Richard Carleton Hacker is a featured writer on premium wine,
spirits and tobacco for Robb Report (the leading luxury lifestyle
magazine in America), Playboy Magazine (no description necessary!),
Ritz-Carlton Magazine, Resort Living, Smoke Magazine, and is
a regular columnist for The Quarterly Review of Wine. He writes
about these pleasurable pastimes for other national and international
lifestyle publications as well.
In addition, he has authored 11 books on pipes and cigars that
have been published in the U.S., Great Britain, and Germany.
One of these books, The Ultimate Cigar Book, is credited with
having helped start the American cigar boom and was the first
book to pair whiskies with cigars according to strength and
The internationally acclaimed author is a popular keynote speaker,
has made numerous guest appearances on radio and television,
is a judge for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and
the Critic’s Challenge International Wine Competition,
and has been the subject of countless newspaper and magazine
articles. He has been inducted by the Scotch whisky industry
as a lifetime member of the Keeper of the Quaich, elected to
the Académie Internationale de la Pipe, as well as the
honorary French pipe smoking society of the Confrérie
des Maîtres-Pipiers de Saint-Claude, honored as a member
in the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, and was knighted in Germany.
Thus, Richard Carleton Hacker has become an international spokesman
and ambassador for some of life’s greatest pleasures.
So pour yourself a glass of wine or whisk(e)y, light up a pipe
or cigar (no, wait, you can’t do that near your computer!)
and click on the snifters and flames to find out more about
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