Malenotti Michele

Matchless London

The Cigar World, Cosima Aichholzer

When did it all begin? At what age did you start smoking?
The cigar passion started at 30 years old.

What was your first cigar?

How would you describe the pleasure of smoking cigars?
It's one special moment where you can relax and think about your life.

Which are your favorite cigars?
H. Upmann, Daniel Marshall Red Label.

How many cigars do you smoke?
I smoke more in the summer, as I like to smoke in the afternoon.

I also like to smoke in Los Angeles. In any case, no more than 3 times a week.

At what time of the day do you enjoy your cigars the most?
6 pm, before dinner, and 10 pm, after dinner.

Which is your favorite cigar for special events?
Montecristo 2.

How do you light your cigars? Do you have a special lighter?
I like matches because they make smoking a bit wilder.

Your favorite Cigar Lounges/Hotel worldwid?
The Lanesborough Hotel in London.

Your favorite Cigar Members Club worldwide?
The Grand Havana in Los Angeles.

Your favorite five Cigar Shops worldwide?
Munich: Max Zechbauer
Los Angeles: Nazareths
New York: Nat Sherman
London: Davidoff of London
Paris: A La Civette
Hong Kong: Pacific Cigar Lounges and Cohiba Atmosphere

With which personalities would you like to smoke a cigar?
A real friend!!!

Where do you keep your cigars?
In an old leather case, but sometimes I like to use a carbon case.

You enjoy your cigars with a glass of … ?
Italian red wine.

How would you describe your passion for smoking to a non-smoker?
I'm not addicted and a great cigar can be an inspiring moment.

Who has to be featured in a cigar book? Which unique cigar personality worldwide?
Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Cigars and women?
Great story!