How do you picture an avid Cuban cigar smoker?


Do you relate to this avid Cuban cigar smoker? We interviewed Alex Iapichino and talked about vintage cigars, how to buy them, how to store them. He has a technical view of cigar tastings, especially vertical tastings, and was also serious about fora and association life. In addition, Alex shares his views on the future of the Cuban cigar market.

Alex Iapichino is General Counsel and Group Company Secretary of Naked Wines plc, the leading direct to consumer online wine retailer, with operations in UK, USA and Australia. Alex joined Naked Wines in June 2017 after having held senior in-house roles with a sovereign wealth fund and a private equity and advisory business. Alex also worked as in-house counsel at Bunzl plc, a FTSE 100 distribution and logistics conglomerate, advising on all aspects of law. Prior to that Alex practiced law for over 10 years at the London office of Simmons & Simmons, where he specialised as a corporate lawyer. Alex lives in London and is passionate about Cuban cigars and an avid smoker.

Podcast episode 23, “How do you picture an avid Cuban cigar smoker?”

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