Marvin R. Shanken
Welcome to the New Cigar Aficionado Online
Posted: Sep 23, 2010 12:00am ET
I'd like to welcome you to the all-new Cigar Aficionado Online, the most cigar-friendly corner of the Internet. It's your online home for everything there is to know about cigars, fine drinks, and all aspects of living the good life.
It was more than 13 years ago when we launched the original Cigar Aficionado Online. To say the Web site has been a success would be a dramatic understatement. We won the National Magazine Award in 1999 for General Excellence in New Media (beating out such competition as People.com, Slate.com and TheStreet.com, not bad for a cigar magazine Web site!), but our greatest pride comes from the reception that we receive from readers such as you. Millions of people have visited over the years. This year, nearly two million people have come to our site, with more than 12 million page views.
The site has changed quite a bit. Today we have wonderful videos, blogs by our editors, an immensely popular countdown for our Top 25 cigars of the year, and so much more. Our Web site has always been about cigars and the good life. Now, it's all greatly improved. More about cigars, the people who make them and the celebrities who enjoy smoking them. There's more about the good life, from drinks to gambling to golf and more. And in today's world, where finding a place to enjoy your cigars is a challenge, we have a section called Where to Smoke that showcases the best spots around the globe that cater to cigar lovers. We've also improved our vast database (more than 13,000 and growing) of cigar ratings, and expanded our Personal Humidor, and better organized our vast archives of stories from Cigar Aficionado going back to our debut issue. You can read my editor's note from 1997 about the launch of the original Cigar Aficionado Online by clicking here. And if you're really curious, you can even read my editor's note from the very first issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine, from Autumn 1992.
We're proud of this Web site. So sit back, fire up a great cigar, and start looking around. We're all very happy to have you here.
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