For those of us who appreciate the finer things in life, The Le Snobs are your guides to the work of skilled artisans, culinary connoisseurs and inspired designers from around the world. Evocative and richly appointed with little-known facts, this book is about savouring the world's most sophisticated tobacco products to the full. It celebrates the fine distinctions between brand, place, tradition and taste that elevate cigar appreciation to an art in itself. Le Snob: Cigars reaches across the Caribbean from the powerful tobaccos of Central America, through Cuba's rich aromas, to the Dominican Republic's finesse to show you the finest cigars available today, and why it is worth being a snob about the cigars you choose to smoke. With the cachet knowledge every expert must possess, plus authentic insights into the lives and skills of cigar producers, Le Snob: Cigars offers impeccable advice on all aspects of this traditional, from pronunciation to professional tasting techniques. The book also features an authoritative directory of rare and prestige cigars to help you explore the very finest international styles in greater depth.
Colin Ganley is the co-chief editor of the European Cigar Journal, the largest cigar magazine in Europe. He also writes for cigar publications around the world, including Cigar Snob magazine, and runs the website cigarresearch.com, which is devoted to his research and writing on cigars. Recently he developed a system for rating and reviewing cigars called the Independent Cigar Rating System (ICRS), which has been adopted by several independent reviewers and websites.