Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? How you begin your morning will dictate your experiences for the rest of the day. Similar to your morning, the best premium cigar experience starts with a little toast.
Do you know this place? You go through a door and find yourself in another world. In a small town in southern Germany, anybody who loves cigars gets this feeling: at Paul Bugge in Schwenningen.
The first impression that visitors to Vienna often express is: “Time has stood still here.” In light of the comprehensive historic buildings and the somewhat leisurely pace here in Austria, this may be true. But in a matter that concerns us cigar smokers, it is – thank goodness – also true: in Austria, smoking indoors is still allowed in compliance with certain conditions.
They sound like monsters, and even though they’re not vicious, they pack a pretty good bite. The Ogre, Wasabi, Dirty Hooligan, and Swamp Thang are popular cigars that not only share spooky monikers, they also share the same green skin – that is, a candela capa – the lime-green wrapper that was popular with American cigar smokers from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.
Stepping into the basement, I’m greeted by a sexy bar – and the sweet sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan coming from the speakers.
In recent years, there have been many innovations in the area of packaging, but above all the ceramic and glass jars, in which new productions are now presented, have become veritable musthaves for passionados and collectors.
Sobienie Królewskie is a high-end golf resort just outside of Warsaw in Poland.
Even though there are fewer and fewer places to smoke in New York the community is growing. Cigar event-planner and founder of Fine Tobacco NYC, Matthias Clock, takes us to his favorite spots in the big apple.
Nick Perdomo Jr. has achieved the American dream par excellence. After 26 years in the cigar business and approaching his midfifites, he manages a company that has more than 4,000 employees, cultivates 1,200 acres of tobacco land and has a production capacity of 80,000 cigars per day.
Every Saturday, the podcast The Cigar Authority rea ches 23,000 viewers around the globe, even if the show hosts sometimes compare cigars to Twinkies. Or maybe because of that …
Most people know the cigar company Alec Bradley, but many don’t realize the company’s founder is actually Alan Rubin.
Cigar boxes are particularly fascinating for the artist Gudrun Epp.