5 days till Christmas…Must have accessories for the Cigar Connoisseur

5 days till Christmas…Must have accessories for the Cigar Connoisseur

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

If you read my blog post two days ago you have an understanding of the hard work and great length of time it takes to harvest the tobacco leaves that make up your fine cigars. The growth cycle alone takes 9 months! As a general rule anything that requires that much effort to make requires an equal amount of effort to maintain. Today I’m going to go over the essential tools you need to help you on your journey of becoming a cigar connoisseur. Firstly, you will definitely need a cutter! Whether it’s a V-cut, punch cut or guillotine cut; if you want to smoke that cigar you’ll have to cut it. Cutters can range in price from $5 to hundreds of dollars. I would say that a reasonable price for a cutter, that will be durable and of good quality, should range between $40 and $90. With that being said there is nothing wrong with an inexpensive cutter however, they will need to be replaced more often as the blades, especially for guillotine cutters, will start to dull. A great brand for cutters is Colibri. Not only do these cutters have a great warranty but also, these cutters are a great investment if you’re looking for quality and durability. Now that you’ve got that cigar cut you’ve got to light it! Cedar matches work well to light up the cigars but on a windy day can be a pain. A wind-resistant torch lighter is the way to go.  I find that torch lighters also work better when you are “toasting” the bottom end of the cigar, before simultaneously puffing and lighting it. Lighters can be such a personal choice. Plus there are many different styles, colors, features, size and weights to choose from. As with the cutters, lighters do range in price with some of the most expensive lighters on the market, designed by Dunhill and DuPont. Again for a mid-range lighter I would go for either the Colibri or for something more traditional yet stylish, I would definitely choose Cryril Brizard. So you’ve cut and lit your cigar and are puffing away, enjoying all the aromas and flavours of that fine cigar, but where are you going to ash it? As you know cigars aren’t smoked like cigarettes. For most we take a few puffs and place our cigar down to rest in between. A cigar ashtray is designed with deep grooves, which allow this. Plus you can’t just place your fine cigar in any old ashtray. The grooves or stands on an ashtray are specially designed to have a sturdy hold on your cigars plus the grooves are made large enough to embrace any ring gauge. At some social cigar settings, most often, the cigar ashtray is the hot topic of the evening, especially if it bears the brand of your favourite cigar! Now unless you’ve seriously...

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Thank you all for joining us last night for another successful event!

Thank you all for joining us last night for another successful event!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

We would like to take the time out to thank our wonderful cigar roller Leopoldo Alfonso Flores Lovo, Macallans,  The Parlour  to our family, friends and to all the cigar aficionados that joined us yesterday; We could not have done it without you.  We are grateful to be able to share our passion with you all. Happy Thanksgiving! To view more amazing pictures from last night’s event please visit us on our facebook page!...

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Revolucion Cigar Party March 2013

Revolucion Cigar Party March 2013

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

TO ALL OF OUR DEAR FRIENDS We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in attendance at our Cigar Party! A big thanks to all those who helped make it a smashing success and all that more enjoyable . Thank You for sharing with us, celebrating and making great memories. We are excited for the future. Stay tuned for more … Our home is yours . See you all soon. Thanks Again …. Paulo , Niko and all the Boys.                                                          ...

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A Night in Havana!

A Night in Havana!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Lifestyle | 0 comments

  Sizzle up your Saturday night with live dancers on stage, real cuban mojitos (awesome) and of course the appearance of El Grupo Cubano- Brisas del Palmar at the Vogue Theatre. There will be a dance floor and salsa dancers so be prepared for a great show on stage and off stage! We can tell your first hand having experienced the Cuban Ballet of Don Quixote last May that this show is sure to be entertaining!  Paulo and I were amazed at the talent the Cubans shared. The cradle of Cuban music, Santiago de Cuba, has fostered several notable musicians, such as the Buena Vista Social Club. It is also the home of El Grupo Cubano. The lead, Rosel Lamoru, formed this group in 1999 and under his disciplined leadership El Grupo has become the pride of Cuba. They recently performed for the Pope during his Cuban visit. Bassist Julio Avila, perfected his pizzicatos (plucking the strings) on an upright contrabass given to him by Vilma Espin, the wife of Cuban President, Raul Castro. From 2003-2007 El Grupo Cubano played winters in Havana’s Bodeguita del Medio. Many will be familiar with this iconic club—the birthplace of the mojito and a favourite of Ernest Hemingway. This performance in Vancouver will be the band’s only North American concert engagement. See you there! Salud! Niko...

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