The Cigar Companion: The Connoisseur's Guide

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Running Press, 1997 - Cigars - 224 pages
Now revised for the third time, and including the very latest brands, The Cigar Companion remains the definitive guide to the world's finest handmade cigars, with notes on each brand's origins, smoking qualities, flavor, and aroma. A Cigar Directory with full-size, full-color photographs of the most popular cigars describes all the major Havana, Dominican, and Honduran brands, plus many less-known but equally interesting brands. Information on the cigars featured in the second edition has been updated, and there are now a further eight new brands to consider. The Cigar Companion also explores the process of cigar-making, from cultivation of tobacco leaves to final fermentation, rolling, packing, and shipping. Additional features highlight Cuba's premier growing areas, and go behind the scenes to show how Havana's world-famous cigar factories operate.

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User Review  - petterw - LibraryThing

Decent introduction to cigars and cigar smoking, very helpful and with considerable insight. However, Bati's personal views and taste dominate the presentations, and for a beginner og an intermediate cigar smoker it is still difficult to seek out what cigars to buy. Read full review

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User Review  - JayLivernois - LibraryThing

A nice little guide to cigars Read full review


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