By David on November, 28th 2016 - 6:24 pm
Reaction from across the world is mixed on Fidel Castro's passing, 1 thing that we all can agree on is his impact on the world stage. From bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war in the 60s, to being the figurehead of a revolutionary ideology inspiring a generation of leftists revolutionaries across much of Latin America and the globe.
Clearly the US made some questionable foreign policy decisions in Latin America throughout the Cold War, and Castro embodied the sentiment against it and tried to position himself as the fighter against a bigger bullying neighbour. It is no surprise that much of the world are giving gushing tributes to this leader that went through some 10 US Presidents in his half a century in power.
History will be the judge of Fidel Castro. If any of you happen to go to Cuba now, you will see an idyllic country blessed with beauty and culture, but sadly basics for the population are just not there and with such riches to offer, one wishes a change in direction would come sooner rather than later. Political reform fit for a 21st century is the only way Mr Trump is likely to even start thinking of granting an opening up of the embargo which would pave the way to a more prosperous Cuba.
Topcubans as a Swiss company takes no stance on this controversial figure. Clearly Castro had domestic achievements but at what cost? We love their cigars and their people and we hope as many people in the world are able to make a visit there - it is something to saver so I can't recommend it enough!
The world is a topsy-turvie place at the moment, so who knows what is going to happen next in the fascinating story that is Cuban history of the past 50 years!
Your thoughts are most welcome on email@example.com
David and the Topcubans Team
By David on November, 24th 2016 - 6:08 pm
We are onto the final stretch of the year and what a year it has been. Many were surprised at Trump's election win, many were not. The conventions have been thrown out across the Western World, and no doubt 2017 has more googlies to throw up at us!
Cigar smokers are notoriously laid back and the type of person you would like at your side in the trenches, roll-up your sleeve reliable people who you can count on. Particularly in these turbulent times, one needs to give one another respect for their views, their personal space and to take responsibility. Our clients have these traits in their droves and having travelled and met many of you, it has been a true pleasure of 2016 to do so. More to come in 2017 is the plan, we get great feedback on our events and what does everyone tell me - they want the best prices. So Thanksgiving or indeed Christmas/Hanukkah or end of year whatever - we give you that, our best promotions are here and here to stay until the end of the 21016. Keep an eye out for some random flash promotions within promotions but we guarantee everyone will not be disappointed by them
Drop us a line, email or if you are ready to order, fire away through checkout to get your cigars in the quickest possible way.
All the best for this wonderful time of year!
David and the Top Team
By David on October, 19th 2016 - 2:06 am
Recent news on Friday from the Obama administration was warmly if not a tad unexpectedly welcomed by Topcubans. The news was that further restrictions for Cuban made alcohol and tobacco products would be lifted and be on the same levels as restrictions from any other countries. So that is 1 litre of alcohol - Havana Club for example and then up to 100 Cuban cigars.
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Simply put Americans will not have a hard time with the customs agents at the airport should you be carrying Cuban cigars or rum which of course is amazing news. About time to, it was always such a silly rule that was frequently abused and common-sense has prevailed on this one. We still will need to wait for an Act of Congress to rescind the Cuban trade embargo, but with more of these restrictions being lifted, it really does pave the way for the embargo being acted upon in the next session of Congress.
We want everyone to think of Topcubans when Cuban cigars cross your mind, and with our experience and service we believe beats all the other options you have out there, we are always here to help with any questions on rules, regulations and of course all things cigars!
David and the Top Team from Geneva Switzerland
By David on October, 05th 2016 - 5:28 pm
We have decided to give a 10% discount off many of our favourite cigars across the board. Some granted remain at regular price, but where we can we want to reward you all at this busy work time of year when we all get a little swamped. Take a break with Topcubans and enjoy the promotion which will last until the end of this weekend!
All the best from the Topcubans team
By David on September, 07th 2016 - 1:34 am
Going for a new push on Twitter, we hope to inform and entertain on there, bare with us getting used to how it all works, but we have a positive outlook on this new avenue of connecting with people so wish us well!
Another new development on our site is the new page dedicated solely to Regional limited edition cigars from around the world. This page starts with 7 interesting and exciting cigars and we will refresh with new additions as we go on. This was due in part to the huge popularity in the British Regionals we launched a few weeks ago on the David's Pestigious Page. Expect to see more offerings than ever before on Topcubans, we are determined to be the number 1 cigar merchant online, and if you do not see a cigar online, you are of course more than welcome to get in touch by email, as we may have it or can point you in the right direction.
