Ziqui’s MRN Inspired Chinese Cigar – A Tasting in Havana

26 Mar

It was a pleasure to meet up again with my long-time friend Ziqui, a Havana resident for many years, and it was an honour for me and John to be invited to a tasting of unique cigars he specially commissioned inspired by the second fermentation of Chinese tea as described in Min Ron Nee’s “bible” Read more…

Cologne – Majestic Cohiba Majestuoso And Medio Siglo

25 Mar

Frank and I met again halfway in Cologne at Peter Heinrich’s to smoke some cigars that we didn’t have the time to smoke in Havana … crazy as it sounds. We had received an unbanded Cohiba Majestuoso as well as a banded Cohiba Medio Siglo, the new releases at the Festival and we wanted to Read more…

Extraordinary Especiales Tasting In Cologne

4 Feb

It was time again to meet up with Frank at the LCDH in Cologne and he invited Jan who invited Michel and I took Andreas along to make it a round-table affair. Of course each of us took cigars to share with the others – I knew Michel was having a good surprise in store Read more…

Interview And Review MRN Vintage Bolivar Especiales

27 Jan

Just out and posted by Salih Dalay at Dalay Cigars video channel, the interview and cigar review we conducted some time ago over a 80’s vintage Bolivar Especiales from MRN’s personal collection, smoking in Spain, my storage and smoking habits and Cuba travel …. Thanks Salih, Michael and especially Viktor for the nice job, it Read more…

Cigars In Koblenz – A Fine Casa Del Habano Nearby

24 Jan

Always nice to have a LCDH in your neighbourhood, so I was happy to read that a new Casa was opening in Koblenz, about 45 minutes from my village. It is an old-established cigar and pipe store, Pipe House, founded in 1933 and kept in family tradition, now managed by Mr Jürgen Wilde and sons. Read more…

Andy’s Punch Supremo ER Suiza Tasting

20 Dec

Last month in Havana, Andreas Stachl from Casa La Corona in Rapperswil and Uster was kind enough to invite me to a tasting event he organized at the La Guarida terrace. We had met both at Hector Luis, the beach and about town and it was a very kind invitation that I gladly accepted, the Read more…

1985 MRN Bolivar Especiales You-Tube Interview

28 Oct

I have always enjoyed Salih Dalay’s you tube channel and his relaxed, unorthodox and highly interesting videos, so when he contacted me asking for an interview, I immediately agreed. But this interview, being for his newly started Connoisseurs Corner, he wanted a special, rare vintage cigar, so not having cigars in that range himself I Read more…