Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Memories of My Cigars days

Memories of My Cigars days...

Dominique Noël - Sommelier at CHE Restaurant, Cocktail Bar & Lounge
back in the late 1990s - London, UK (Courtesy of Cigar World Magazine)

I retrieved an old copy of Cigar World Magazine from 2001, with an article about London's Sommeliers and "what to drink with your cigar?" back from our London years at CHE Restaurant, Cocktail Bar & Cigar Lounge on St. James street (used to be on the ground floor and first floor of the Economist Building)

Cigar World Magazine cover 2001

A time when I remember smoking quite a few cigars every week... with the team: John DaveyFossard EricTim McLaughlin-GreenLudovic PeyrardStephane Gilet, and even Mark Pratt during the break in the afternoon at the bar of the small hotel/club next door.. (St. James ?).. 

CHE Restaurant, Cocktail Bar & Cigar Lounge Team (small part of it in fact)

And of course I also remember smoking with Georges Dos SantosYves SaubouaChristophe Brunet, during memorable dinners and parties... even with Christophe VuilleminStephane BuliardJorge Calisto, and a few others (and some already mentioned above) during our time at Monte's Club.. 😁 ... 

Cigar World Magazine 2001 - Article

Cigar World Magazine 2001 - Article

Cigar World Magazine 2001 - Article

It was great times

#CHE #ourlondonyears #greatmemories #greatpeople #cigars

Santé, Cheers, and stay tuned for more posts coming soon....

LeDomduVin a.k.a Dominique Noël

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thank you to all my readers...


Fairly recently, I was already astonished to reach the milestone of 1,200 page views within 7 days, which was huge for a small blogger like me and I thanked you for it. 

Today, I was just checking something on my blog and was stopped immediately by looking at the number of page views.... at first, I refreshed the page to see if it was not a mistake... no, it was not.... 
I was speechless.... I could not believe the amount of page views within the last 7 days: 

17,517 (and climbing...)

WOW!?! It may appear rather small for the renown bloggers out there, yet for a small blogger like me only writing sporadically... THAT'S AMAZING!?!  And the only thing I can say is


You are the inspiration and motivation behind my writings.  

Santé, Cheers, Thank you again and stay tuned for more posts in the near future. 

LeDomduVin a.k.a Dominique Noël