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Puffing Away in and Around Mainhatten

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.

Studying pays off

The COVID-19 crisis has brought a host of different challenges to us serious cigar smokers around the world. From buying online or curbside, to having limited space to smoke and perhaps too much time on our hands. As a countermeasure to the situation, I decided to embark on a mission to explore the two most widely known online cigar certifications and see what they were all about.

Jonathan Drew: “We like to surprise”

Jonathan Drew has been at home in the cigar industry for almost 25 years. But JD, as he is known on the scene, has not made it comfortable for himself. The public tries to capture him using terms like “Disruptor”, “Tsunami” or “Provocateur”. All this is true, but – as it happens so often – is only a partial aspect of a great personality who has revolutionized the cigar scene.

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