation, and the duration of exposure — can contribute to the development of dependence. Here’s some background on FDA’s authority, which you may already know: The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act to give FDA immediate authority to regulate certain tobacco products — cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. And while it didn’t apply right away to other tobacco products, such as cigars, the law gave FDA authority to cover those products through regulation. We understand that cigar manufacturers and retailers are concerned about being subject to this type of regulation for the first time. That’s why the FDA has met several times with representatives of different cigar manufacturers and their trade associations to better understand how premium cigars are made, marketed, distributed, and used. We are always open to meeting with these and other stakeholders to hear from all points of view on issues related to product regulation. We’ve issued a proposed rule in the April 25, 2014 issue of the Federal Register containing two options for regulating additional products that meet the legal definition of a tobacco product. Because cigars meet this statutory definition, their potential regulation by FDA is discussed in this proposed rule. It’s important to remember that this is only a proposed rule and is not final. That’s why we’re seeking comments, and encouraging you, as well as manufacturers, retailers, and other stakeholders to formally provide comments through the FDA and to include any data and information you may have to support your comments. Thank you for participating in this We the People petition.


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CAMEROON CIGAR LOUNGE & SHOP ENTREGA RECONOCIMIENTO A JOSÉ MANUEL VICTORIA POR SUS QUINCE AÑOS EN CIGARROS LA AURORA En el marco de la Tarde de Cigarros La Aurora, Luis Rafael Lee Ballester y Luis Manuel Pérez, Propietario y Gerente, respectivamente, de Cameroon Cigar Lounge & Shop, hicieron un reconocimiento a José Manuel Victoria, de la fábrica de cigarros La Aurora, por su ardua labor y por la pasión que por más de quince años ha puesto en su trabajo. Tanto los ejecutivos de Cameroon Cigar como el Club de Fumadores reconocieron la dedicación y empeño de José Manuel por ser también una persona clave en el éxito del cigar Lounge.

Fotos cortesía de Luis Ml. Pérez Primer plano de José Manuel Victoria

Carlos Pérez, Luis Lee Ballester, José Manuel Victoria y Luis Ml. Pérez Cigarro BME Brazil degustado durante la actividad

CAMEROON CIGAR LOUNGE & SHOP RECOGNIZES JOSE MANUEL VICTORIA FOR HIS FIFTEEN YEARS AT AURORA CIGARS Under the activity “Later La Aurora Cigars”, Luis Rafael Lee Ballester and Luis Manuel Pérez, Owner and Manager, respectively, of Cameroon Cigar Lounge & Shop, made an acknowledgment to José Manuel Victoria from La Aurora factory, by their hard work and passion he has put into his work for over fifteen years. Both, executives as Cameroon Cigar Smokers Club, recognized the dedication and commitment of José Manuel that also is a key person on the Cigar Lounge’s success.

IGOR GALBURT, EMBAJADOR DE LA MARCA RUSSIAN STANDARD REALIZA CATA DE VODKA

Con motivo de la visita a la República Dominicana del Embajador de la Marca Russian Standard, Sr. Igor Galburt, la empresa Álvarez & Sánchez C por A., importador de la bebida al país, ofreció una Cata exclusiva de este delicioso Vodka en Santo Domingo. Durante la actividad, el Embajador Galburt ofreció los detalles de esta Vodka que nace de la mano de Roustam Tariko, y que tiene como base la receta creada por Dmitri Mendeleev, químico Ruso fundador de la Tabla Periódica de Elementos, quien en 1894 fue seleccionado por el Zar Alexander III para elaborar la receta que el gobierno ruso designaría como el estándar absoluto de los vodkas rusos. Russian Standard Vodka toma la receta del siglo 19 de Mendeleev y la adecua a los niveles de calidad del siglo 21, combinando lo mejor del trigo las estepas rusas del suelo negro, con las aguas puras y suaves del lago glacial Ladoga para crear un espíritu ruso clásico con una excepcional pureza y un sabor suave.

