Drinking wine and smoking cigars are similar aesthetics, marrying a combination of sensations; the bouquet of the wine, the room aroma of the cigar, the feel of a dry wine or a rich smoke in your mouth and the complex flavors as they play on your palate. Combine these with the camaraderie that goes along with their enjoyment and you understand the foundation for The Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail™. Be sure to check out our new brochure, our member pairings and our member map. Plan a trip along the trail soon!
And now, Craft Beer and Cigar Pairings
Over the last 6 years we have established relationships with some of the best promoters in the Commonwealth, not to mention the quality wineries, breweries and distilleries that are recognizing the subtlety of cigar pairings with their beverages.
Do you know what cigar goes with a Belgian Whit Beer, an Irish Amber or a Stout?
Do you know what to pair with a Virginia Traminette or a Patagonian Malbec?
We do. And we can show you how and why it works.
A cigar blended for flavor, not strength, can have the intricacy of an artfully crafted wine or crafted beverage. Many of the flavors are described similarly:
Cigars with mild to medium strength and complex, medium to bold flavors create the opportunity for the wine and cigar synergy. Panacea Cigars has been the right cigar to accomplish this and these pairings are the result.