On one hand smoking a cigar in company is said to revive the conversation and to deepen the discussion; on the other hand a cigar allows you to enjoy the solitude as well. When fogged into the cloud of smoke the cigar smoker extents upon his thoughts and starts to daydream. Nicotine has been shown to promote blood circulation in the brain: cigars have always been perceived by poets, musicians and thinkers as conducive to their work.
Otto Garber of the correspondent tobacco store in the center of the spa town of Merano is a great friend and cigar connoisseur. Since the beginning of the 1990s he sells cigars from all countries, not only throughout Italy, but even beyond its borders; known for its extensive and high quality selection.
In his "walk-Humido" Garber has 900 different types of cigars on offer. They differ in origin and size. Stored at a humidity of 70%, Gaber possesses cigars of all sizes from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Honduras.
A small selection is available at the Flower bar, at the Hotel Sparerhof in Vilpian. Regularly we are guided by Otto Garber, and carry out a range of exquisite coveted tobacco products: for lovers, connoisseurs and those who would like to become.
Curiosities about the cigar:
- "Strangers in the Night" was composed by Frank Sinatra, while he was enjoying the company of Avo Uvezian smoking a cigar.
- Pablo Picasso had a congenital lung weakness and was threatened at the age of one year to suffocate. His grandmother, a cigar lover, blew the smoke into the kid’s mouth. The coughing opened the lungs of Pablo and saved his life.
- Franz Liszt went to the monastery at the age. A papal edict allowed him to smoke his daily cigar.
- The first victim of the cigar smoke was a sailor under the great Christopher Columbus. When he went ashore in Europe and was smoking a cigar, he was immediately arrested and imprisoned for 10 years since it was perceived as demonic, that "smoke came out of every orifice".
- The wood chips for lighting a cigar derive their name from the eponymous character from an opera by the composer Franz Lehár, who was himself a cigar smoker. Fidibus lit on stage a cigar using a piece of wood. Since that day, the matches, who are used for lighting a cigar kept their name: Fidibus.