Almost every book on cigars and even the instructions for use of a humidor include the recommendation to air the humidor on a regular basis. If I might be permitted to say so, that is complete nonsense.
Discolouration of the cigar wrapper is usually a pigment fault in the leaf. We explain the causes of green or greyish green stains, yellow or light brown spots and whitish-grey spots.
The tobacco route “Ruta del Tabacco” in Cuba was opened in fall of 2015. Gabriela Greess tells the story of her journey through the tobacco region, Pinar del Rio.
Humidor expert Marc André explains the quality criteria for travel humidors and how to choose the right humidor for different requirements.
In order to uncover the secret formula of the innovative Mexican cigar brand Casa Turrent, we meet Alejandro Turrent, mastermind behind the product, and embark on searching for clues together.
It’s not only beaches that you’re never far away from in Barbados. It’s rum and cigars, too. Tourists as well as the locals enjoy the rising cigar culture of the island.
The Airkel adventure begins in 2010. Vahé Gérard’s office is piled high with plans, sketches and prototypes. The result – a ventilation system that enables a new smoking experience.
Ever since the 1800s, the San Andrés Valley in the state of Veracruz has been the center of tobacco in Mexico. Today it is what Estelí is to Nicaragua and Santiago to the Dominican Republic.
When Celia Sánchez, Fidel Castro’s indispensable helper, decided in 1967 to introduce women into the cigar business, hundreds of women lined up for the prestigious task of rolling for Cuba’s leader and his guests. One of them was 18-year-old María Sierra.
Simon Chase recollects the high points of Ramón Allones and outlines the steady, sometimes precipitous, decline of the Cuban brand.
Glen Case has been smoking cigars since his teens and spent about 18 years in the financial industry. The stress of the corporate world took its toll, and in the early 2000s, Glen decided to try something different.
The Little Havana area in Miami, Florida was once full of cigar factories, like My Father, Perdomo and Padrón. When they moved their production to Central America, El Titan stayed put. Today Cobas has ten rollers in what is one of very few factories left on the street.