José O. Padrón’s: Unforgettable Moments

José O. Padrón’s: Unforgettable Moments

José Orlando Padrón, founder of the world-renowned cigar brand and pioneer of the Nicaraguan cigar industry, celebrated his 91st birthday in the middle of this year. The most valuable present to mark this jubilee, however, was prepared by and for himself (and, above all, for us passionados). In line with the Cuban poet and author

 A Tour of Doha’s Cigar Lounges

In recent years, Qatar has been talked about across the globe. Thanks to the country’s thriving economy, which is mainly based on the export of natural gas and oil, Qatar has been able to position itself among the richest countries in the world. But the peninsula has undoubtedly received most of its attention for its hosting of the 2022 FIFA world cup. 

Boulevardier in Budapest

The Hungarian capital has been celebrated as a trendy party town for some years now. The fact that guests of this extraordinary and historical Danube metropolis not only experience fast drinks and vibrating beats but can also enjoy cocktails of an international standard is mainly thanks to a dedicated bar keeper: Zoltán Nagy, founder of Boutiq’ Bar.

Puffing Away in and Around Mainhatten

In Hessen and in the directly neighboring Rhineland-Palatinate, very liberal laws still apply with regard to the protection of non-smokers, which means that smoking is permitted in closed ancillary rooms, in beer tents or premises that are smaller than 75 square meters (approx. 807 square feet), explicitly designated as smoking areas, and without major dining service. So there is a large number of lounges and bars where passionados can in dulge their pleasures.

On the Banks of the River Called Water

In Spain you can take a vacation in a way that has nothing to do with sun and beach. In a way that focuses on the enjoyment of a cultural heritage that is thousands of years old, which is deeply rooted in Spanish character: wine. Wine tourism, as it is called, is very much in vogue, just like one of its pilgrimage sites – the Ribera del Duero wine region. 



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