Saturday, June 28, 2014

06/20 - Partagas El Libro


I know Amir in the meantime for a few years but we only had contact through different cigar boards but finally we'd the chance to meet personally during his European tour for the presentation of his book  "Partagas - El Libro".

For me it was a relaxed Friday where I quit work earlier, for him it started with a hazzle after recognizing that his luggage has not arrived with him in Zurich. As usual I joined Urs in the humidor room of his shop where we had a cup of coffee and a fresh rolled custom rolled Lancero-sized cigar. Amir had to sign a dozen of books but he always had some time to sit together with us for a smoke and a chat...

I also met another cigar aficionado and blogger from Zurich, Urs Alder, who also was at the event of the Habanos Man of the Year a few weeks ago. He gifted me a cigar, a Bolivar Regional Edition for Russia, and kindly asked me for a review of it... I never had those before, so I'm really looking forward to smoke it... hopefully it's one of those typical Bolivar with earthy notes and a certain strength.

When the shop closed we moved to the lounge where Amir gave a brief presentation about his book after we'd a quick snack from the buffet. It's a short but interesting summary of the history of Partagas and definitely made me curious to read the book intensively... for sure I'll have some time in July to do so.

After this official part of the evening I'd some time to sit together with Amir and talk about this and that... it was really great and I'm looking forward to meet again under less "official" circumstances...

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Amir signing my copy of his book

Amir's personal inscription

Partagas El Libro

Chatting...

Smoking...

Listening...

Eating and drinking...

Explaining...

Smiling...

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