Cigar Book Giveaway: The Cigar – Moments of Pleasure

The Cigar - Moments of Pleasure

I recently had the joy of receiving a beautiful coffee book for free entitled The Cigar – Moments of Pleasure, by Morten Ehrhorn & Justin Hummerston (official book page). It’s a hardbound book, 312 pages, pretty heavy—and absolutely brimming with information about cigars and gorgeous color photographs.

I’ve read a number of coffee table books about cigars over the years. Some of them are amazing; many more are ambitious, but fall short of achieving their aims.

This one is by far one of the best I have read! The Cigar – Moments of Pleasure covers everything you could hope to learn about cigars—their history, how and where they are made, all about cigar leaves, and even how cigars stimulate our brains. There is research in this book I simply haven’t seen anywhere else. And the photographs and the layouts are absolutely stunning!

The Cigar - Moments of Pleasure

Like a good cigar itself, this is a book you want to spend time with, leisurely turning through the pages, enjoying the experience moment by moment. In fact, there is no better way to do it than while smoking your favorite stogie.

The Cigar - Moments of Pleasure

It is a pricey book, but very reasonable in light of what you are getting—hundreds of pages of color photographs and a goldmine of information; right now on Amazon it is going for $59. It’s well worth the cost; it’s a great book for newbies who are just starting to learn about cigars as well as veteran smokers who want to add to their already-comprehensive knowledge. Anyone can learn something from this book, or just lose themselves in the photos.

And now … onto the giveaway!

I’m excited to announce that, courtesy of Ehrhorn Hummerston, we have three of these books to give away! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment! The winners will be randomly selected on April 7th (next Thursday). Thanks for participating, and I hope you love this book as much as I do!

285 Comments on “Cigar Book Giveaway: The Cigar – Moments of Pleasure”

  1. Harwood Rowland says:

    Looks like an incredible piece!

  2. thanks for running another great contest!

  3. Looks great!

  4. That’s amazing! It would be great to have this book on my coffee table! ;)

  5. That’s the kind of book with a great pages smell! :D

  6. This looks like a great read!

  7. Jason Gross says:

    I would love to have this book. Im fascinated by cigars.

  8. Terence Ronson says:

    I’ve been enjoying cigars for over 40 years, but I will never be too old to learn more and enjoy more the pleasure that cigar smoking can bring. This looks like the perfect accompaniment to my daily smoke as I unwind from life’s chores. I would cherish this and share with my cigar buddies.

  9. Perfect read with a wonderful stogie.

  10. Looks like a great book!

  11. I recently saw a copy at a handsome shop in Beverly Hills and lost a good hour to its pages. A superb addition to any collection and among the best books in the genre. Bravo!

  12. Looks awesome, would be a nice addendum to the book shelf.

  13. The perfect piece to complete any smoking lounge or man cave. Looks amazing!

  14. Marshall says:

    Nice looking and informative book…would look great on my coffee table.

  15. Looks like a good read!

  16. Would love to have that book!

  17. I’d love to have this book on my coffee table! Look great. Thanks!

  18. Raymond L Williams Jr says:

    I would love to have this book. I’m fascinated by cigars.

  19. I need this!

  20. Michael Baxter says:

    Looks like an incredible book. Would love to have that on my coffee table!

  21. Joyce Oshanick says:

    Win or not, I will add this book to my collection and buy a copy to give away at our annual cigar event. Knowledge and the gift of sharing that knowledge with others is priceless.

  22. Looks like a great book. Winning it would be awesome. That would give me $60 to spend on cigars, instead of a book about cigars. I could read the book about cigars while smoking cigars. Cigars. That is all.

  23. Looks like a great book.

  24. I need that book for my collection!!

  25. Paul patton says:

    Would make a very informative read I’m sure.

  26. Looks like a wonderful book! I hope I win!


  27. What a lovely and generous gift!

  28. This looks like a terrific book! I’d love to be able to have it out on my coffee table for myself and guests to look at and read through.

  29. Would love to have it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Thanks for notifying me about this contest. I would love to have that book in my man Cave next to my collection for everyone to read.

  31. I’m interested in reading the part about how cigars stimulate the brain. I assume it addresses not just the sensory aspects of taste and aroma, but also has information on organic chemicals in the smoke and their affect(s).

