The 250 attendees at the ProCigar Festival come from all over the world, like the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, Russia, Singapore and China. At the already seventh annual festival in the Dominican Republic they get good food and drinks, while learning about where your cigars actually come from.
On Friday after Christmas, Simon Chase found himself in St. James’s Street, where on the corner lies Davidoff of London. Usually he would have called in advance to see who was in, so imagine his delight when he found Edward Sahakian, the proprietor, and his son Eddie there to greet him. For the next hour and a half he enjoyed a discussion on the state of the cigar world, which he shall treasure for a long time.
Cigar Aging. When offered the choice between an aged classic cigar or a limited production cigar Colin C. Ganley feels a moral call to choose the classic.
Delighted by their success in London, Davidoff is now planning Ladies’ Masterclasses in Paris, Vienna and Madrid. Exploring London’s Cigar Rooms, aficionadas are not only defying the smoking ban and the British weather, they are also infiltrating one of the last remaining male bastions and, armed with their new-found Masterclass know-how, they’re doing it with great confidence and style.
Cigar lovers and makers provide jobs, relief and charity on a massive scale. This group has a tremendous impact on the living standards of poor regions and is sending more poor kids from the regions to college than have ever gone before.
A cigar tour put to the test. With 110 HP beneath him and an abundant supply of cigars, Heinrich Villiger (81) and friends did a tour from Windhoek to Cape Town. Here is his report.
Professional chefs, hobby cooks and knife freaks know that knives not only need to be sharp, but they must also be of a high quality. As cigar friends, we also assert this claim for cigar cutters.
Don Alejandro Robaina will celebrate his 90th birthday next year. While he and his Finca are mercilessly commercialized, Pancho Cuba toils his fields quietly and prudently. Meanwhile, many people think that he is the best Cuban producer of wrapper tobacco.
Blending is the key to making satiating cigars that are smooth on the tongue, aromatic in the air and comforting o the nerves. Superstar blenders are improving the quality of cigars and the credibility of brands around the world.