Why Cohiba?

Why Cohiba?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

Let Us Tell You A Story… IT WAS THE EARLY 1960s: the world watched as the USSR, the United States, and Cuba were locked in a deadly Cold War.   Many of Cuba’s profitable industries and valuable resources had long been controlled by large American corporations. The leaders of Cuba’s Revolution, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, wanted to take back control of their nation’s resources so as to return the profits to the local people. Castro began nationalizing all industries to thwart imperialist control. In retaliation the U.S. implemented heavy sanctions, limiting crucial trade between Cuba and the outside world. In the midst of the uprising and upheaval of a whole sociopolitical system, the Cuban economy  declined as Castro’s ideologies began to isolate Cuba from international support. Castro realized he needed to stimulate his economy by drawing the world’s attention to a unique Cuban resource, and trademark it. And that’s when the penny dropped: If Castro was the face of the Cuban Revolution, his cigar would be its emblem. One evening a bodyguard of Fidel’s shared some of his private supply of cigars with the leader. Castro himself recalls the tale like this: “I used to see the man smoking a very aromatic, very nice cigar, and I asked him what brand he was smoking. He told me that it was a special blend, but that it came from a friend who makes cigars and he gave them to him. I said, let’s find this man.” The man’s name was Eduardo Ribera, and the cigars pleased him so much that Castro sought out the cigar maker. Ribera told him what blend he used, which tobacco leaves he used and from which plantations, until they had enough information of their own to assemble a team of cigar makers, set up their own factory and begin production in 1966. It was a special blend, at the time unbranded. It was produced under conditions of tight security, as Castro was increasingly paranoid of sabotage (In fact, the technical services department of the American Intelligence Agency is now known to have worked on the development of exploding cigars as a means of assassination from the early 1960s.) Fidel appointed Guevara as Minister of Industries, and had him oversee his cigar house, named El Laguito Factory. He was tasked to create this new super-premium blend that differed from all previously existing Cuban cigars: one that could be a dignified symbol of Cuban pride and prosperity. But what were they going to call this cigar? “What’s in a name?” When the Spanish expedition, commanded by Christopher Columbus, arrived in Cuba in 1492 they saw tobacco for the first time in the New World. The Taino natives of the region, the first original inhabitants of Cuba, rolled and burned mysterious leaves which they called “Cohiba”, in an unknown ceremony for these newcomers. The word derived from the...

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‘Twas the night before Christmas… still haven’t found that perfect gift?

‘Twas the night before Christmas… still haven’t found that perfect gift?

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…well that’s not true. You’re stirring because you still haven’t found that perfect gift. What will you do? Don’t panic we can help. Here are some great last minute gift ideas! Penhaligon’s of London, a company that has been around for generations, has an array of exotic perfumes to choose from. We are thrilled to say that we now have added the Bayolea to our collection. This fragrance has received excellent reviews online. This particular men’s fragrance is combined with lemongrass, tangerine, cardamom, sandalwood and lavender to name a few delightful ingredients. Ritzenhoff, a German-based company, showcases a unique collection of glassware. They use various designers and are always on the lookout for more. Their designers create contemporary art that definitely gets noticed. Check out some of the collections below:    The Jack Black skincare line for Men also makes for a great gift. Using all natural ingredients like plant extracts, herbs and healing botanicals, Jack Black really sets the bar high when it comes to men’s skincare products. Plus, their products are fragrance-free, colorant-free, cruelty-free and all are dermatologist tested. The Beardsman Kit by Beardbrand is perfect for the avid “beard grower”. All products in the kit help maintain that fierce beard. The Beardsman Kit includes: one large comb, pocket comb, mustache comb, boar’s hair brush, trimming scissors, mustache wax, and beard oil. For more last minute gift ideas please come in and visit us we will help you find the perfect gift! This concludes our Countdown to Christmas. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our helpful tips, insights, and informative product guidance. Happy Holidays from your Revolucion family....

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2 days till Christmas…Let’s fill up those stockings!

2 days till Christmas…Let’s fill up those stockings!

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

Hopefully you have completed most of your Christmas shopping and now you only have those wonderful stockings to fill. It can be a difficult task to decide what to fill those stockings with. There is always  excitement when opening up your presents but even more excitement is built up when your about to rummage through the insides of that overflowing stocking! Revolucion has found the absolute best stocking stuffers this season that will both,  impress and delight! Here are our top picks:   1. Soi Purse Light The perfect little gift for the ladies! The first handbag light in the world is manufactured in Germany and is designed using special sensor technology. The SOI purse light will only light up once its sensors detect your approaching hand or your light touch. After some time elapses the SOI purse light will “switch” off. Completely energy efficient, and only using a high quality LED light, the batteries will only need changing after 6000 cycles of automatically switching on and off.         2. Swedish Soaps A luxurious soap derived naturally from seawater. Active marine algae and mineral salts help to soften and moisturize your skin. A natural product that truly makes your skin say “thank you”   3. Sock It To Me Who doesn’t love socks for Christmas! Sock it to Me designs socks to suit every individual’s unique personality. With over 200 sock designs ranging from ninjas, to unicorns, monkey to funky fish, this makes for a cool and exciting little gift…not to mention they keep your feet warm! 4. Whiskey Stones No better way to enjoy your scotch on the rocks without compromising on taste. Unfortunately, there isn’t any kind of technology that keeps your ice from melting away and diluting your favorite scotch thus taking away from that smooth taste. Whiskey Stones keep your scotch cool and won’t alter the taste. Simply keep them in the fridge until your ready to use them and voila! Now you can sit back relax and indulge. 5. Razor Pit Razor Sharpener Introducing the World’s Best Razor Blade Sharpener! Razorpit uses patented friction technology to clean and sharpen your blade so that it lasts 6x longer. Now with a softer surface than the original model, this allows closer contact with the blade, improves sharpening and provides you with your closest shave. 6. Retro 51 Pen May I borrow your pen? Don’t be that person. Even with modern day technology and the convenience of our phones that are glued to our hands it’s always useful to have a pen around. Retro 51 has so many styles and designs of writing instruments to choose from you can really tailor your gift to suit your loved ones style.   7. Swiss Army Knife A trusted company that has been around for generations, Victorinox Swiss Army has exceeded expectations when it comes to designing a Knife with multiple...