  32. Looks amazing. Can’t wait to read it.

  33. David Chen says:

    Nice book. Would look great on my coffee table.

  34. Brian Johnson says:

    Looks like a great read and good have for the cigar fan!!

  35. This book would replace my wife’s book on needlepoint that is currently on our coffee table. Have mercy and pick me.

  36. The only trouble having a book like this is that it would introduce me to even more cigars that I’d have to seek out and try … life’s tough!

  37. Looks like an awesome book!

  38. I’m looking for an informative cigar book….hope you pull my name!

  39. lary lzeno says:

    I would love to have one of these books for my collection.

  40. Looks like it could provide a great education on cigars.

  41. Alex Martinez says:

    I’ve heard the book is great!

  42. Nick Orford says:

    This book will look great beside my humidor. Thanks for the contest.

  43. What a great looking and informative book. It would look wonderful in my living room on the coffee table.

  44. Mario Fulco says:

    That’s a beautiful masterpiece. I would be honored to have that, Great read and also a great conversation piece.

  45. Would go well with my coffee and a fat stogie.

  46. Looks great, I want it!

  47. William Behrens says:

    That book looks awesome. I’ve been looking for a comprehensive book on cigars and this is perfect. Great Offering!

  48. john holly says:

    Moments of pleasure may be the combination of a good cigar, a good beverage and a book to stimulate the mind. A combination that this book can genuinely contribute to. Thanks for the opportunity to comment.

  49. I love books and cigars!

  50. Tom Paine says:

    This looks like a must have!!!

  51. This looks like a great book! I would be a great addition to a novice like me. Fingers crossed to be a winner.

  52. Chuck L. says:

    Would love a chance to look through it!

  53. The cigar book of cigar books!

  54. Book would be perfect on my coffee table next to one of my humidors.

  55. What a wonderful source of knowledge for all aficionados!

  56. Robert Gryebet says:

    I need that book!

  57. Joseph L says:

    I use Cigar Inspector because of the fair and balanced reviews!

  58. William Easen says:

    Looks an amazing read!

  59. Many thanks for the opportunity!

  60. Looks like a nice book to have. Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. That would look good on my coffee table.

  62. Would be a great edition to any cigar book collection

  63. Dino Dunch says:

    It would look better than the old stack of CA on my coffee table now.

  64. Gary Patterson says:

    I would absolutely love this book! It may even get me to buy that new coffee table the wife keeps asking about? Hahahaha

  65. Looks like a well written and researched book. I would be a proud owner of such a beautiful book.

  66. Looks like a great read

  67. JoshKall says:

    Looks very entertaining!

  68. Excited to get my hands on a copy of this! Looks very interesting

  69. Looks like a great book, both to read and look at! Thanks for another great contest.

  70. Sounds like a great read…full of info!

  71. Beautiful book.

  72. Incredible book and giveaway. Been smoking for 15 years + and have really learned a great deal, especially what brands (Cuban, of course, Monte #2 in particular), and don’t like (strong). Keep up the great work! This book would just educate me even more.

  73. David Farag says:

    Looks like an excellent book! Would love to add this to my collection! Thank you.

  74. Victor Caban says:

    Would be a great read for a newbie like me!

  75. Mike Schiappacasse says:

    When you know better, you smoke better!
    Looks beautiful. Would love it!
    Happy Smokes !!!

  76. Henry Sisk says:

    I’ve read The Complete IDIOTS guide to Cigars by Tad Gage, The Cigar Lover’s Compendium by Lawrence Dorfman, The Ultimate Cigar Book by Richard Hacker and read every issue of Cigar Aficionado from cover to cover; many twice. Winning a copy of ‘The Cigar – Moments of Pleasure’ would be just that and more…a long and lasting moment of pleasure. I’m fascinated with cigar history, the great multi-generational family legacies, the upstarts like Willy Herrera,the agriculture/growing, the harvesting, the art and science of maturation, curing and rolling. This particular book will be read and re-read I’m sure. And it will be prominently displayed as my coffee table centerpiece surrounded by Wine Spectator and Travel & Leisure.
    Thanks for this opportunity,

  77. That would make me enjoy reading!.

  78. I would love to have this beautiful book, whether I am selected or not, I will be adding it to my library.

  79. A great book to read while having a great cigar!

  80. Love to read, love to smoke!

  81. Robert Lewis says:

    Looks like a great deal to me

  82. Tomi Inkeroinen says:

    Looks like book to me!

