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  1. Will Climate Change Affect Cuban Cigars?

    Will Climate Change Affect Cuban Cigars?
    Climate change is rapidly becoming one of the fastest-growing, global issues facing the planet today. Experts are all in agreement that much is needed to be done to stop the climate crisis from taking us down an irreversible path. Talk of species extinction, flooding and extreme weather conditions dominate these climate discussions. But something that perhaps people may not have...
  2. Habanos Festival XXI 18th February – 22nd February 2019

    Habanos Festival XXI 18th February – 22nd February 2019
    2019 sees Cuba celebrates the 500th anniversary of the City of Havana. A nation with a magnificent history, and at times a convoluted history, put on a week to remember as they organised events from sunrise to well after sunset for the 21st Habanos Festival. The Gala Dinner The grandiose closing spectacle did not disappoint as the 21st Habanos Festival...
  3. Famous Cigar Smokers: Orson Welles

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Orson Welles
     His full name was George Orson Welles, though he is better known by his second name, Orson. A product of Kenosha, Wisconsin, George was born in 1915 and lived his life to the fullest for seventy years. He came from very intelligent parents – his father was an inventor and his mother a concert pianist – but it wasn’t an...
  4. Ronald F. W. Fox 1946 – 2018

    Ronald F. W. Fox 1946 – 2018
    It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the death of the Fox group’s chairman, Ronald F. W. Fox who passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, 5th September.   Ronald F. W. Fox   Ron started his career working as a sales assistant in our Grafton Street store, before taking up commercial management roles...
  5. London's Top Cigar Smoking Spots

    London's Top Cigar Smoking Spots
    Cigar smoking in London is not a rarity. In fact, London is arguably the city where golden brown tubes of Cuban tobacco achieved their peak at the gentleman’s pursuit. As the memorable words of Edward VII state, after the death of his mother Queen Victoria: “Gentlemen, you may smoke”. Not to mention that the cigar was the constant companion of...
  6. The Importance of Cigar Humidors

    The Importance of Cigar Humidors
    What exactly is a cigar humidor? “A Humidity controlled box used for storing cigars at the regulated and specific temperature and humidity it needs to keep the tobacco in pristine condition” Without storing your cigars in a humidor, they will dry out, burn too quickly, lose their essential flavours, and can even have detrimental effect on the quality of the...
  7. The Difference Between Hand-Rolled and Machine-Made Cigars

    The Difference Between Hand-Rolled and Machine-Made Cigars
    Cigars have been a popular smoke throughout the world for many years and, since there is so much variety in terms of flavours, sizes, and techniques, it is not surprising that cigars are also produced in numerous different manners. For a unique smoking experience, different tobaccos, papers, and techniques go into each and every cigar. Cigars are rolled in two...
  8. James J Fox Visits Nicaragua

    James J Fox Visits Nicaragua
    Our Nicaraguan adventure started in the El Titan De Bronze cigar shop in Miami’s Little Havana. We had been invited to the shop by Fabian Ziegler of Drew Estate to sample the Herrera Esteli, amongst others, and take a tour of the shop that started the legend of Willy Herrera. The shop itself is quite small, with the majority of...
  9. James J Fox Visit Cuba

    James J Fox Visit Cuba
    We thought we'd left the rain far behind in Gatwick, but just caught the tail-end of a heavy downpour which managed to disrupt the opening ceremony of the XIX Habanos Festival. Having cleared passport control and baggage collection in record time, we caught a taxi to our home for the week, a casa situated high above the Malecon with spectacular views, whilst still being a...
  10. The History of Cigars

    The History of Cigars
      Cigar smoking is a longstanding tradition. The origins of which are somewhat obscure, but the rich history that has followed cannot be ignored. It is something that we here at JJ Fox love to explore, as can be seen in our esteemed Freddie Fox Museum. What were the beginnings of cigar smoking and who were those famous smokers that...

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