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Fuente Fuente OpusX The Lost City

In 2004, Andy Garcia began filming The Lost City and wanted to shoot one of the most memorable scenes of his movie at Chateau de la Fuente in July. Unfortunately, there was no tobacco plants growing at Chateau de la Fuente during that time because the tobacco plants are usually harvested in March.

In order to help Andy Garcia, Carlito Fuente planted tobacco at Chateau de la Fuente during summer time so that Andy could film The Lost City. Read "THE STORY OF FUENTE FUENTE OPUSX THE LOST CITY"

After the movie was shot at Chateau de la Fuente, the tobacco plants were harvested and aged. Carlito Fuente initially intended the summer crop only as a setting for Garcia's movie. Andy Garcia, though, had other ideas. "When we finished shooting the scene, I asked Carlito what he was going to do with the tobacco," Garcia recalled. "He said if the tobacco was good he'd use it. I suggested using it to make a cigar with the logo from The Lost City, and that the project would benefit his foundation." At the wish of Andy Garcia, the Lost City Scholarship Fund has been established to provide college scholarships to the students who graduated from the Cigar Family high school. The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation provides education and health services to the underprivileged children in the Bonao region of the Dominican Republic.

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ROBUSTO

Size: 50 X 5 1/4 inches (20 mm x 132)

Wrapper: Dominican

Filler and Binder: Dominican

Presentation: 10 cigars per box

Item Code: CG-7001

MSRP $289.00 ($28.90 per cigar)

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DOUBLE ROBUSTO

Size: 52 x 5 3/4 inches (20mm x 145)

Wrapper: Dominican

Filler and Binder: Dominican

Presentation: 10 cigars per box

Item Code: CG-7002

MSRP $299.00 ($29.90 per cigar)

DOUBLE ROBUSTO TUBO

Size: 52 x 5 3/4 inches (20mm x 145)

Wrapper: Dominican

Filler and Binder: Dominican

Presentation: 8 tubos per box

Item Code: CG-702T

MSRP $248.00 ($31.00 per tubo)

 
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TORO

Size: 48 x 6 3/4 inches (19mm x 170)

Wrapper: Dominican

Filler and Binder: Dominican

Presentation: 10 cigars per box

Item Code: CG-7003

MSRP $299.00 ($29.90 per cigar)

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PIRAMIDE

Size: 52 x 6 3/8inches (20mm x 153)

Wrapper: Dominican

Filler and Binder: Dominican

Presentation: 10 cigars per box

Item Code: CG-7004

MSRP $310.00 ($31.00 per cigar)

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LANCERO

Size: 38 x 7 1/2 inches (15 mm x 190)

Wrapper: Dominican

Filler and Binder: Dominican

Presentation: 10 cigars per box

Item Code: CG-7005

MSRP $310.00 ($31.00 per cigar)

 
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5-CIGAR ASSORTMENT BOX

Presentation: 5 cigars per box (1 Robusto, 2 Double Robusto and 2 Toro)

Item Code: CG-7051

MSRP $150.00


The story of fuente fuente opusx the lost city

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The tale behind Fuente Fuente OpusX The Lost City cigar is so improbable and so intricate that it seems like the work of a Hollywood scriptwriter. In fact, the idea for the cigar emerged during the production of a Hollywood movie: The Lost City, a 16-year labor of love for actor/director Andy Garcia. As Garcia worked to film this powerful story about the struggles of a Cuban family during the Castro revolution, he received invaluable help from legendary cigar maker Carlito Fuente-and their collaboration resulted in the almost accidental birth of one of the world's rarest and most extraordinary cigars.

The Lost City portrays the passions and conflicts of a Cuban family torn apart by the revolution. Garcia plays club owner Fico Fellove, who faces intense pressure both from politicians who are pulling his country apart and from mobsters who want to muscle in on his business. In the movie's most poignant scene, Fico's brother Ricardo-who has become a high-ranking official in the new Castro regime-visits their uncle Donoso at his farm to inform him that Fidel's regime will confiscate his tobacco farm. Donoso, who could not control his disappointment and anger with Ricardo, has a heart attack and dies at his own farm, and Ricardo, overcome by grief, commits suicide shortly afterward.

"For that scene, I wanted to duplicate the environment of a Cuban tobacco farm," Garcia explained. "While I was in the process of scouting for a location, I was introduced to Carlito Fuente. I explained to him what I was trying to do, and asked about the possibility of shooting that sequence at his farm in the Dominican Republic. We share a common culture, so he was immediately supportive."

Garcia had originally intended to shoot the scene in an office, and to use the tobacco farm only for establishing shots. In early 2004, after spending a day gathering footage of the lush tobacco fields at the famous Chateau de la Fuente, his vision of the scene changed. As he described it, "I said to Carlito, 'It's a shame you're about to harvest-it would be great to shoot the scene right in the tobacco because this is what is being taken from him.'"