  83. Guillaume says:

    I can’t wait to see how my brain will be stimulated by the reading of this research about cigar brain stimulation!

  84. Would love to have it to increase my knowledge and love of cigars.

  85. Jim Beckner says:

    The price from Amazon sounds pretty reasonable for a well done table book. I love studying about cigars. The history, the origins of the growers, blenders and makers all areenthralling.
    Gee, being an old geezer on a fixed income, goads me into hoping for this prize.
    Thanks for sharing!

  86. I want it!

  87. Stuart Hackett says:

    I just love to read and ever since I started smoking cigars I have been looking online and in the book stores for information. this book looks like it is a gold mine and I cant wait to get it..

  88. Now I need to go out and buy a coffee table.

  89. Tim McCabe says:

    Welcome back Cigar Inspector :) Looks like there’s a few books coming out about cigars as of late and this one looks be the one to get ahold of. Thanks for another great contest and good luck everyone.

  90. David Del Sesto says:

    Been a fan of cigars for 60 years. Looking forward to winning one of these copies for my coffee table…lol

  91. Dave Sawdy says:

    Looks like a great book on cigars. I would love to have this on my coffee table!

  92. Thanks for the review, lots of lack luster cigar books out there.

  93. Danny Sanders says:

    Great book…..this will replace all the Cigar Aficionados piling up on current coffee table.

  94. This looks like a necessary add to my collection of cigar literature, great giveaway idea!

  95. Long time cigar lover but I must admit I have limited knowledge of cigars. This would be a wonderful addition.

  96. can I get the book in my nears eason store in bangor county down thank you

  97. HabanosDelray says:

    Love to have this beautiful book on my coffee table!

  98. Thaddeus Dziedzic says:

    Looks like an interesting book with some great pics too.

  99. Al Myles says:

    I have been smoking cigars for about 20 years now and I would really like to have this book for reference

  100. Alan Wharton says:

    Great info and another great competition!

  101. Tim Rucker says:

    I can always learn more about Cigars. I would love to have this book.

  102. William W. says:

    I really enjoy enhancing my knowledge of cigars. A cigar smoker for over 40+ years, I have seen the devotion to quality cigars increase over time, and still “affordable” to live the good life. Thanks for the post.

  103. Jason Schepers says:

    Too bad it’s not a pop-up book in which, when you turn to certain predetermined pages, a nice hand-rolled cigar pops up.

  104. Looks like a great read!

  105. Alistair Jardine says:

    That book looks absolutely fantastic!

  106. Thanks again CI for another awesome giveaway. This one looks pretty sweet

  107. Robert Venier says:

    This book would pair well with a Single Malt and Montecristo No. 2 while sitting at my bar.

  108. I would love this book! Boy, it would sure be nice to be a winner!

  109. smoking cow says:

    me want book! Thank CI.

  110. Would love an awesome cigar book to add to the cigar room!

  111. Looks good, wouldn’t mind picking this up (even if I didn’t win).

  112. Looks like a good read.

  113. Exactly the kind of book a beginner like I am needs.

  114. Looks beautiful. Love books. Hope it doesn’t drool over the Castro’s.
    Signed American cigar enthusiast.

  115. Looks like an awesome read!

  116. Looks like a great book to have. I’ve only been smoking cigars for a couple months so hopefully I can learn something from it. There’s so much I’ve learned already but so much stuff I have yet to learn and want to.

  117. I like it alot

  118. A nice conversation piece for my smoking den

  119. A book like this will go well alongside the golf books and art books I lay out now. A wonderful giveaway. Fingers crossed.

  120. Neat book. Thanks for this great site and giveaways.

  121. I had thought about ordering my own, I guess I’ll wait now.

  122. CeltMick1984 says:

    Looks great! Thanks for highlighting this release!

  123. Michael McSpadden says:

    I’d love to won this. What a great way to kill a weekend. Favorite cigars, favorite beverage, and spend hours enjoying this book. Sign me up.

