Want to find out where Vin Lee likes to smoke an Opus X while eating a Kobe burger? Check out the profile in Haute Living on the CEO of the Beverly Hills Cigar Club. Lee gives some insights into where and what he eats at home in Los Angeles and other aspects of living the [...]
You’d think the man man who’s family once owned the H. Upmann Factory in Havana, Cuba would have gotten sick of cigars. But Benjamin “Benji” Menendez is just getting started. The 74-year-old cigar maker saw his family’s company take by Castro and now runs General Cigar, Co. making some of the finest cigars in the [...]
Have ever you heard about the rooftop lounge at Rick’s Cabaret? It’s a gorgeous bi-level cigar-friendly rooftop lounge with an excellent view. There’s no cutting fee and it’s located at a prime midtown location. Best of all, this sort of thing happens there every day!
As I walked in, I picked up a crystal chalice and a pamphlet describing each whiskey, cigar, and their recommended pairings. I was a bit surprised to find that there were no guides to lead us through the tasting experience. (I may very well be spoiled by Jose Blanco’s blending event). But extremely helpful BaDC [...]
Ernesto Carrillo, of EP Carrillo, takes time out of Cigar Expo to talk to me and Barry from A Cigar Smoker about the new cigars he’s bringing to market. Subscribe to e-mail updates from Cigar Reader >>
We’re now in the run-up to the IPCPR show, and everyone’s dying to know what the cigar manufacturers have up their sleeves … for the event and the rest of the year. Sam Leccia has some ideas for NUB, as you’ll see in the video below.
Cigar fashion isn’t just limited to upscale cufflinks and handmade suits. Think past the corporate boardroom and turn your eye to tradition. The Guayabera Lady is leading the way with her traditional, custom Cuban attire. Photo gallery below:
The biggest cigar in the world didn’t fail to impress at Cigar Expo. Want to learn more about it? Check out the video above.
Pete Johnson of Tatuaje talks about his plans for IPCPR this year, which includes a few new cigar sizes and band changes. While he doesn’t have any big moves for the show this year, he is looking pretty far down the road, including Fausto, his own deal with the devil. Though there was talk of [...]
At the Drew Estate cigar dinner hosted by De La Concha last week, there was an unannounced guest: Edward III. Not royalty exactly, but certainly a presence that was appreciated. Absinthe is back, and it’s better than ever! I’ve been a big fan of la fee verte since happening upon a basement absinthe bar in [...]