アレハンドロ・ロバイナ氏死去

キューバの葉タバコ生産者として慕われた (ドン) アレハンドロ・ロバイナ氏 (Alejandro Robaina) が、17日、キューバ西部ピナルデルリオ近郊にある有名な葉タバコ産地ブエルタアバホの自宅で死去した。91歳だった。

From the New York Times obituary:

In the mid-1990s, when the Cuban government named him the country’s best tobacco grower, Mr. Castro himself handed out the award. In 1997, Habanos, a joint venture between the Cuban government and Britain’s Imperial Tobacco Group, created Vegas Robaina, making him the only Cuban grower to have a brand of cigars named after him. In Cuban Spanish, a vega is a tobacco field.

Posted: April 20th, 2010   |   Category: シガーな人々