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Connecticut Wrappers

Tuesday January 11, 2022
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM

A cigar wrapper is the tobacco leaf that you see on the outside of the cigar. Most makers agree that a wrapper has the greatest potential to impact the subtle flavor notes of a great cigar. Connecticut started growing tobacco in 1640, eventually producing shade-grown tobacco for wrappers in 1901. Since then, CT farmers have produced some of the finest wrappers in the world. To produce this cash crop, farmers use cheesecloth or nylon netting to help protect the growing leaves from the sun’s rays and damaging winds. The technique has elevated CT-grown shade tobacco wrappers into the top tier of choice from the more than 50 that exist. Connecticut Shade tobacco is considered one of the best cigar wrapping leaves available. As the state's top agricultural export, it adds $35 million a year to the state exports. Native Americans taught the English how to grow the product and it has been cultivated ever since.Learn some of the histories of tobacco, cigars and Connecticut shade-grown wrappers with us on: date/day/time. Register…


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