Vuelta Abajo


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Vuelta Abajo

(vwĕl'tä äbä`hō) or

Vueltabajo

(vwĕl'täbä`hō), district, c.90 mi (140 km) long and c.10 mi (16 km) wide, Pinar del Rio prov., W Cuba, along the southern piedmont of the Órganos Mts. Famous for the fine quality of its tobacco, which is some of the world's best, Vuelta Abajo supplies a large proportion of the total Cuban crop.
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Vuelta Abajo

a region of W Cuba: famous for its tobacco
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Earlier this year, torrential rains in four tobaccogrowing municipalities of Vuelta Abajo in the province of Pinar del Rfo forced farmers to plant the fields three times.
When Puerto Rican growers gained awareness of the bonanza obtained by the leaf from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba, many shifted their planting to a type of tobacco with properties similar to Cuban leaf.
Smoker and abstinent considered Vuelta Abajo leaf from Cuba and the hand-rolled Havana cigars to be truly exceptional.
By the 1850s, Havana cigars and Vuelta Abajo leaves set the standard by which other cigars and cigar filler in the Caribbean, the Americas, and Europe were judged.
Vuelta Abajo growers felt threatened enough, when Puerto Rican leaf showed up in Cuba itself, to address the issue in writing (Memoria sobre 1877; Villa 1876).
Focusing on two aspects of Cuban culture that dispersed throughout the globe, both the taste for the cigars crafted in Havana and the diffusion of Cuban tobacco (Vuelta Abajo leaf), this paper has identified the pains and toils of growers, merchants, and manufacturers of diverse means to provide their clientele with either leaf or cigars.
One, Puerto Rican growers sought to participate in the bonanza obtained by the leaf from the Vuelta Abajo district of Cuba and started to follow closely the Cuban paradigm.
In related news, Habanos has introduced a new presentation of the Cohiba brand, made of tobacco from plantations in Vuelta Abajo, in western Pinar del Rio province.
Romeo y Julieta, a premium dark tobacco cigarette, is made from 100% tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo region Cuba's western province of Pinar del Rio.