Oliva brand cigars have long borne comparison with the best long-fillers in the world – at international level. We met the family behind this strong brand and discussed their Cuban roots, the birth of the brand and the innovatory spirit that makes Oliva so successful.
Other articles in the 2010 Spring issue look at tobacco cultivation in Colombia, the rise of Nicaragua as a cigar country and the first cigar festival in this Central American country. In Collector’s Corner, Colin Ganley looks in detail at the topic of fake luxury-class cigars. Marc André discusses storage mistakes when air humidity in the humidor is too high. A visit to New Zealand gave us an idea of what strange effects rigid tobacco regulation laws can produce.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 1/2010 edition.
Bavaria About to Become Smokefree?
Tasting: 25 Cigars
Oliva Cigars: A Brand on its Way Around the Globe
Storing Cigars: Mold or Cigar Bloom?
City Portrait Moscow: Cigars & Spirits Go Hand in Hand
Tobacco & Arts: Arturo Sandoval
Collector’s Corner: Forgeries at the Top End
CubanCigarWebsite.com: A Gift to the Cigar World
19th Partagás Festival in Havana
News From Cuba
Nicaragua’s Time is Now
First Nicaraguan Cigar Festival: The Taste of Nicaragua
ECCJ Anniversary Cigar is Available
Carlos Diez Takes Over the Family Business
Angelenos Cigars: The Feel of Los Angeles
Tobacco Corner: Colombian Tobacco
New Zealand Passionados Society
Roger Dubuis: Precise Manufacturing and An Intelligent Combination
Pipe Manufacturers: Foundation By Musicò
Pipe Tobaccos Smoked for You