Author: Erik Calvino

Mezcal Cigar Snob Magazine
Pairings

5 to Try – Mezcal

“Mezcal” refers to both the broad category of Mexican spirit made from the agave plant (which includes tequila) and a sub-type also called mezcal. In …

Cigar Snob Q & A With Nirka Reyes
Personalities

Q&A With Nirka Reyes

Nirka Reyes has become the face of De Los Reyes Cigars, matured as a leader in the industry, and earned the respect of her peers. She …

cigar snob perfect pairing the tabernacle
Pairings

The Tabernacle / Midnight in Jalisco cocktail

We wanted to bring something new to the Perfect Pairings for this Mexico issue, so we got in touch with Andi Cruzatti, the GM at The …

FIRST CIGAR MARTIN KOVE CigarSnob
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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
Pairings

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 …

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