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Best Places to Smoke Cigars in Beverly Hills

Best Places to Smoke Cigars in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is a playground for true passionados of fine cigars. Calum Donoghue took a flight to the world’s most famous ZIP code, 90210, to enjoy the finest sticks on the menu.

José Blanco

Cigar Knowledge: What Is Meant By Strength?

Arguably the biggest misconception in the cigar industry is the use or misuse of the term “strength.” Many smokers often describe it as the flavors or lack of flavors that entertain the palate. In actuality, the palate has very little to do with determining the strength of a cigar. We asked a few industry heavyweights to clarify the term for us.

Fuente Watch

Cigar Artist Manny Iriarte On the Design of the Anniversary Fuente Watch

Manny Iriarte is perhaps the most sought-after artist in the cigar industry. His passion runs deep, his designs are meticulous, and his concepts are brilliant. Together with the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Hublot, he designed the Classic Fusion 45 mm Fuente 20th Anniversary Special Edition.

Riste Ristevski Jas Sum Kral

Boutique Brand Jas Sum Kral Up Close

There’s nothing new about a long-time cigar fan deciding to throw his hat in the ring and produce his own blend. However, Riste Ristevski’s Jas Sum Kral cigars, branded by Ristevski as “Boutique as f*ck,” have garnered plenty of online attention since debuting in late 2015.

Enrique Sanchez, Global Premium Cigars 1502

1502 Cigars: Enrique Sanchez is Proudly Nicaraguan

Nicaraguan heritage is very important to Enrique Sánchez, founder of Global Premium Cigars. When he walked into Néstor Plasencia’s office in 2010, he was told to emphasize his roots. It was not the first time – and certainly not the last – that he took the cigar legend’s advice.

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