Cigar Companion

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Cigar Aficionado magazine, known worldwide for its celebration of the good things in life, revolutionized the art and enjoyment of cigar smoking. More than one million readers turn to the magazine to learn about the world’s most enjoyable cigars, spirits, wines, beers, restaurants, resorts, collectibles, and more. In each issue, the editors evaluate a wide variety of cigars in a blind tasting format and rate them on a 100-point scale. Our previous Cigar Aficionado titles have sold a combined total of nearly half...
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Overview


Cigar Aficionado magazine, known worldwide for its celebration of the good things in life, revolutionized the art and enjoyment of cigar smoking. More than one million readers turn to the magazine to learn about the world’s most enjoyable cigars, spirits, wines, beers, restaurants, resorts, collectibles, and more. In each issue, the editors evaluate a wide variety of cigars in a blind tasting format and rate them on a 100-point scale. Our previous Cigar Aficionado titles have sold a combined total of nearly half a million copies. Now Cigar Aficionado presents the ultimate resource, an easy-to-use, full-color guide with ratings and tasting notes for more than 200 fine cigars, organized by brand. For less than the price of 3 good cigars, it also explores the history and production of cigars, with expert advice on buying, storage, preparation, and smoking etiquette. With a wealth of useful information, this is an essential reference for both connoisseurs and those just beginning to appreciate the pleasures of cigars.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762419579
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/30/2005
  • Series: Connoisseur's Guides
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 288,753
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author


Marvin R. Shanken is the chairman and owner of M. Shanken Communications, Inc., which publishes Cigar Aficionado and Wine Spectator and is based in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
The Cigar Directory 10
The Connoisseur's Directory 83
The Story of Cigars 110
The Origin of Cigar Tobacco 127
The Buying and Storing of Cigars 159
Appendices 172
Glossary 180
Index 189
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2005

    Lacking, but current

    No where near as comprehensive as the book jacket suggests, but the title in question is current as of this year--despite the limited number of cigar brands rated. An adequate amount of space is set aside for tobacco-related history and the like, but the book is deficient in subject space allotted to cigar-related paraphernalia such as cutters, humidors, and alternatives to the more pricy and trendy big name products. Very little attention paid to the ever-growing catalog sector and all it has to offer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great book for a true Cuban cigar lover

    Very discriptive book and reviews some of the best Cuban cigar ever made.

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    Posted September 14, 2010

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