Cigars (Hardcover)

Revised and Updated

By Vahe Gerard, Matthieu Prier (Photographs by)

Flammarion, 9782080300966, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/17/2002)

List Price: 29.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


The first book in this two-volume boxed set details the history and traditions of the cigar, from tobacco harvesting to the significance of the cigar ring and how to detect a counterfeit cigar, followed by a practical buyer’s guide listing shops, clubs, websites, and useful addresses. The second book takes the reader on a tasting tour of one hundred individual cigars, exploring the sensual elements that make a truly superb cigar. Each cigar is presented in a concise table, graded on a scale of ten based on criteria such as flavor, aroma, and combustion quality, and accompanied by a lifesize photograph of the featured cigar.

About the Author

Vahé Gérard is a renowned cigar expert. His boutique Gérard et Fils in Geneva is celebrated the world over for offering the finest cigars.