A molten orb of glowing orange fire slowly emerged over the quiet slate blue waters of Tampa Bay. The light of dawn revealed the silhouetted skyline of a waking city veiled in the grey cloak of mist. The Courtney Campbell Causeway was host to both this early morning vista as well as host to hundreds
The world is ever changing. Technology keeps advancing. Is it a good thing? Let us confine our discussion to those things with screens. We’ll save the rest for another day. Do you remember a day when you had to be in your home to watch television? Then the day came when televisions showed up at
This week, we’re featuring some of the passion rolled into each of our cigars. William Ochoa is one of our Cuban Artisans at Tabanero Cigars. Here’s what he has to share with you about his dream. A note From William: If I only knew I was going to perform my trade in the US! I
Ask Google the question: ‘What is the definition of art?” The answer you’ll get is simple. ärt/ noun 1. the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. “the art of the Renaissance”
We have talked recently about the complicated restrictions and regulations the FDA is requiring of cigar industry. The main issue has been the requirement to have each blend of cigar tested. For an artisan boutique like Tabanero Cigars the cost of compiling with that regulation would be too high to continue being able to provide
You have probably heard the term aficionado in relation to cigars. In fact one of the most popular cigar magazines carries that title But what does it mean to be a Cigar Aficionado? Let’s begin with the idea of an aficionado. Hemingway, a man who lived both Cuba and cigars, was the one who gave
Do you remember New Years? So, we have crossed the half-way point of this year. It is a great time to sit back, light up an Aged Toro from Tabanero Cigars (of course!) and reflect upon the year to this point. Do you remember New Year’s Eve? What were some of the resolutions that you
We at Tabanero Cigars believe in our multi-fold heritage. One aspect of that heritage is the origin of tobacco and the Native American cultures who first cultivated the plant. In that spirit we continue to share Native American tales and celebrate our connection to something bigger than ourselves. Nawakosis The Blackfoot Legend This is the
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” A Little History… On May 10, 1773 the British enacted the Tea Act. Here was the idea: The East India
Recently Tabanero unveiled our newest box to package our hand made cigars. The new box got us thinking about old cigar boxes. There is just something about them that goes beyond being a container for cigars. I remember that my grandparents had cigar boxes in various drawers throughout their house. Maybe it was the artwork
Memorial Day has come and gone already. For most of us it was a day spent enjoying the arrival of summer – which here in the Tampa area didn’t seem to leave this year. The beaches were teeming with life: Frisbees and footballs filling the air, boats and jet-skis making waves, families sharing picnic food.
Stories, some true some not, shape who are as individuals and who are as a culture. Think about the bedtime stories you heard as a child. You loved the story and its moral molded your character. We at Tabanero love a good story too. So we thought we would share some tall tales involving tobacco.
Beauty manifests itself in a myriad of ways; it is all around us. I was walking by a vacant lot in the neighborhood, the northeast corner of which has been overtaken by a seven-foot weed bush. Not sure if weed bush is an actual thing, but let’s roll with it. On the end of the
We were fortune enough today to be invited by Eric Newman and Bob Newman to a lunch in at the JC Newman factory with people in the Cigar industry that are having the same pain no matter the size of their operation with new Regulation from FDA. THE FDA CONCERNS Senator Bill Nelson Litsen to
We have many and varied interests at Tabanero Cigars. Our attention this week was focused upon the draft of players into the National Football League. As I was watching the first round of the draft, while enjoying a Taba Big Daddy (it just seemed appropriate for the occasion) something occurred to me. Most of the