The winter issue of Cigar Journal is now available across the globe. Here’s a preview of some of the articles you can expect in the new edition.
Cover Story: Avo’s Symphony
Avo Uvezian is one of the living legends of the cigar industry. At almost 90 years of age, the musician and cigar manufacturer enjoys a life in which music, languages and travel are connected through the cigar. He spoke to us about his turbulent years, the start of his own cigar brand, and about how working with Davidoff and Hendrik Kelner fundamentally influenced his life.
Mexico’s Tobacco Fields
We spend some time with Felipe Lopes Meza, who has administrated the tobacco fields of the Turrent family for almost 30 years. This is where the famous San Andrés tobacco grows. We spoke to him about his daily tasks and the challenges of his profession; coordinating the work on the fields; and about what took him to Veracruz in the first place.
Humidors Made of Old Furniture
Humidor expert Marc André explains how to transform old bits of furniture and musical instruments into customized humidors. He shows us the possibilities for carrying out such projects and gives practical tips based on an actual humidor project.
Rocky Patel’s Fight for Smokers Rights in Europe
For years now, Rocky Patel has been active as an advocate for cigars in order to protect our rights as cigar smokers from exuberant regulations. We talked to him about how he now continues his untiring efforts in Europe, about the founding of Cigar Rights of Europe, and the hard work that lies ahead on the Continent.
Are Cigars Being Smoked Too Early?
In our winter issue Nick Hammond ruminates about whether we’re ruining our pleasure by smoking cigars before they’re mature and while still too young. He talks to supporters of cigar storage who advocate slowing down the pleasure of smoking, and who want to give cigars more than one chance.
Tasting: 70 Cigars
Awarded 95 points, the Natural from the Padrón 50 Years Anniversary Humidor is the best-rated cigar of our new edition. Among the 70 cigars that we tested for the winter issue you’ll find new releases such as the Dunhill Heritage, Perdomo Small Batch 2005, Sindicato and the Spanish El Sitio, as well as the classics Sancho Panza and Saint Luis Rey.