Rocky Patel started his career as a cigar producer during the boom days of the 1990s. In the 15 years since then, he has developed a portfolio that already comprises a number of classics. We met the former Hollywood lawyer for the title story of the 2010 Summer edition of the European Cigar Journal.
We visited Holland and Marrakesh for you, reporting about the special features that away the cigar connoisseur at the two destinations. Humidor expert Mark André tells about the pests that can endanger the passionados’ stocks, and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Mark Twain we look at one of the most prominent cigar lovers in history. When selecting the cigars for the tasting in the Summer issue, we relied this time entirely on recommendations by top retailers from around the world.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 2/2010 edition.
Swedish Match Teams Up With Plasencia
The Widening Valley Between In-Person and Online Stores
Tasting: 55 Cigars
Rocky Patel Cigar Company: The Next Level
Mites, Beetles and Other Small Creatures
City Portrait Marrakesh
Tobacco & Arts: Heinz Steltzer
Cohiba & Davidoff: El Laguito’s Rumors
Destination Netherlands: Big Smoke in Little Holland
Procigar Festival 2010: Quality Time With the Cigar Makers
News From Cuba
The Discovery of Yamasá
Flor de Copan, the Story of Success
Commemorating the Centennial of the Death of Mark Twain
Tobacco Corner: The Anatomy of a Cigar
Pipe Manufacturers: Sergey Ailarov
Pipe Tobacco Smoked For You
Smoking Pipe: The Smoke that is Still Accepted
Cigarcyclopedia.com: 1,500 Cigars at Your Fingertip