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.
With Salomé Alemán Carriazo a new era has begun. She is the first woman to be named Maestra del Ron cubano and thus the eighth in the group of rum masters. Cigar Journal met the chemical engineer and passionate cigar smoker in 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!
… from the Cigar Advisors at Famous Smoke Shop! We’re very happy to announce a new partnership with Cigar Journal, as they have graciously afforded us the opportunity to share our impressions, perspectives and stories with you in upcoming editions.
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.
“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.
What makes the cigar manufactures and smokers of the world praise the ecuadorean wrapper? Take a trip with Cigar Journal to a country made to grow wrapper and you might just find out why.
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.
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.
Stepping into the basement, I’m greeted by a sexy bar – and the sweet sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan coming from the speakers.
In recent years, there have been many innovations in the area of packaging, but above all the ceramic and glass jars, in which new productions are now presented, have become veritable musthaves for passionados and collectors.
Sobienie Królewskie is a high-end golf resort just outside of Warsaw in Poland.