FrontRunners: Smoke Kin

  • Photo by Eduardo Garcia
    Brun del Ré Premium. Photo by Eduardo Garcia

    Carlo Corazzo’s ancestors, from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, began trading in Cuban cigars some 200 years ago. In tribute to his predecessors, Corazzo christened his Costa Rican cigar shop’s in-house brand after the former family name: Brun del Ré. In May, the 10-year-old Mundo de los Puros store and cigar lounge released the Brun del Ré Premium (www.brundelrecigars.com), a delicate, smooth smoke that comprises an Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper, Nicaraguan filler, and Indonesian binder. The Premium, one of four cigars in the Brun del Ré line, retails for about $11 per stick and is available in Churchill, torpedo, robusto, and corona sizes.

    From Around the Web...
    We offer up six refreshingly different margarita recipes to help you celebrate the day…
    Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel, 18-Liter Bottle
    Wine collectors can bolster their Zinfandel holdings at the annual auction that begins this week…
    Highland Park Ice Edition ($300)
    This first in a series pays tribute to Scotland’s Norse heritage…
    Seductive red wines sure to sweep your sweetheart of her (or his) feet…
    Produced in a near perfect vintage, Ovid’s latest release of Hexameter, its poetic red blend, makes...
    Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International
    These are the perfect Valentine's Day cocktails to share with your special someone…
    Discover how pét-nats can add sparkle to your Valentine’s toast this year…
    This might be the finest Madeira-finished Scotch ever…
    These Champagnes are sure to make the heart grow fonder...
    Discover the secret and secluded side of Vegas this Valentine’s Day…