Patrick Lagreid and I are en route to Nicaragua for Puro Sabor, the Nicaraguan cigar festival.

Things kick off today in Granada, which is located on the banks of Lake Nicaragua. It’s a popular city for tourists, though not known for its cigar culture with one exception: it’s the home of Mombacho Cigars S.A. and its Casa Favilli factory.

Tomorrow is a day planned of outdoors activity before a big party in the evening. On Wednesday we’ll head to Estelí, home of Nicaragua’s cigar industry where we’ll visit factories and farms.

We’ve covered Puro Sabor many times before, but we have some minor changes for this year’s coverage. We’ll still be providing daily updates, with internet permitting, it’ll be with a few more videos.

Click below for last year’s coverage:

If you are (going to be) in Nicaragua, please say hello. If you aren’t, but there’s something you want to see, let us know below.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.