Recently published, the cookbook The Taste of Havana has numerous original Cuban recipes, is full of funny anecdotes and enlivened with colorful photos. Our Cigar Journal cook, Walter Monschein, tested the recipes and has put together a Cuban menu from the book for you. Put on whatever music you like – son cubano, rumba, salsa or reguetón – turn on the stove, and start cooking!
… from the Cigar Advisors at Famous Smoke Shop! We’re very happy to announce a new partnership with Cigar Journal, as they have graciously afforded us the opportunity to share our impressions, perspectives and stories with you in upcoming editions.
An artisan cabinetmaker from Northern Italy is setting new optical and technological standards in walk-in humidors. In the meantime, the works of DeArt from Calvenzano near Milan can be found in the United Kingdom to China in cigar-scene hotspots.
Chiseled ice cubes clinking in a glass, the sun setting over a palm-lined beach, a casual panama hat, and of course some cigar smoke to complete this idyllic scene … Even in air-conditioned urban cigar lounges, the lighting of a cigar seems to necessitate an accompanying cocktail (even if only an imaginary one).
From a life of poverty, Orlin Portillo has made an impressive climb up the job ladder.
Havana and cigars are simply inseparable. Until just a few years ago, the city was the fine-smoke Eldorado. In the meantime, it has unfortunately become a little more difficult to find havens for smoking. So it’s good to know where you can go in Cuba’s capital to indulge in your cigar in a nice environment. The following is a list of the best places.
For his young age, Christian Eiroa can boast an impressive career. When you take into consideration that the 44-year-old didn’t light his first cigar (a La Fontana from his father’s company) until he was 20 at a family Thanksgiving dinner, you can imagine that Christian Eiroa never had time to waste. Even though he already…
Ria Bos from the Netherlands has managed to have cigar rolling registered as a national intangible cultural heritage.
Cigar lovers often dream of working with a master blender to create a unique, personal cigar. Those who have pursued making a custom cigar and the people in factories who bring private blends to life shared their experiences with us.
It started life in secret 48 years ago at Cohiba’s El Laguito factory. The new cigar is called Edición Limitada 2016.
The dutch cigar specialist, Sasja van Horssen, launched a revolutionary store. It is the world’s first Nicuraguan-only cigar shop.
Mitchell Orchant, managing director of C.Gars Ltd and organizer of the world’s biggest annual cigar auctions, says he believes that we’ve seen the last great sales of the hugely prized vintage Cuban Davidoffs.