I know most of you that read ITH are used to me posting cigar reviews and mainly just that.  Today I wanted to talk a little bit about wine pairing with cigars and what you guys smoke with.

I enjoy many different wines, mostly reds but a lot of french wine and Italian wines.  Australian wines are starting to grow on me as well.  I think a nice Cab or Merlot go pretty decently with a full bodied cigar.  Even the softer wines like Pinot Noir and Syrah go nicely with a mild to medium cigar selection.  A good friend of mine lived in France for some years and is a great source of knowledge for me when it comes to the many different selections.

A local liquor store is a wine mecca with different rooms for different countries.  It is the most wine I have ever seen in one place.  One could get lost in there with the different offerings from Spain, Italy, France, America and many more.  I have been thinking about doing some wine reviews for you guys to read along with a cigar that I paired with it.  If you have any favorites or would like to see something reviewed please leave a comment.

I believe that the wine and cigar worlds have more in common than most of us realize.  Both get better with age, both can be very pricey and are luxury items.  They are crafted by hand by some very skilled growers and blenders who take a lot of pride in what they do.  Grapes are grown in vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see, which is the same for tobacco fields.  Just thinking about how much effort and work goes into making these products makes me appreciate them more.

So pop that cork and light up that cigar, let’s relax together!

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