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Lighting up a Cigar: Nothing to it

Lighting up a Cigar: Nothing to it

Let’s be quite clear: lighting a cigar is not an art form. But, still, from time to time even experienced cigar smokers have a hard time lighting them. Reinhold C. Widmayer has seen people light their beloved cigars in the strangest of ways and wants to recap on some basics.

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Gothenburg: A Touch of New York in Sweden’s Gourmet Metropolis

Gothenburg is an often underestimated beauty among cities, which has long established itself as a bastion of world-renowned Scandinavian design. In August Gothenburg Cigar Festival draws passionads from all over Scandinavia to the city. Gothenburg is also the starting point for popular trips to the idyllic archipelago, the small holiday island such as Styrsö, which can be quickly reached by ferry.

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ProCigar Festival 2014: Dinner with “My” Cigar Manufacturer

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.

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Boutique Cigars: Dion Giolitos Hottest Illusione

Looking up the word ‘picky’ in a lexicon, you may find a photo of Dion Giolito. The Illusione brand owner doesn’t worry about how many cigars he makes, only that they’re exactly right. Illusione is probably the most boutique of all boutique brands.

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North Sea Calling: Cigar Lounges in Hamburg, Bremen & Schleswig-Holstein

Land of Pleasure: Germany. Tolerant laws exist in the federal states of Hamburg, Bremen and Schleswig-Holstein. Here, smoking is allowed in establishments of up to 75m² as well as in closed side rooms. Wishing you a good smoke on this journey into the upper north!

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Do Ring Gauges divide Generations?

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 Journal Blind Tasting Event 2016

Blind Tasting of the the 2013 Ediciónes Regionales

In the Edición Regional 2013 tasting we rated the following cigars: Ramon Allones Petit Allones, La Flor de Cano Gran Cano, La Flor de Cano Grandiosos, Bolivar Presidentes, Ramón Allones Specially Selected Robusto Corto, Ramon Allones Sidón, Por Larrañaga Secretos, Quai d’Orsay Royal, Bolivar Rodolfo, El Rey del Mundo Infantes, Rafael Golzalez Petit Piramides.