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Cigar Guru, Franc Modulus answers your questions about cigars. Readers are welcome to write us and test his knowledge.

Why are Cuban cigars reckoned to be the best in the world

It is partly a myth. Since their discovery by Christopher Columbus who brought them back to Europe, Havana cigars have played an ever-increasing part in the art of living. It's only after the Cuban revolution in 1959 that neighbouring countries started producing cigars, which meant Havanas led the way in most markets. Nowadays, even though some excellent cigars are produced elsewhere, the three leading premium brands are still Cohiba, Montecristo and Partagas.
 
In the wine world, critical opinion has moved from French wines to New World ones. Is there a danger of Cuban cigars losing their premier status in a...

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