  124. Lee Wilson says:

    Our little Cigar Club in Florida is going to Cuba in Oct and this sound like something we should have before then.

    Put me in the Hat Drawing Please (smile).

    Here’s to Blue Smoke!

  125. Jenniferw says:

    Wow, looks like an awesome book! Hope you pick me!

  126. That book, a single malt, and a good cigar on my deck sounds awesome!

  127. I’d love to read this book. and thanks for running another contest.. keep bringing out the good stuff!

  128. Keep on rolling and smoking. Salud!

  129. Good looking book.

  130. Looks like a great read and would be a wonderful addition to my cigar lounge/ pool house.

  131. William B says:

    Looks to be an amazing read. Hope to win one and buy a couple more for my smokin budies!!!!!!!

  132. Looks very nice, something that you would like to hold in your hands. Would love to have on my table

  133. joe Roszhar says:

    This book looks amazing

  134. Looks like a beautiful addition to my coffee table! Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. Thanks for another contest.
    That book would look perfect on the table in my man cave!

  136. Can’t wait to read it

  137. Would gladly add it to my cigar book collection!

  138. That is a beautiful book

  139. Chris Wallendorf says:

    Beautiful photos.

  140. Joshua S says:

    Thanks for the contest, guys!

    Looks like a tasty read!

  141. I have a coffee table…

  142. A great gift to yourself or a friend. I’d enjoy reading this with a good cigar and a whiskey.

  143. Derek Burrows says:

    Simply put…I am brand new to cigars and have a great affection for cigars and this book will help me along with my journey.

  144. Bob Burke says:

    Prefect addition to my man cave!

  145. looks like an interesting read. Will check it up on amazon.

  146. Artie Press says:

    There is only one thing that I like almost as much as smoking a fine cigar……….it is reading about fine cigars!!!!

  147. Would love to have copy of this book very nice.

  148. Howie Salter says:

    My favourite cigar book is ” cigar cool ” by Jonathan futrell if your books better than this then I’ll be impressed.

  149. The book is art. I can only imagine how rich the content is.

  150. Demetrius Kalogiorgis says:

    Great gifted. Sure an excellent guide for beginners..

  151. Lawrence says:

    I’ll take 2!!! hahahah thanks!!!

  152. neil mcdonald says:

    The book looks great. I’d love to own a copy.

  153. Howie Salter says:


  154. A great way to spend a lazy afternoon a good book and a great cigar

  155. Sounds like an interesting book.

  156. Looks great!

  157. Bill Marshall says:

    My wife and I love reading and sitting on the porch with a couple of good cigars and some bourbon. Live is good at 65.

  158. Thats a nice book to have in the man cave

  159. Smoketabulous! A must have for Cigar lovers.

  160. Awesome.

  161. Fantastic looking, would love to give it a read through.

  162. jimmy coyote says:

    looks like a book I will have to read. which in turn, I will have to buy more Cigars. then another humidor..

  163. I would love to own this book!

  164. Donald Santos says:

    I would love to learn more about my passion for cigars

  165. jimmy coyote says:

    since I never win anything. I just went to Amazon to get this book. and as my luck has it. it is NO longer available

  166. Kevin Clingaman says:

    I agree, I have not found a really good cigar book in all of my searches. I look forward to reading this one.

  167. Nice offering…

  168. Robert Allenbaugh says:

    Looks like a great book! Can’t wait to read it!

  169. Paul Wishnafski says:

    Unfortunately, I did not start exploring the joys of smoking a good cigar until my 60’s. All those wasted years of my youth. I intend to check this book out as I am sure that there is a lot this old dog doesn’t know about cigars!

  170. Seems like a great read. Would look forward to reading it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  171. Looks like a great read. Thanks for another great contest!!!

  172. In it to win it!!

  173. paul roggy says:

    I look forward to reading this wonderful book whilst enjoying one of my fine stogies and a dram of bourbon.

  174. Looks great

  175. This would be awesome to win to add to te coffee table collection!

  176. Thank you, Ehrhorn Hummerston, for this opportunity!

  177. Richard Provencher says:

    This is a really nice offer. Thank you.

