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ProCigar Festival 2010 Wrap Up

The Dominican Republic is known as cigar country. If you have any doubt in the merrits of such a nickname, than clearly you have never visited. Located on the island of Hispanola, which it shares with Haiti, the Dominican Republic produces some of the finest cigars available anywhere in the world. In a continuing effort to drive this message home ProCigar, a consortium of 6 of the leading Dominican manufacturers, hosted its third annual ProCigar Festival. This year also marked the 3rd year I was fortunate enough to host a group to experience this incredible trip.

The Festival begain on February 14 in La Romana with tours of Tabacalera de Garcia (home of Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo) as well as a golf competition. Unfortunately I was unable to participate in the first couple days, but the reviews from folks who attended said it was first class. Having had the pleasure of visiting Tabacalera de Garcia myself on prior trips and spending time with the great Jose Seijas, I'm sure it…