Author: Erik Calvino

FIRST CIGAR MARTIN KOVE CigarSnob
Personalities

First Cigar with Martin Kove

Martin Kove is best known for his role as John Kreese, the cold-blooded sensei behind the Cobra Kai dojo in the Karate Kid movies. He’s …

Video

Mail time: Casio Watch, Dinosaur BBQ sauce, Villiger cigars, and Lotus cutters and lighters

Royal Agio Releases Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua
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Royal Agio Releases Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua

August 16th, 2019 (Bradenton, Fla.) – Royal Agio Cigars USA announces that the Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua, recently released at the 2019 IPCPR tradeshow in …

Travel

The Ritual of the Sacred Fire

Finding a deeper connection to tobacco through an ancient Mayan ritual Words and photos by Erik Calviño The Mayan shaman handed me two rustic cigars …

5 to Try
Pairings

5 TO TRY

Aged Rums  Five aged rums from five different countries: one from Panama aged 21 years and matured in Bourbon casks, a solera-aged 25-year-old rum from …

Montecristo Nicaragua Series _ Havana Café cocktail
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Montecristo Nicaragua Series / Havana Café cocktail

In many ways, the premium cigar industry is about taking Cuban culture and adapting it to a new home outside of Cuba. Take, for instance, …

Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LHB _ Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale
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Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LHB / Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale

Even without speaking a word of Spanish, you can probably take some pretty good guesses as to what “Las 6 Provincias” means. Espinosa Cigars’ latest …

My Father Le Bijou Box-Pressed / Zafra Master Series Aged 30 Years
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My Father Le Bijou Box-Pressed / Zafra Master Series Aged 30 Years

At Cigar Snob Magazine, we’re in the business of tasting and scrutinizing, be it cigars, food, wine, or spirits. After a particularly good tasting, we’re …

AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes / The GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years
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AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes / The GlenDronach Original Aged 12 Years

Back on November 17 of last year, we hosted the Cigar Snob Lechón Challenge at the InterContinental Hotel in Downtown Miami (there’s a coverage of …

Events

Cigar Snob Lechón Challenge 2018 Miami

Cigars. Pork. Booze. Music. If that doesn’t sounds like a good time to you, then we can’t be friends. Our very own pig roast-off was …

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