  178. I would love to add this to my coffee table

  179. Vincengt says:

    Fantastic book, needs to be displayed on my night table

  180. Gus Mancilla says:

    I friend of mine gave me a on my birthday the history of the Cuban Cigar since then I have been collecting most book about the topic. Most of them are repetitive tough and not a lot of information but still nice if you are building a book collection.

  181. Great looking book, would look ever better on my coffee table beside the humidor.

  182. Ken Fellenstein says:

    Looks like a great read!!

  183. Looks like a really neat book.

  184. John Moore says:

    What greet looking book!

  185. Joel Livingston says:

    Love it! Mine, mine, mine!

  186. looks ah-mahzing

  187. Swede214 says:

    WOW! What a great gift! Thanks for the contest.

  188. A good book, like a good cigar, is indeed pleasure. Thank you for highlighting this book. Looks great.

  189. I am both a book lover and a cigar lover. This is one contest I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  190. Brad Johnson says:

    Thank you for all you do and keep up the great work!

  191. Love your site, your reviews, articles & your giveaways. Hope to win that very interesting book.

  192. Thank you for this great book. A better world needs more cigar smoking guys !

  193. Mike Rothwell says:

    Wow,what an awesome looking book! I’ve been enjoying cigars now for over 25 years and I never tire of trying new cigars and learning more about them. It looks like a wonderful resource for enriching the cigar experience.

  194. Jim Fain says:

    Would be an honor to win this beautiful book.

  195. Eric Lewis says:

    Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks.

  196. Neal Timmers says:

    Looks like an interesting book. I would love to have my name in the running for a copy. Thanks

  197. My coffee table is looking a little empty…

  198. paul1954 says:

    dude, I need that book!

  199. simon (binh pho) says:

    I have not seen any book or article about the cigar can stimulate our brain, anxious to read about it… cheers

  200. Wow. Looks like a great read!!

  201. Joshua Lawton says:

    This would make a great addition to the man cave!

  202. This would be an an awesome addition to my cigar collection.

  203. Alon Ostro says:

    Great newsletter and blog!!!

  204. It would be nice to win this book. I don’t have a coffee table. I don’t have a table. I don’t have any coffee.

    I do have some fine cigars. Davidoff, El Rey Del Mundo, Padron 1964/26..

    Smoke On!

  205. Looks like a must have cigar book to me.

  206. ludo Peeters says:

    the book i was looking for!!

  207. Mark Castle says:

    I hope I don’t leave too much ash between these beautiful pages…

  208. would love to read this in Asia

  209. I want it

  210. Lookin forward to receiving my winning copy

  211. Looks great!

  212. Looks like a great book.

  213. Robert Bise says:

    This looks like a great read!

  214. Fantastic looking book!

  215. Sounds like an excellent resource. Always looking for information and suggestions. Thanks for doing this.

  216. Francisco says:

    I look forward to reading the Cigar book. I have read Andrew Lucks book several times and its a great conversation starter.

  217. Certainly something I need and I will absolutely buy one – but since my birthday is on April the 10th… (hint hint.. ;-) )

  218. Bill Humphreys says:

    Nice looking book. Thanks for the contest!

  219. A-ficionado says:

    Looks great!

  220. Ed Amorosi says:

    Looking forward to reading it!

  221. Gotta have it!!!!!!

  222. Peepers feast! Another layer to the enjoyment of cigars.

  223. Nice! Would look great in my office.

  224. Steven Falconer says:

    What a great opportunity. Love these contests

  225. It looks beautiful!

  226. Great contest. Would love to have one.

  227. Leigh Max says:

    Perfect read while smoking a cigar!

  228. This book will be a perfect complement to some fine stogies from around the world! It’ll add the spark to my decaf coffee table!

  229. This is the best Cigar book ever produced – the reviews are outstanding.

  230. I’ve been smoking cigars for over 20 years and the one thing I’ve learned is that there is always something new to learn!

  231. I have enjoyed reading my (now outdated) copy of the International Connoisseurs Guide to Cigars by Jane Resnick,1996 Edition.

  232. Looks like a great book, would really like one

  233. Malcolm McCurry says:

    I’m hoping to add this to my book collection whether I win or not. :)

  234. Matt Ross says:

    Wow – awesome book!

