Singapore has enacted stringent plain packaging regulations following similar legislation in Australia and Ireland, among other countries.
From Barrel to Box
Using wood to add new flavor characteristics to beverages is not a new concept. Over the centuries, wine and other beverage producers have been benefiting from the use of wood to age and add complexity and new organoleptic characteristics to their products.
Lighting Up Right
Apart from correct storage, lighting a cigar is the most important factor that determines whether smoking is enjoyable or frustrating.
Of course, people who have never tried a cigar will not read this article. But you as a cigar connoisseur might know someone who wants to enter the magical world of cigar smoking.
EMS gets new look for 2022
The new EMS stamp has now been released and is being applied to all UK Havana cigars within the duty paid market by Hunters & Frankau’s quality control department.
The India Cigar Club Opens Subscription Service
The India Cigar Club, founded in August 2014 by mother and son team Shweta Kapoor and Raahuul Kapoor, brings together wonderful people who have a similar passion: smoking the finest cigars in the world.
The Cigar, from Soil to Soul – 2nd Edition
Didier Houvenaghel announced that the second edition of his cigar book “The Cigar, from Soil to Soul – 2nd Edition” is in press.
1 Vitola, 3 Types of Storage
What effect does storage have on a cigar? Our humidor expert Marc André presented three of the same yet completely differently stored cigars to 45
MADE IN ITALY
An artisan cabinetmaker from Northern Italy is setting new optical and technological standards in walk-in humidors. In the meantime, the works of DeArt from Calvenzano near Milan can be found in the United Kingdom to China in cigar-scene hotspots.
Chiseled ice cubes clinking in a glass, the sun setting over a palm-lined beach, a casual panama hat, and of course some cigar smoke to complete this idyllic scene … Even in air-conditioned urban cigar lounges, the lighting of a cigar seems to necessitate an accompanying cocktail (even if only an imaginary one).
Crossover Tasting: A Cup of Tea and Smoke
Our tasters awaited this pairing with particular anticipation. We wanted to know: how would some of the best-known teas in the world pair with those “other” leaves – rolled tobacco leaves?
Cold Coffee is Hot
There’s hardly a cigar that isn’t described as having roasted notes or bitter qualities. Coffee, too, is characterized by these flavors.