For the 2014 Spring issue, we went to visit Rocky Patel in Florida. The former Hollywood lawyer has not only turned his Rocky Patel Premium Cigars into an internationally famous and acknowledged cigar brand, but also sees his role above all as a communicator of lifestyles.
In this issue, we also write about the Encuentros de Amigos de Partagás in Havana, the cigar festivals in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and about our visit to the Tobacco Museum in the Cuban capital. Editor-in-chief Katja Rauch travelled to Bahía in Brazil in the footsteps of Geraldo Dannemann, while our Skandinavia correspondent Simon Lundh reported on the cigar scene in Göteborg. Alongside a blind tasting of 60 cigars, we also smoked the Ediciónes Regionales 2013 in a special tasting.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 1/2014 edition.
News From Havana
Preview: 1907 by Dunhill
Airkel Ventilation System: Cigar Lounge Without Smoke
Dunhill Flagship-Store at 1A St James’s Street
Qualification Tournaments: CSWC
Davidoff Art Residency: Pascal Meccariello in Beijing
International Women’s Cigar Society
Tasting: 60 Cigars
Tasting: Edición Regional 2013
Rocky Patel Premium Cigars: It’s a Lifestyle
One Day in the Life of Emmanuel Martinez
Travel Corner: Cigar Culture in Gothenburg
Shops & Lounges in Malmö and Stockholm
Portrait: Roman Szymonowicz
Steffen Rinn is Hessen’s Last Cigar Maker
Long-Term Test: Temperature & Maturation
Andorra is Europes Cigar Oasis
Cooking & Cigars: Viennese Comfort Food With a Twist
Do Ring Gauges Divide Generations?
Festival Premiere in San Andrés: Festival del Puro Mexicano 2014
Havanna’s Museo del Tabaco: A Living Museum
Don Quijote: Time Travel With Vintage Cigars
Lighting Up: The 101 of Lighting a Cigar
Cuba Uncovers Blending
Procigar Festival 2014: Dinner With “My” Cigar Manufacturer
Scottish Refugium For Cigar Lovers: Ducks of Kilspindie
Portrait: Illusione Cigars
A Building of Many Names: The Cuesta Rey Factory
In the Footsteps of Geraldo Dannemann: Journey to Bahía
Encuentros de Amigos de Partagás
Cigar Shops and Lounges on the German North Sea
Cigar Trivia: Culebras