Cigar Advisor Contributor Explores the Influence of Ernest Hemingway on the Cigar Industry

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Cigar Advisor Magazine is a digital publication dedicated to providing cigar enthusiasts with entertaining and informative content about cigars and the cigar lifestyle. Their September 2013 issue features a piece written by Rafael Nodal, President of Boutique Blends Cigars, about how famed author and cigar smoker Ernest Hemingway influenced him personally.

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"Following in the Footsteps of Hemingway" by Rafael Nodal

It wasn’t until I started traveling around the world that I discovered (in a way), that I was following in the footsteps of the legendary writer.

The all-new Cigar Advisor is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers. Cigar Advisor has just published an article from contributor Rafael Nodal, President of Boutique Blends Cigars.

“Coincidence or fate?” That is the question Rafael Nodal raises in his article, “Following the Footsteps of Ernest Hemingway from Key West to Africa.” Nodal, founder of Boutique Brands cigars, has traveled all over the world. Though he was a big fan of the author, Nodal writes, “...without any conscious planning, I have pretty much followed the steps of Ernest Hemingway.” Not surprisingly, many of the places Nodal discovered during his travels were the bars Hemingway frequented.

“The first time I heard of Ernest Hemingway I was in high school. I was assigned to read The Old Man and the Sea,” writes Rafael. “I immediately identified with the fisherman in the book, as I, too, struggled for days on the waters of the Gulf on my way to freedom from Havana to Miami. Although I enjoyed the book immensely, I did not know much about the author. It wasn’t until I started traveling around the world that I discovered (in a way), that I was following in the footsteps of the legendary writer.”

Cigar Advisor readers are invited to take a figurative trip around the world with Nodal, as he follows the footsteps of one of America's greatest and most significant authors in the latest issue of the magazine.

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