José Antonio Álvarez, Alina Pardaeva e Igor Galburt

Una modelo ofrece detalles a Jean Marcos Troncoso y Jorge Pérez

IGOR GALBURT, “RUSSIAN STANDARD” BRAND AMBASSADOR, PERFORMED A VODKA TASTING

On occasion of the visit to Dominican Republic of “Russian Standard’s” Brand Ambassador, Mr. Igor Galburt, the firm Alvarez & A. Sánchez C por A, the vodka’s importer to the country, offered an exclusive tasting with this delicious Vodka in Santo Domingo. During the event, Ambassador Galburt offered details of this Vo-

dka that comes from the hand of Roustam Tariko, which is based in the recipe created by Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist, founder of the Periodic Table of Elements, who in 1894 was selected by Tsar Alexander III to prepare the recipe that the Russian government would appoint as the absolute standard of Russian vodkas.

Russian Standard Vodka takes the recipe from 19 century of Mendeleev and conforms it to the quality standards of 21st century, combining the best of wheat Russian steppes of black soil, with the pure and gentle waters of glacial Lake Ladoga to create a Russian spirit classic with exceptional purity and mild flavor.


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Brioni, la marca de referencia para la elegancia masculina en el mundo de lujo, devela su nuevo concepto boutique en el mercado y fortalece su presencia en Latinoamérica con la apertura de una nueva boutique en Santo Domingo, en el primer piso de Blue Mall. El nuevo concepto, desarrollado por el director creativo Brendan Mullane, en colaboración con Studio Park Associati de Milán, refleja la exclusividad de la marca a través de áreas concebidas para llevar con distinción las colecciones de ropa formal, casual y de accesorios masculinos.

BRIONI, LA MARCA DE ROPA MASCULINA, ABRE SU PRIMERA BOUTIQUE EN SANTO DOMINGO BRIONI, THE MALE CLOTHING BRAND OPENS ITS FIRST BOUTIQUE IN SANTO DOMINGO

Liberato Marra, Jorge Macharekchys, Marco Gally, Luis Fajardo

La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura – UNESCO – proclamó el 30 de abril de cada año como Día Internacional del Jazz. En Santo Domingo, este importante día musical fue celebrado en Las Terrazas del Mesón de la Cava en una actividad organizada por Jazz en Dominicana, la Comisión Nacional Dominicana para la UNESCO, el Ministerio de Turismo de la República Dominicana, la Embajada de Estados Unidos, el Mesón de la Cava y su espacio semanal – The Galleries @ Las Terrazas del Mesón de la Cava. En el día del Jazz, el Ministerio de Turismo de la República Dominicana entregó reconocimientos especiales a 17 músicos, promotores, productores y propulsores del Jazz en el país. Luego se presentó un concierto a cargo de La Orquesta Juvenil de Jazz, bajo la dirección de Javier Vargas y la participación de una invitada especial, la vocalista panameña Patricia Vlieg.

Brioni, the benchmark for masculine elegance in the world of luxury, unveils its new concept boutique and strengthens its presence in Latin America with the opening of a new boutique in Santo Domingo, on the first floor of Blue Mall. The new concept, developed by the creative director Brendan Mullane, in collaboration with Studio Park Associati of Milan, reflects the exclusivity of the brand through areas designed to wear with distinction, the formal and casual clothing collections and male accessories.

Franquiz Caraballo, Michael Cuello y Rafael Jiminián

Michele De Prisco y Omar Farias

SANTO DOMINGO CELEBRÓ EN GRANDE EL DÍA INTERNACIONAL DEL JAZZ

A BIG CELEBRATION IN SANTO DOMINGO FOR JAZZ DAY

Iván Fernández, Sandy Gabriel, Martín Gómez, Tadeu de Marco, Pengbian Sang, Crispín Fernández y Wellington Valenzuela

Javier Vargas y la Banda del Conservatorio Nacional de Música

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO - proclaimed April 30 of each year as International Jazz Day. In Santo Domingo, this important musical day was celebrated in Las Terrazas del Meson de la Cava in an activity organized by Jazz en Dominicana, the Dominican National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Embassy, Meson de la Cava and his weekly show The Galleries @ the Las Terrazas del Meson de la Cava. On Jazz Day, the Ministry of Tourism of Dominican gave 17 special recognitions to musicians, promoters, producers and promoters of jazz in the country. Then, was presented a concert by “Jazz Youth Orchestra”, under direction of Javier Vargas and the special participation of Panamanian guest, the singer Patricia Vlieg.


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