Browsing: Cigars

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“When it comes to cigars, the world is neatly cleaved in two. Forget the different regions, the different soils, the climates and the countries. You either smoke Cubans or Non-Cubans.” Behold the New World cigars…

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For most of last year, and some of this, I made frequent visits to Manchester.…

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“Linen-draped table, sparkling glasses, bottles of inky wine, a pastoral outlook and a full humidor. That’s a recipe for success.” Nick ‘Monty Cristo’ Hammond dines and puffs at The Montague on the Gardens.

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“Everyone else is raising their hand occasionally, notifying the auctioneer of another £100, £500, £1,000 bid. I’m trying not to scratch my nose and end up the lucky winner of a £10,000 box of Davidoff Dom Perignon.”

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As I sit down and reach for my napkin, a silver platter arrives before me with 12 Flor de Canos arranged clockwise upon it. I steal four o’clock with a murmur of thanks and fire it up with quiet elation. Crikey, this is something special.

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The gathered crowd – lawyers, army officers, restaurateurs, luxury retailers and your dedicated correspondent – were united by the love of food, drink and fine cigars and by golly, didn’t we prove it…

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Monty Cristo ventures to Canary Wharf for a full-body massage at the Four Seasons Hotel, followed by a night of debauchery at Boisdale for an international cigar auction of mammoth proportions…

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Three arbitrary, independent, words. Put them together though, and you have an intriguing premise on…

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In the first of a series of articles on the gloriously eccentric pastime of selecting, storing, collecting and perhaps even smoking cigars, we take a look at how the landscape has changed of late for London’s lovers of the leaf…