Ah, the smell of Dortmund in the Autumn. I’ve come to love my seasonal jaunts to this funny little German town – usually, it’s a lovely tail end to Summer, with a wistful, melancholy air – and yet this year was the first time the great and the good (and me) of the cigar industry were able to gather for the first time in three years.
Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow
DID you know there’s an international world championship in slow cigar smoking? It’s actually become a big thing over the last few years.
Vive Les Cigares!
I’M in my post-holiday blues funk at the moment, so I thought – if you’d be good enough to indulge me – that I’d take the opportunity to bore you with a little something personal for this week’s blog.
Food For Thought
SOMETHING that is not often touched upon when it comes to cigars – but is a seriously intense way to explore them – is by pairing them with foods.
Cigars and Drinks Pt II
ANOTHER chance to talk about cigar pairings – and let’s stick to drinks for the time being. Cigars and beer is a cracking combination. Whether your preference is for a cold Pilsner on a hot day, a chewable pint of Irish stout or a hoppy burst from a strong Suffolk ale, a smorgasbörd awaits you.
Boom, Boom, Shake The Room
DESPITE the current crisis – and it’s only fair to call it a crisis, despite what those with a vested interest may tell you – in the Cuban cigar world, the rest of the cigarmaking planet continues to make hay while the sun shines. And boy has the sun shone in recent days.
The Padron Cigar Event at Sautter Mount Street
Enjoy a little snippet from The Padron Cigar event at Sautter Mount Street.
Cigars and Drinks Pt I
CIGARS and drink pairings is a huge topic. Everyone has their favourite, and we’re here to tell you about a few today and in future columns, but – first, we’ll add the caveat that we wish could be stuck on all boxes of fine cigars instead of the disgusting so-called health warnings we have to endure. Why don’t they put a picture of a naked obese person on every burger wrapper?