2016 looks to be an incredible year for cigar smokers. There will be more events across the United States this year compared to past years, and some long time favorites have had to switch venues because of expanded itineraries and ballooning attendance.
Some fellow aficionados have asked us what someone needs to do to become an expert in cigar tasting. Typically this role is referred to as cigar sommelier (or Catador). In this article we’ll attempt to explore the recommended preparations on the path to becoming a cigar sommelier.
Daniel Marshall, along with master blenders and cigar creators Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plasencia, have created a special cigar for Glenfiddich. The special cigars were made in Nicaragua and aged in Davidoff of London’s humidor for six months.
Boisdale of Canary Wharf celebrated their highly esteemed annual “Snow Queen Cigar Smoker of the Year Awards Dinner 2015” on December 1.
Women in the cigar scene are no longer just an appendage to passionados. Passionadas characterize the cigar scene. They come “voluntarily”, not acting as chaperones but as attendees in their own right, to club nights, cigar events, tastings and trade fairs. They know pretty much what they want to smoke and are quite knowledgeable.
Much anticipated by French enthusiasts, the Quai d’Orsay Robusto Diplomatico Edición Regional Francia 2015 was launched Thursday evening in the salons of the Cuban Embassy in Paris.
The 18th Habanos Festival taking place from February 29th to March 4th, 2016, will once again welcome Habanos lovers from all over the world to celebrate cuban cigars.
One year ago, Davidoff launched the limited-edition Oro Blanco, the most expensive cigar in the firm’s history. Cigar Journal test smoked the cigar and shares tips on where to find it.
This year’s Charity & Community Award for extraordinary charitable service went to Camaquito, an organization fostering sustainable advancement of children in rural and infrastructure-poor areas in Cuba.
Launched in 2012, the Davidoff Art Initiative aims to support contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, in particular the Dominican Republic, and to foster cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world.
For the first time in history, Club Macanudo hosted the American qualification tournament for the Cigar Smoking World Championship.
The Nordic Qualification Tournament for the Slow Cigar Smoking World Championship, which took place in Tallinn last weekend, was won by Oleg Padon, from St Petersburg, in a time of 1 hour, 43 min, 35 sec.