Following up on our coverage of the Drew Estate Cigar Safari, we jump right in to an interesting topic for 2013 – the use of fire-cured tobacco. In this clip, Steve Saka and Nicholas Melillo share details on how certain tobaccos are fire cured at one of the Finca La Joya barns. As you’ll hear, “fire cured” is a technique that plays a major part in producing the unique mesquite BBQ flavors present in cigars such as the Sam Leccia Black and the soon-to-be-released MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured (KFC) line…enjoy!
Welcome to Leaf and Grape’s inaugural launch of a series simply known as “Take 5″. Our goal here is to bring you a short, hopefully unique perspective on a certain facet within the cigar or wine industry, keeping it to 5 minutes or less. (hence the name Take 5) With today’s future announcement of Cigar Aficionado’s #1 Cigar of the Year, we decided to make this first installment on the topic of “World’s Best Cigars” – we hope you enjoy… Continue reading →