CIGARS

BY MONICA DOBIE AND ALAN OSBORN
FOR many, the big development in the cigar business this year is Cuba's decision to start manufacturing and exporting mini Havanas. All the famous names - including Montecristo, Romeo e Julietta, H Upmann, Jose el Pidra, Partegas and Punch - are now available in mini form. They don't come cheap exactly, at around pounds 12 upwards for a box of 20, but they do offer a way into the pleasures of Havanas for those who can't afford the famous hand-made premium cigars.

Simon Chase, marketing director of the leading UK premium ...


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