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Ecuador's Hot Wrapper

Ecuador Havana has only been around for a dozen years, but it has become one of the cigar world’s favorite leaves

Posted: April 23, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Orlando Retailer Grows Tobacco in Florida

Premium cigar enthusiasts will soon have a new Florida-grown appellation of tobacco to look forward to, and it's coming via a young enterprise called...more

Posted: April 22, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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CAO Flathead Adds New Size

CAO's Flathead line is expanding with a smaller size. Sparkplug, a 4 1/2 inch by 50 ring gauge cigar with a pigtail cap, is the newest vitola in...more

Posted: April 15, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Room 101 Announces Daruma Gold

Room 101 is releasing its second line of the year, Daruma Gold, a follow-up to 2013's limited-production parejo...more

Posted: April 14, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Room 101 Store Opens Inside Davidoff Flagship

The first Room 101 shop-within-a-shop is up and running inside the iconic Davidoff Madison Flagship store. In a partnership between the Room 101...more

Posted: April 9, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Non-Cubans Go Global

Cigar companies have long been content to focus their sales efforts on the U.S. market, but today many are expanding their brands abroad

Posted: April 8, 2014    By David Savona


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Upmann Depositing Banker in Humidors This Month

The newest H. Upmann line from Altadis U.S.A. Inc. is heading to humidors, and it pays a unique tribute to the man behind the brand, a banker named...more

Posted: April 7, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Night to Remember Dinner Celebrates 20 Years, Raises $1.6 Million

What might have been another forgettable Tuesday evening in New York City became something quite extraordinary on April 1 as Marvin R. Shanken,...more

Posted: April 4, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Fattest Padilla Ever Coming This Summer

Ernesto Padilla, a purist when it comes to cigar sizes, is reluctantly dipping his toes into the world of ultra-fat cigars. Although he's admittedly...more

Posted: April 3, 2014    By David Savona


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Cigar Imports for 2013 Reach Highest Point in 15 Years

America has a healthy appetite for fine cigars. Imports of premium, handrolled cigars—propelled by an exceptional year for Nicaraguan...more

Posted: April 2, 2014    By David Savona / Gregory Mottola


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Two New Hoyo de Monterrey Excaliburs Now on Shelves

For the first time in years, General Cigar has added two new sizes to the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur line, and they're quite thick—the Short...more

Posted: April 1, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Nat Sherman Resurrects Epoca Brand

The long discontinued Epoca brand has been resurrected by Nat Sherman and is scheduled for a late spring release with a new blend and new identity....more

Posted: March 31, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


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