In Reloj, the JC Newman American factory, cigars have been produced for over 100 years. The family enterprise’s factory is the last operating business in the former cigar town of Tampa. We met Bobby and Eric Newman, the scions of America’s oldest cigar family, for a discussion for the cover story for the Summer issue.
However, we were not only in Florida. We inform you about the glamorous Habanos Festival that attracts connoisseurs from around the world to Cuba each year, and report from Russia about the Russian struggle for smokers’ rights.
Colin Ganley delved into the world of historical cigar publications and Grand Seigneur Villiger tells about his journey through Africa on a motorcycle. Our author Gabriela Greess went to Beirut for us to investigate the cigar scene of the “party capital of the world”.
If you missed this edition, you can order a back-issue.
The following is an overview of the contents of the 2/2012 edition.
One Cigar for 40,000 British Pounds
Tasting: 50 Cigars
JC Newman is America’s Oldest Cigar Family
The Long View: Renewing an Old Acquaintance
Davidoff’s New Store Concept
Tobacco & Arts: Kamagurka
Heinrich Villiger: In Africa with Motorcycles and Cigars
The Romeo y Julieta Factory: Shakespeare’s biggest Fan
Tobacco Corner: Dark Fired Kentucky & Virginia
Festival del Habano 2012: Showtime Puros and a Touch of Hollywood
Fight For the Right to Smoke in Russia
Humidor Concepts: From Cases to the Walk-In-Humidor
History of Cigar Print Media: Old Paper
Habanos: Truly Special Releases
La Palina’s Woman-Made Cigar
Cigar Lounges in Baden-Württemberg
IPCPR: Facts to Know and Tell
Tobaccoland: Quality Campaign for Austria
Cigar Smoking in Beirut: Best Party City in the World
The Perdomo Experience
Cuba’s Powerhouse in Belgium: Cubacigar Benelux