Min Ron Nee – Monte A And Magnum Of Champagne In The Lommel Sahara

26 Aug

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Frank and I like to keep our promises.

Last year in Hong Kong, our generous host Min Ron Nee was so gracious as to present us with a Magnum of 1996 Dom Ruinart and threw in some Monte A sticks from the early 80’s that we had been smoking with him at Cigar Divan.

Frank thought it would be a nice idea to enjoy both on a nice summer day in the Lommel Sahara. I agreed. We promised MRN to do it.

And here I was a year later carrying a heavy cooler through the pine tree forest helped by Frank and followed by Jos towards one of the lakes at the Lommel Sahara. 

We found a quiet shady place by the lake, extended a blanket, opened the bottle and lighted the Monte A.

What an incredible 3 hr experience it was !

A superb cigar paired with an spectacular vintage Champagne that cleansed the palate and matched the cigar giving it an additional level of enjoyment that is unrivalled and proving MRN’s theory that nothing goes better with vintage cigars than a good vintage champagne ….

Quiet moments of contemplation, the conversation geared towards our upcoming trip to Hong Kong to have a repeat experience of a week with MRN again very soon and watching the ducks and the swans on the lake. No sounds, very peaceful and relaxing.

A quick shower and a good steak dinner surrounded by the yearly Lommel Kirmees village fair and enjoying a good cigar, a couple of beers and a stroll through Lommel.

Next day it was a morning cigar with Frank before hitting the road back home with a stop in Aachen for a PLPC from the LCDH there – nothing to write home about.

Back home, the pharmacy cigar evening was waiting for me.

Great trip and soon another, longer and more exciting voyage is coming up.

Life is good.


4 Responses to “Min Ron Nee – Monte A And Magnum Of Champagne In The Lommel Sahara”

  1. Arild 27/08/2016 at 13:20 #

    That is a perfect day in life Nino!
    I agree completely with MRN’s theory that vintage champagne and vintage cigar’s are the best combination there is. Great gift’s from MRN, great friendship and beautiful nature, it doesen’t get better than that!

    Have a fine trip to Hong Kong and send a greeting to your host from me:-)

    • Nino Munoz 29/08/2016 at 14:49 #

      Thanks Arild !!
      I will pass your regards, good to hear from you.
      Best / Nino

  2. Arild 27/08/2016 at 16:25 #

    That is a perfect day Nino! What is better than cold, aged vintage champagne, a great old Havana cigar, beautiful nature and good friends?
    I agree with Mr. MRN that aged champagne and aged cigars are the best combination there is!
    Have the best holiday in Hong Kong and bring your host my regards:-)


  3. Taqim 12/09/2016 at 21:39 #

    The way it should be done – great cigars, champagne and friends!!!