Info@topcubans.com as always.
All the best from the Top Team
By David on July, 28th 2016 - 3:32 pm
I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday somewhere nice and relaxing. Obviously that means ample time for cigars I hope and we have a great selection picked out for this very important me-time this Summer!
As a special celebration of Swiss National Day (August 1st) we are offering all clients who place an order for 400$ or more to write in a cigar they would like to try and it can be any cigar that is available on the website. All cigars except our vintage selections are fair game, so be creative and use this opportunity to get a free hit at a cigar you perhaps typically cannot go for. If you forget, we are happy to add you something at our discretion which we will try to pick on your past history or something we think your individual palate will enjoy.
This promotion will run until Tuesday, so get those orders in and write in your cigar to try in the comments box and it will be done!
Enjoy your break and all the best from the Topcubans Team!
By David on July, 13th 2016 - 6:05 pm
Topcubans understand that the process of getting Cuban products to the US market, particularly in the food and drinks industry and the tobacco industry will have expensive and time consuming hurdles to jump through before getting permission to do so. Basically anything that the FDA department covers in their remit, so that concerns our area of cigars.
Despite warming relations at least on CNN and looking at Obama speak sunshine on all things Cuba, the embargo remains, covering all cigars except those purchased in Cuba and then returning back to the US on a regulated charter flight or cruise. This looks like it will remain for some time. They estimate it could cost up to 1 million Dollars per brand to deal with the red-tape and get FDA approval. Legal challenges by various non Cuban but same-named brands will also draw out this process. At the end we anticipate a messy process, and sadly there will be some brands that Cuba does not feel they have the need or demand to go through with the steps and this will result only limited brands being available , at least at the beginning of the process. Monte 2s, Cohibas, Partagas, but probably not the San cristabal or the Por Larranaga brands, firm favourites of Cuban fans, but it will be up to the Habanos executives to see whether they deem them "ready" for the US market. We hope so but we expect some spanners in the works at Topcubans.
Feel free to mail me any thoughts you may have on this interesting issue. You can read an excellent article on this here:
By David on July, 08th 2016 - 11:18 am
What a few weeks it has been, Europe politically appears rudderless, but thankfully there has been some great football on display at the Euros, and as an homage to the final coming up this Sunday, we are giving away a pack of 5 Romeo y Julieta No 2 tubos cigars for all orders over 300$ !! No need to do anything your end, we will be adding it manually our end once you have passed your order. You need to do it before midnight on Sunday, when we will know the winner - either Portugal or favourites France.
Weather has picked up in Geneva this week, so will be heading down to the fanzone in Lausanne to have a few drinks and smoke some of my favourite Romeos watching the game. Hope you all enjoy it and forget about the political turmoil in the world, keep living life to the full!
All the best for the weekend from the Top Team
By David on June, 23rd 2016 - 6:56 pm
Lots happening in the world, does the UK leaving the EU bring about a shift in the geopolitics of the world? Trump and Hillary rumble on as the 2 candidates for the most powerful job in the world. Congratulations to Dustin Johnson winning a tough US Open, in tennis Wimbledon starts soon though weather in Europe is not as greats it can be! Finally the Euros enter the exciting phase of competition, knockout from here on in, it is wide open this year.
A few quality cigars for bracing yourself for the action, perhaps a Cuaba Salamones for the long night watching the Brexit votes come in overnight. May need to be re-lit, and may knock you out before results are in!
For daytime football games, try a Hoyo Epicure No 2, for nighttime games, something a little stronger like a Partagas Serie D No 4 or a Bolivar Royal Corona.
Wimbledon and the Royal Henley Regatta Rowing Festival require some classy Montecristo Master or Regatas, and the Eagle is a great size for a round of golf.
The world may be turning upside down, but keep it all in perspective, what's important in life, friends, family and a good selection of quality Cubans and bottles of alochol.
Take care wherever you are in the world.
David and the Top Team
By David on June, 15th 2016 - 6:23 pm
Father's Day is rolling on, and now we have a special promotion for the final week, all orders over 300$ will get a complimentary Habanos lighter and cutter. Ideal accessories for your quality Cubans! This offer will run until midnight Sunday night Swiss local time so get the orders in by then to guarantee your bonus accessories!
Hope you are all enjoying the Summer, the sport and the cigars, happy Father's Day!
David and the Top Team
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