A comprehensive directory of every brand of cigar, this book lists all the major brands, such as Havana and Dominican, as well as many lesser-known brands. Information on origin, smoking qualities, flavour and aroma, and buying and storing fine cigars is included.
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A politically incorrect subject in these smokeless times, cigars nonetheless receive the royal treatment from journalist Bati. His inside look at this segment of the tobacco industry encompasses history, manufacture, brand names, purchase, and storage. More specifically, aided by old and recent photographs (including a visit to the Cuban state tobacco monopoly), Bati investigates all aspects of the trade and reveals some surprising facts--e.g., cigars were originally sold in bundles covered with pigs' bladders, and Spain imports more cigars than any other European country. The middle (and largest) section is a directory; over 65 companies, from Arturo Fuente to Zino, are featured, each with brand names, labels, and ratings for flavor and quality. Excellent research notes for the curious. Barbara Jacobs
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Book Description Viking Australia, Ringwood, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. the previous owner had protected the book with clear archival plastic which has left a shadow on the gilded and pages. There is no other damage to describe. a comprehensive directory of every major brand - how to distinguish handmade cigars from machine made, and the differences between the cigars Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 224 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; drugs; Medicine & Health. ISBN: 0670877530. ISBN/EAN: 9780670877539. Inventory No: 0245712. Bookseller Inventory # 0245712
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008368240