Carlito Fuente responded with a magnanimous offer: He would plant a few acres of tobacco right after harvest, so Garcia would have a field of 3-foot-high plants to shoot in by June. The field of tobacco leaves striving for the sunlight proved a perfect backdrop for the film's accurate and moving portrayal of what happened to the Cuban cigar makers as businesses they had worked decades to build were suddenly taken from them.

In the Caribbean basin, cigar tobacco is normally planted in the beginning of the year and harvested in the spring. Thus, Carlito Fuente initially intended the summer crop only as a setting for Garcia's movie. Garcia, though, had other ideas. "When we finished shooting the scene, I asked Carlito what he was going to do with the tobacco," Garcia recalled. "He said if the tobacco was good he'd use it. I suggested using it to make a cigar with the logo from The Lost City, and that the project would benefit his foundation" - the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which provides education and health services to communities in the Dominican Republic.

After five years of careful aging, the summer-grown tobacco turned out to be superb: a leaf exhibiting all the celebrated complexity of the original Fuente Fuente OpusX wrapper, but with a unique character all its own. The medium-to-full body, and complex and sophisticated flavors of the summer-grown wrapper make Fuente Fuente OpusX The Lost City a distinctive experience for any cigar connoisseurs, no matter what their taste or preference.


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, MAY 8, 2014 - Today, Prometheus and God of Fire, leading producers of cigar accessories and fine cigars, and Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, a charity formed to help underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic, announced The Lost City Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide college scholarships to the students who have graduated from the high school established by the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation.

Since its founding in 2001, the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation has been very successful in bringing schools, health care and recreational facilities to the Bonao region of the Dominican Republic, and has helped hundreds of children gain a high school education. The Lost City Scholarship Fund will provide a way for these graduates of the Cigar Family High School to attend college.

Eric Newman, co-founder of the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, said, "This new scholarship fund is so exciting. Most of our graduates are the first in their family to attend high school, let alone graduate. Now, we can help them take the next step. It's our obligation to see them get their college degrees and help bring a new level of prosperity to this region."

Carlos "Carlito" Fuente, Jr., co-founder of Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, added, "In 2004, our vision was to build a small school that will give a few children an opportunity to learn how to read and write. The effort grew into a 23 acre complex which now offers complete education from preschool through high school. Every year, some 500 children attend the Cigar Family schools, which have been recognized as a leading example of quality education in the Dominican Republic. With The Lost City Scholarship Fund, we can help underprivileged children become college graduates - and the future leaders of our global community."

The charity is named after The Lost City, a 2005 film whose most memorable scenes were shot at Chateau de la Fuente, a tobacco farm where the legendary Fuente Fuente OpusX wrappers are grown. The Lost City was directed by Andy Garcia, and Fuente Fuente OpusX The Lost City cigar was created by the Arturo Fuente Cigar Company to commemorate the film and benefit underprivileged children. "When we finished shooting the scene, I asked Carlito what he was going to do with the tobacco," Andy Garcia recalls. "He said if the tobacco was good, he'd use it. I suggested using it to make a cigar with the logo from The Lost City, and that the project would benefit his foundation." The cigar is distributed by Prometheus and God of Fire. A portion of the sales proceeds of Fuente Fuente OpusX The Lost City cigars goes to fund The Lost City Scholarship Fund. The mission of The Lost City Scholarship Fund is nurturing the future leaders of the Dominican Republic.

"The Lost City Scholarship Fund is the logical next step in our effort that began when we started distributing the Fuente Aged Selection cigars," Prometheus and God of Fire founder Keith K. Park said. "From the start, we wanted to bring cigar enthusiasts exclusive products that were the very finest the Fuentes could create, and have our effort benefit the region where the cigars are made. Prometheus and God of Fire have donated over $1 million from the sales proceeds of Opus22 and Opus6. The Lost City Scholarship Fund extends this effort and we can help the underprivileged children continue their higher education and give back to their community."

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the making of The Lost City movie, the Lost City Scholarship Fund for Cigar Family Charitable Foundation was established by Prometheus and God of Fire. When recounting the history of the Lost City Scholarship Fund at the 2014 God of Fire Charity Dinner for the Better World, Keith K. Park, Founder and CEO of Prometheus and God of Fire, remembered a moment when the Fuentes were forced to choose between the charity and business. "They were about to start shipping the Fuente Fuente OpusX The Lost City cigars," Park said. "But they had a shortage of boxes due to the fire at the box supplier. 'If I ship FFOX Lost City cigars, I can't ship my cigars,' Carlito told me. But they went ahead and shipped the FFOX The Lost City cigars first, sacrificing the finances of their business for the benefit of the children." Pictured above: In appreciation of making the establishment of the Lost City Scholarship Fund for CFCF possible, Carlos Fuente Sr. and Jr. presented Johnny Lopez, executive producer of the Lost City, and Frank Mancuso Jr., producer, with the Lost City cigar boxes signed by the celebrities who attended the 2014 God of Fire Charity Dinner for the Better World. Andy Garcia, who is the director of the Lost City, could not attend the event due to scheduling conflict.