Regularly published in Cigar Journal, I don’t require much arm-twisting to light a cigar and enjoy a splash of rum all in the name of work.

I have discussed cigars with the breadth of insiders, from leading cigar rollers to retailers, suppliers, brand ambassadors and cigar collectors -  interviewing legends and leading authorities of the industry along the way.Visits to Cuba, Nicaragua, USA, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Africa, and Germany have extended my knowledge of all aspects of premium cigars. 

 

My passion for cigars began when I was wandering the streets of Sydney on the lookout for a cigar divan in order to celebrate my 22nd birthday in true style. I found Bogart's House of Fine Cigars and thus began my journey.

 

Visiting Cuba in late 2003 indulged my interest in cigars further, and by chance, an email floated into my inbox from the editor of online cigar magazine CigarWise, who requested a story or two about my experience in La Habana. 

 

Since 2006 I have been Cigar Journal's Asia Pacific Editor have have contributed to other lifestyle and industry magazines, including Virtuozity, Australian Bartender Magazine, Drinks Trade, Canada's Lifestyler and the RTDA Report (now IPCPR)From 2006 to 2013, I published online cigar news and review site Inlumino Cigar News Australia.

In 2016 I joined the Cigar Sense cigar review team and in 2017 I took on the role of Cigar Editor for Alpha Men Asia.

I regularly host cigar masterclasses for private and corporate groups - please contact me if you would like to organise a session. 

 

Cheers,

Sam