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5 interesting things about Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo! We at Tabanero Cigars wish you a fun and safe day as you celebrate our neighbor Mexico. How did this day come about, what is it really, and is it cultural approbation? 1. Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Independence Day. The day Mexico celebrates its independence is September 16.

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A Bolt of Truth

Wednesday was a tough night for hockey fans in Tampa. Now that the dust has settled – or is it frost – we want to say thank you to the Lightning for a wonderful season. We are fortunate to have such an amazing sports franchise in our home town. Yes, it would have been better

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We’re not Royals

Hey Mate, Tomorrow is the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. So, why is Tabanero writing a blog about it? First of all, weddings are best celebrated with a great cigar like a handmade Tabanero. Secondly, we are all cigar aficionados and as such, we are citizens of the world. Cosmopolitan is the term.

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Our Present Future

In our last blog we talked about what we learned from the collapse of Toys R-Us. Spoiler alert! They failed to see the trends and adapt. The same thing happened to Blockbuster, now everyone is into Netflix and Chill. Meanwhile the only remaining Blockbuster is literally chilling in Alaska. So what is trending now, and

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Toys “R” Us Story

Toys “R” Us has closed its doors for good.  You’re probably wondering what that has to do with a cigar boutique in Ybor.   One reason is that it is always difficult to watch a business collapse. A business begins with someone’s dream.  Obviously, the founders of Toys-R-Us enjoyed decades of experiencing their dream come

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Losing Face(book)

3 Questions Facebook Needs to Answer Facebook is losing face, but should we lose Facebook? This week the company’s founder Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress to answer questions about how Facebook collects and uses our information. Three important questions need to be answered. 1. How are they getting our information? It is likely that we

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Part 2: Tabanero Opens to Bitcoin

In the last blog we announced that Casa Tabanero is going to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. To lay the foundation for understanding Bitcoin, which is a form of cryptocurrency, we talked about the nature of money in general. If this were a rollercoaster, and the metaphor isn’t that far off, then the

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Part 1: Two Bits Four Bits – No Dollar?

If you have read any of our blogs, ever visited Casa Tabanero, or talked with one of us, then you know how much we value our heritage. There is a way to make cigars that embraces the art of our ancestors and honors our heritage. We are all about that. We are also visionaries who

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Tabanero Cigars Reviews The affects of Hurricane Irma

Power is slowly, but surely, coming back. Debris is being cleared. What was broken is being rebuilt. Tampa is returning to normal. Soon we will be able to sit down and reflect. What has Hurricane Irma taught us? Here are our initial thoughts: • If you accept what you cannot change, then you will be given

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You’re Dreaming

Tampa, Florida: The Cigar Capital of the World – Then Imagine yourself walking down a street in Tampa. A soft breeze comes off the Bay and ruffles your beige linen jacket. But you don’t notice because your mind is focused upon the proposal you presented to the city leaders. The familiar clip-clip of a shoed

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Building Bridges to our Brothers

The Surgeon General has identified the most dangerous thing affecting men. It’s not cancer. It’s not heart-disease. What is it? Isolation But we’re talking about the Surgeon General and he isn’t the only one talking about it. Dr. Richard Schwartz who teaches psychiatry at Harvard Medical school has written a book, along with Jacqueline Olds,

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The Changes to the Handmade Industry

Recently, the FDA is making some big decisions when it comes to handmade cigars. There are many organizations jumping in and the decisions could change the cigar industry forever. The Future of Handmade Cigars There was an article published in an online magazine regarding the safety of children when it comes to the ease of

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Keeping a Taba on Baseball

“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game-the American game. It will take our people out of doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.” Walt Whitman, arguably the American poet, has

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Reactions To Cuba Policy

How the Changes Affects Us The new cigar regulations to travel to and from Cuba are becoming more strict. In the news, there have been talks of change to the policy which Former President Obama recently revoked. President Trump has been making an uproar of new restrictions to the Island Nation. Watch the news clip

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Father’s Day at Tabanero Cigars

Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all affections, as there is room in the heavens for all the stars. ~ Victor Hugo (he is the author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Norte Dame) Today as we sank into the soft leather chairs that faced each other, the

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