Lifestyles

April 25, 2011 The Virtual Gourmand 14: Makin' Bacon!

Cigar Weekly Editor-At-Large and Executive Chef Jason Clabaugh (BigO) has been making bacon... And he wants you to do so too! Read more...
April 11, 2011 A Rich Pour - Column No. 22: Golden Oldies

Why is it that many aficionados of Scotch whisky seem so drawn to older spirits? Join Cigar Weekly Managing Editor Doug Kuebler (jazznut) as he looks behind the sometimes deceptive veil of aged spirits. Read more...
March 21, 2011 Cigar Paradise in Nicaragua!

Join Cigar Weekly's Contributing Editor Neil Noffsinger (Roadhawg) for his description of a memorable four-day cigar loverís tour of Esteli, Nicaragua - one of the great tobacco growing regions. Read more...
February 14, 2011 Ybor City Cigar Festival 2010

CW Contributing Editor Tom Chapman (tchapchap) traveled again to Tampa to attend the Ybor City Cigar Festival. He writes to update us on this year's festivities. Read more...
February 10, 2010 A tour of Ybor City's Cigar Heritage

CW Contributing Editor Tom Chapman (tchapchap) recently made a trip to Ybor City, the historic cigar-making district of Tampa. He was treated to an inside tour of the industry, both from a historical and a current perspective. Tom now shares the details of that tour with us. Read more...
December 29, 2008 Cigar Heritage Festival

CW Contributing Editor Neil Noffsinger (Roadhawg) recently attended the 10th Annual Cigar Heritage Festival in Ybor City, Florida. Join him as he recounts the weekend, and provides highlights of the festival and the other events taking place with fellow BOTLs. Many agree that the Ybor City historic district of Tampa is the heart and foundation of the cigar industry in the United States. Read more...
December 15, 2008 Autumn in London

CW Contributing Editor and Katrina Relief Coordinator Flipflop (Phil Steffen) recently had a once-in-a-lifetime trip to London for a weekend of soccer, cigars and ale. Read more...
December 08, 2008 The Virtual Gourmand No. 13 - Stacks and Facts: A Chef's Bibliography

Editor-at-Large and CW Executive Chef Jason Clabaugh (BigO) opens his personal bookshelf, lists the top 10 cooking books and top 3 cooking magazines in his collection, and explains why these are his favorite reference works. Read more...
September 05, 2007 Travelogue: Playa del Carmen, the Subtle Seduction of Mexico

by Jeff Nichols Jeff Nichols (Jester) writes about 12 days he and his spouse Beatrice spend in Playa del Carmen. A light hearted narrative that humorously touches on all aspects of the experience, food, drink, culture and of course, cigars. Read more...