Chateau Ka Source de Rouge 2018

Lebanese Wines: Chateau Ka Source De Rouge 2018


Name: Chateau Ka Source De Rouge 2018
Type: Red Wine
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot
Year: 2018
Country: Lebanon
Region: Bekaa Valley


Date Consumed: 6 November, 2022

A good blend. Ruby red. Standard Lebanese wine. Hard not to like. But nothing memorable about it. It was the third bottle we opened on Sunday during family lunch. I’d give it a 79/100.

Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial Cigar

Have a Cigar: Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial

Name: Herrera Esteli Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial

Country: Nicaragua

Shape: Parejo

Size: (6 inches x 52)

Strength: Medium to Full

When I’m with out with the boys
putting some smoke in the air,
reaching the final third of the cigar
means that
we don’t have much time left.
It’s like a pub’s last call, if you like.

Coincidentally, when I reach the final third
of my cigar,
I usually order my last drink.

On average, I have three drinks with every cigar
I smoke.

Today, I had two cigars.
That means I had six drinks.

There are really two paths a man can take.

The first path is pairing the cigar with the drink.
The second path is pairing the drink with the cigar.

When I’m at a cigar lounge, I do the latter.
This means that I choose the cigar first,
and I order my drink only after I light my cigar.
Sometimes, I stick with the same drink,
and I have three of the same.
If I’m having peated whisky, for example,
I’ll have three glasses of the same whisky.
If I’m having rum, I’ll have two more glasses
of the same rum.
Et cetera, et cetera.

Other times, when the aficionado in me demands it,
I have three different drinks,
pairing one with every third
of the cigar.

When I’m at a gathering or a party, however,
I am forced to pair the cigar with the drink.
There, I choose my cigar based on the available beverage.
And that’s not a problem
because I always carry more than one cigar with me.

One must carry more than one cigar with him
at all times
so that one never feels like
he’s out of options
he doesn’t have much time left.

La Flor Dominicana Ligero Natural L-Granu Cigar Review

Have a Cigar: La Flor Dominicana Ligero Natural L-Granu

Name: La Flor Dominicana Ligero Natural L-Granu

Country: Dominican Republic

Shape: Parejo

Size: (6 inches x 64)

Strength: Full

My friend and I exit the humidor,
each of us holding two cigars.
I intend to smoke both of them tonight,
and I’m sure he intends to do the same.

Let me be more precise.
This friend of mine
is my brother
of the leaf.

Cigar lounges is where we meet
and talk.
Our conversations take us everywhere
— we travel the world and the mind
sitting in leather armchairs.

We talk about cigars:
“Look at the abundant smoke coming out of this cigar.”
We talk about women:
“She’s stunning. But she’s still young and innocent.”
We talk about balls.
“He had the balls to do it. But you have to be a little stupid to have so much balls.”
Yes, we talk about everything
— the focus is always
being a man.

When we light our cigars,
we exit the world
and look at it
from above,
from below,
and from the sides.

And when you join us,
the best thing we can say is,
“Welcome to the cave. Have a cigar.”