  235. motionsick says:

    This book looks really cool

  236. Bill Mauroni says:

    Looks like an awesome book, would love to own it!

  237. Frank P. says:

    Great looking book! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  238. Cigardog says:

    I would like to inspect this book. Then maybe I could become a CIGAR INSPECTOR!!

  239. I like it a lot.

  240. Nice book, cross my fingers.

  241. Lloyd I. Ladrillono says:

    That would be nice on my coffee table.

  242. Wilson Tenjo says:

    Yeah I need this book!

  243. Pretty neat!

  244. Def. want this! Thanks for the opportunity

  245. Moving into my fourth month on my cigar journey. I’m completely loving it. Thank you for the opportunity!

  246. Scott Wilson says:

    Thanks for the contest! What a nice book!

  247. Awesome contest

  248. Texican8 says:

    Sounds like a really cool book!

  249. I like picture books

  250. TriMarkC says:

    What a great looking book! I can see having this out when my herfing buddies come over, or even as a fantastic Christmas or birthday gift for a VERY goos cigar-smoking buddy!

  251. I look forward to adding this one to my collection.

  252. Nice! i love coffee table editions and this one looks awesome!

  253. Robert H says:

    Wow. Looks like a cool publication.
    Count me in!

  254. Looks like a great coffee table book on cigars! Would love to get my hands on it.

  255. Wade Koontz says:

    Very cool. I would like to check it out.

  256. Aldo Ray says:

    I’m fairly new to cigars one of these could surely help me out.

  257. Looks like a great educational resource for a relative newbie to cigars like me!

  258. That book looks really well produced and comprehensive…It’d be great to sift through while enjoying a great cigar.

  259. JMPN Dad says:

    Thanks for having the contest.

  260. jose araujo says:

    Sounds like an incredible book!

  261. Ken Stovall says:

    Nice addition to any collection.
    Thanks for the opportunity to acquire it.

  262. Looks like a fantastic read!

  263. I will be a great read..

  264. Michael Andolini says:

    Looks stunning, the photos look great too (& I rarely write ´great´ about photos these days) upon the book´s offi web / would love to win it as I am not on Ama, so hope I am 8th/9th/?th time lucky in the contest on here.

    THX for the chance

  265. Michael ANDOLINI says:

    Looks stunning, the photos look great (& I rarely use the term ´great´ regarding photos nowadays).

    Hope to be 8th/9th/,th time lucky in the contest on here as I am not on Ama

    THX for the chance

  266. Michael Villani says:

    Looks nice!

  267. michael andolini says:

    GUTTED not to be allowed to participate … even being a subscriber … for WHATEVER reason there is …

    VEry very nice book nevertheless, good photos too (& I rarely regard photo as ´good´ nowadays), would love to get one as I am not on Ama …

  268. scott samson says:

    I want one and my friends will too.

  269. It would be a great book to add to the man cave coffee table!

  270. This book looks great! Going to have to suggest it to the wife as a birthday gift ;)

  271. Great!!,looks like an excellent book

  272. Jeff Raben says:

    Looks like a great book

  273. This is why Cigar Inspector is my go to site.

  274. Stephen Cue says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  275. Angel Guzman says:

    This will be something good to read.

  276. Perietta Migranté says:

    this is a cigar book that i really need since I don’t have 1. thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  277. a welcome addition to any library

  278. Im so thrilled to have found your site!
    I’ve only started cigar smoking for a month and keep coming back to your site for reviews and whats good to buy!
    To me it feels like you review it for what a cigar actually is, unlike some people i’ve met in person who will only recommend me for the brand or the profit they will reap…and lastly, have to say your site serves me better than cigar aficionado !! thanks for the chance to win the book!

  279. I really want to have one, good for both leisure and working time. Hope I’m one of the lucky person.

  280. Derek Carpenter says:

    This would make a great addition to my man cave!

  281. Al Hershner says:

    This looks wonderful. Thanks for the review. If one doesn’t arrive courtesy of you, I’ll have to visit Amazon. Best regards.

  282. Greg Fritz says:

    Learning a lot about cigars this book will add to my growing knowledge Thank you for the chance win

  283. This would make for a great addition to my apartment.

  284. Bob Langmaid says:

    I would be proud to display this in my living room!!

  285. I would like to have this!

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