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Light em Up Lounge – August / September

Light em Up Lounge – August / September

At the Light em Up Lounge, cigar lovers from around the world come together to celebrate the culture around handmade premium cigars with industry icons.

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The Taste of Havana

Recently published, the cookbook The Taste of Havana has numerous original Cuban recipes, is full of funny anecdotes and enlivened with colorful photos. Our Cigar Journal cook, Walter Monschein, tested the recipes and has put together a Cuban menu from the book for you. Put on whatever music you like – son cubano, rumba, salsa or reguetón – turn on the stove, and start cooking!

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China’s International Cigar Expo Postponed in 2021

China’s International Cigar Expo (ICE) returns in early November 2021 and scheduled to be held at the Tianfu International Convention Center in Chengdu from November 8 to 10 this year has been postponed due to the continued impact of Covid-19 on international travel.

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Sexy Cocktails in Berlin

“Poor, but sexy!” This is the motto of Germany’s capital. The description of the city of former mayor Klaus Wowereit is evidenced in many subject areas – from the economic situation to the hip trendy neighborhoods. In one area, though, it’s not quite true: the city’s bar scene. It isn’t poor, and in its diversity is very sexy.

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Vienna, The Island of the Blessed

The first impression that visitors to Vienna often express is: “Time has stood still here.” In light of the comprehensive historic buildings and the somewhat leisurely pace here in Austria, this may be true. But in a matter that concerns us cigar smokers, it is – thank goodness – also true: in Austria, smoking indoors is still allowed in compliance with certain conditions.

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Green Stick: Candela Cigars

They sound like monsters, and even though they’re not vicious, they pack a pretty good bite. The Ogre, Wasabi, Dirty Hooligan, and Swamp Thang are popular cigars that not only share spooky monikers, they also share the same green skin – that is, a candela capa – the lime-green wrapper that was popular with American cigar smokers from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.

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