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3 days till Christmas…a gift for the “Global Citizen”

3 days till Christmas…a gift for the “Global Citizen”

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

DECADES ago, a man named Garry Davis provocatively renounced his American citizenship and declared himself a citizen of the world. Now, Tumi, which sells luxury suitcases, bags and other products for travelers, is proclaiming the arrival of the “global citizen.” Travel is a way of life, and this Christmas Revolucion is here to help you fuel that aspiration. Tumi was founded by American Entrepreneur Charlie Clifford, a former Peace Corp volunteer who eventually started importing bags from South America in 1975. In the mid 80’s Tumi embarked on its journey of innovation by designing a revolutionary carry on garment bag and soft brief-case, using it’s patented ballistic nylon. In the early 90’s Tumi entered the European market and introduced a collection of men’s leather wallets and agendas. Then, during the mid-90’s Tumi designed wheel-a-way, Tri-fold Garment bag, and introduces the Snap Hook with a Swivel Platform (for luggage) before opening up 2 stores in Santa Monica, CA and New York City closer to the millennium. Always innovating, Tumi launched TUMI Tracer® product identification and recovery program.  This is available on their core luggage and business collections and helps to reunite Tumi customers with their lost or stolen bag. The patented Omega Closure System® ensures that your locks will last and are of excellent quality. Following this, in 2005 Tumi launched their award winning electronic travel accessories. Although Tumi is widely known for their innovative, top-of-the-line luggage, their extended collection of wallets, travel essentials, key fobs, agendas, and  iPhone 6  & iPad cases are also designed with the same care and attention. The majority of Tumi wallets are hand-crafted using full-grain leather with the exception of the Alpha collection, that uses Tumi’s signature ballistic nylon fabric, which is also used for the iPhone 6 case. The Tumi key fobs are designed using quality stainless steel. The Alpha Collection features a push mechanism that releases the valet portion of the fob, while the Slim Monogram Collections features a leather inlay that can be monogrammed, and a polished stainless steel finish on the other side. So why Tumi? Not only has this brand won awards for its innovative and functional collections, the company will not allow any product onto the market until each and every item has passed a combination of 30 unique tests. Their “real life lab” is inspired by people, which is why they take each product out into the real world to test out every possible scenario and will reject anything that isn’t functional and up to their extensive standards. Tumi strives to make things easier for their customers by overcoming several challenges: Introduction of T-Pass. Designed to cut down “your time in line” at airport security. With T-Pass you don’t need to take your laptop out of your bag. This technology allows you to place your bag through scanners without damaging your laptop. Tumi ID lock. Designed to prevent Identity Theft from thieves scanning...

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4 days till Christmas…tic toc… time is winding down

4 days till Christmas…tic toc… time is winding down

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

There are scotch connoisseurs, cigar connoisseurs, wine connoisseurs etc, I could go on and on. However, today I’m going to talk about the watch connoisseur. You know who they are. They are the ones that have collections upon collections of watches, a watch to match each and every outfit. I’ve realized over time that a watch to a man is like a purse to women. A complete must have! If you’re stuck on what to buy your man this Christmas just take a look at his watch collection and figure out what he doesn’t have already. Or an even better idea…is his vast collection taking up space that could be yours? Perhaps he needs a place to keep all his precious watches? Wolf designs specialize in custom clock making, beautifully crafted jewelry boxes and contemporary and stylish watch boxes with the added watch rotating mechanism, that will instinctively wind all types of automatic watches. Plus, the designs are so contemporary and showcases a glass window so now both the Wolf Watch Winder and the watches itself can proudly be displayed. The company has been around for 180 years and is a business that has been passed down from generation to generation. Always striving to become more and more innovative. Wolf designs patented rotation mechanism is extraordinary. The rotation mechanism inside simulates wrist action, is pre-programmable and capable of completing 300 to 1200 TPD (turns per day) clockwise, counter-clockwise and bi-directional. All of the Wolf Winders are custom made with wood and are also designed with a fitted lock. There are many models ranging from simple to complex. As I mentioned the programming capabilities of this amazing design is outstanding. This is the perfect Christmas gift for your beloved man. It has the design esthetics that you’ll love and the mechanics and technology he’ll love. Stop by Revolucion Fine Gifts & Cigars and we would love to help you pick the best Wolf Winder for your man and perhaps even add another watch to his collection!     For more information please visit: http://www.wolfdesigns.com/category/single-winders-storage/watch-winders/...

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