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Spotlight Brand: Primeros Regionals - Dominican

Primeros Dominican

Mellow Dominicans at a Low, Low Price.

There is no better value than CIGAR.com's exclusive brand Primeros Regionals. Each cigar is handmade entirely with 100% premium tobaccos, boasts solid construction, and provides palate pleasing flavor profiles that will impress more than  similarly-priced competition.

Primeros Regionals Dominican is a delight, with golden Ecuador Connecticut Shade wrappers around Dominican fillers that give the blend a mellow but mouth-watering flavor and aroma. Factory packed in wheels of 40, each cigar is individually cello wrapped for maximum freshness. It's well-known Dominican tobacco is some of the smoothest in the world. When you add a Shade wrapper on-top, you get a real winner for only pennies on the dime! These cigars should be sold for more than the everyday price, but when you discover a value, we're all victorious. Like smooth Connecticuts? Desire delightful Dominicans? Have at it — Primeros Regionals Dominican is an excellent everyday option that won't break the bank.

Q & A: Stalk Cutting?

Q.
What is "stalk cut tobacco?"

11/02/09 | by TC of Las Vegas, NV

A.
Normally, field workers caring for tobacco plants will cut the leaves off in "primings" beginning at the bottom of the plant. About every two weeks another priming will be cut until all of the leaves are removed. This method allows the nutrients of the plant to travel up the stalk into the leaves, creating different levels of strength and flavor that become stronger as you move to the higher primings (top set of leaves). These leaves are then cured in barns and are detached from the plant. Stalk cutting, however, involves chopping down the entire plant by making one diagonal cut at the bottom of the stalk. The leaves are not removed. The entire plant is then flipped upside down and the leaves cure while still attached to the plant. In doing so, the stalk continues to feed the leaves nutrients throughout the entire curing process until the stalk is completely stripped of its minerals and flavor characteristics. This process of curing takes a lot longer than traditional methods, but creates a more potent and robust leaf. Therefore, a lower priming stalk cut leaf such as volado will be stronger and more flavorful than a volado leaf taken from a non-stalk cut plant. Currently, this method is only practiced in parts of Brazil and Connecticut, USA. 

by Sean G

Review: Diesel Cigars

Sean G Diesel
The first puff overwhelms the palate with rich smoke as earth and sweet cocoa intermingle for a great flavor. The cigar becomes robust as it flawlessly burns from inch to inch but still maintains a perfect balance with underlying hints of black pepper. The finish is relatively long but enjoyable as espresso lingers on the palate. Excellent.