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Cigar Reviews, Tasting Cigars, Cuban cigars.I am Victoria Radugina, a writer and a cigar publicist and promoter, a taster/critic of cigars, gastronomy and culinary. I am glad to meet in my site all lovers of cigar smoke, great food, and wonderful products  of La Buena Vida, for both mind and senses.

My learning of cigars has been going on for about thirteen years now, during which I have met (and learned from) the most knowledgeable masters and distinguished connoisseurs all over the world. In parallel I have been writing, probably my most favorite genre is essay and short story, although I write articles as well, especially on the themes of cigars and gastronomy. Since years I have been developing my knowledge of gastronomy and cooking, as well as tasting abilities. I am a seasoned connoisseur, having taken part in various tastings. Dictionaries explain: “connoisseur is a person competent to pass critical judgement in an art or matter of taste, a discerning judge of the best”. I don’t feel myself like a judge of the things which I love by my heart and taste receptors, and the people who’s creating abilities and labour made those products outstanding, but I will definitely share my knowledge and appreciation. My naturally subtle perception of taste and smell enables me to derive wonderful emotions from the great things of quality, never taking them for granted.

Taste is my icon. The taste of a fine cigar, a sophisticated Haute cuisine dish, or a rustic hearty dinner in an Italian village. The taste of a journey, the aromas of woodlands, Mediterranean landscapes, tropics and seas. The aftertastes and warm memories of meetings with special people. Journeys to various places, where I have not been before, or have been, and they became the gems in my collection of great emotions. I try to live what I love and appreciate every possibility to savor the special things. Having under my belt a base of cultural academic education and experience in artistic occupations such as music, visual arts and literature, I often combine and compare the pleasure products in my mind, while tasting, with art, music, history, culture, literature, and other things that make a human’s life so much more exciting and substantial than just consuming. Every product, even the finest by itself, reveals its pith better and has a deeper effect on you when you can see a bit more to it than just an expensive and stunningly packed treat. It shares its soul with you and gives you the warmth of the hands of the people who grew and cultivated it, and you give it back your love and appreciation. Join me in this precious exchange! I write in-depth cigar reviews and gastronomy notes, some in English, some in Russian, and share experiences of products and places, hints on cooking, savouring, combining tastes. I write mostly about those cigars which I choose to be worthy of appreciation, analyzing, memorizing, and enjoying again! So, this website is not planned to be a catalogue, and not a list of new releases, but a guide for a Gourmet. 

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ЕРЕНГИ

Обыкновенные культивированные грибы вешенки, что в изобилии лежат в московских продуктовых магазинах, я не особо жалую, на мой взгляд, они имеют какой-то неприятный запах. Но в Германии я познакомилась с особым видом грибов из семьи [...]

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КАЗИНО, 1991

NEW STORY • НОВЫЙ РАССКАЗ С раннего вечера, усевшись на пока пустующий высокий вертящийся стул охранника, он наблюдал через тонированное стекло входа в казино, как к дверям подходят и подъезжают люди, а точнее, девушки. И, [...]

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Ачма / Achma – Georgian and Abkhazian treat

Ачма Одно из моих юношеских воспоминаний о Москве - это поедание на старом Арбате, в кафетерии "Воды Лагидзе" (существует ли оно сейчас?) этого довольно экзотического, не виданного ни в одной заграничной стороне, лакомства. Ачма. Совсем [...]

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Partagás “Añejados” Coronas Gordas (in Russian)

Partagás Añejados Coronas Gordas Приветствуем очередной выход новой витолы в серии Añejados. Мне особенно интересно попробовать эту кубинскую новинку, потому что в списке глобальных брэндов Habanos Partagás - один из моих самых любимых. Что же [...]

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LA GLORIA CUBANA La Casa de Habano 25th Aniversario (in Russian)

LA GLORIA CUBANA La Casa de Habano 25th Aniversario Pirámides La Gloria Cubana La Casa de Habano 25th Aniversario В 2015 году в Гаване были выпущены 2 особые сигары, посвященные 25-летию сети La Casa [...]

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Montecristo Churchill AÑEJADOS

Montecristo Churchill Añejados    Announced last year, and presented at the Habanos Festival XVII, Añejados add the cigar list of most demanding, refined smokers. These cigars have been aged in their box for 5 to [...]


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“Anglo-Zionist Empire at war with Russia”              THE SAKER      

Film of Mark Bartalmai about the genocidal war in Ukraine unleashed by Kiev with support of Washington.    

 

RUSSIA TODAY - LEARN THE TRUTH!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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