James J Fox Blog

  1. New Year’s Resolutions for a Better 2020

    New Year’s Resolutions for a Better 2020
    2020 is finally upon us. From all of us here at JJ Fox, we hope you had a fantastic new year and are ready to take on the year ahead. The start of the new year brings with it the chance for renewal and reflection. Reflection on your goals and ambitions in life, and the time to think back on...
  2. Famous Cigar Smokers: Winston Churchill

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Winston Churchill
    Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) was a British politician, army officer and writer. He was one of the most influential and revered British prime ministers ever to serve the United Kingdom. Churchill was prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He is highly credited with leading Britain to victory during World War II with...
  3. Give the Gift of Cigars this Christmas

    Give the Gift of Cigars this Christmas
    As Christmas steadily approaches, you may be at a loss as to what to get the special people in your life. This year, instead of a tie, cufflinks or a bottle of whiskey, why not give the gift of cigars? Whether the recipient is new to the world of fine cigar smoking or is a cigar aficionado, there is no...
  4. Iconic Cigar Moments in Films

    Iconic Cigar Moments in Films
    Some stars of the big screen have become synonymous with cigars, like Groucho Marx, whose cigar habit was an integral part of his persona. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose film career has seen him play many characters who can be seen with a cigar clamped between their teeth, and he has even donned the cover of Cigar Aficionado. However, the impact...
  5. Nick Jonas Features on the Cover of Cigar Aficionado

    Nick Jonas Features on the Cover of Cigar Aficionado
    For those who are a fan of Cigar Aficionado, the American magazine dedicated to everything in the world of cigars, you may have noticed an unusual addition to their extensive list of celebrities who have graced the cover. In their recent September/October 2019 addition, it was musician and actor Nick Jonas who was given this coveted spot. So, what’s so...
  6. Famous Cigar Smokers

    Famous Cigar Smokers
    At JJ Fox, we love to explore the life and legacies of those great men and women who enjoy the simple pleasure and luxury of the cigar. Everyone from actor Jack Nicholson, inventor Thomas Edison and US president JFK have had their very own blog post dedicated to their life and well-known love of cigars. It’s important to remember the...
  7. 1966: The Year of Cohiba

    1966: The Year of Cohiba
    Cuba is a country synonymous with cigars, and the Cohiba is by far their most famous brand. But for all its acclaim and fame, the Cohiba is a rather young brand compared to the likes of the Romeo Y Julieta or the H. Upmann, with less than a century of history behind it. Despite this, it is a cigar brand...
  8. Famous Cigar Smokers: Sigmund Freud

    Famous Cigar Smokers: Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud (1856 – 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founding father of psychoanalysis, a method for treating mental illness that involves creating a dialogue between the patient and a psychoanalyst, as well as a theory that explains human behaviour. He is perhaps best known for the Oedipus complex, the idea that a child has an unconscious sexual desire...
  9. Montecristo No.4 1983: Vintage Review

    Montecristo No.4 1983: Vintage Review
    Length: 5 1/8” Ring Gauge: 42 Vitola: Mareva The classic Montecristo Petit Corona you (I hope) know and love, just completely reimagined in terms of taste and notes, thanks to some 36 years of age. Modern Monte No.4s tend to be pepper-forward, a little tannic, with a relatively full woody, earthy, base, with that classic Cuban ‘musty’ taste ever-present. With...
  10. Travel Tips for Frequent Business Travellers

    Travel Tips for Frequent Business Travellers
    Travelling is a huge part of modern business. Whether it’s to meet new clients, schmooze with important connections or visit international branches, frequent travel is an inevitable part of the job. While travelling can often be a business perk and an opportunity to experience another country and culture, it can also be an exhausting and stressful endeavour. Everything from missed...

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