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August 2008

The CRA Freedom Tour—Day Three

Posted: Aug 22, 2008 2:33pm ET

Chicago: It’s one of my favorite places in the entire world. Now that we no longer can do a Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke, I don’t travel here very often, so I was happy to get back to the Windy City.

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The CRA Freedom Tour - Day Two

Posted: Aug 21, 2008 2:50pm ET

Wednesday morning in New York City’s LaGuardia Airport had the elements of a mini Big Smoke, minus the cigars. Sitting in a lounge, waiting on a delayed flight to Milwaukee were Jorge Padrón, Jonathan Drew, Litto Gomez, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Robert Levin, Peter Banninger, Charlie Toraño and Eric Newman, along with myself.

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The CRA Tour - Getting Started

Posted: Aug 20, 2008 3:46pm ET

Last night I joined about 300 people who lit up smokes in the name of fighting for their right to enjoy a fine cigar. We stood atop the Hudson Terrace rooftop lounge on the West Side of Manhattan, getting the Cigar Rights of America Freedom Tour started in style.

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Some Musings From Manolo

Posted: Aug 19, 2008 11:45am ET

Yesterday Manuel Quesada , known to all in the cigar industry as Manolo, came by the office with his daughter Raquel. They’re in town from Santiago, Dominican Republic, for tonight’s opening gala of the Cigar Rights of America Freedom Tour.

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Going on Tour

Posted: Aug 8, 2008 11:44am ET

Back in my college days I was the lead singer in a rock band. My hair was a lot longer, I was a lot thinner, and I certainly was a lot braver because I howled my brains out in front of packed houses all the time.

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