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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


The Good Life : Latest News

Monster Mashes Meet Cigar Sensations

Subscribers who have received their May/June issues of Cigar Aficionado may have already read the Good Life Guide Drinks piece celebrating American...more

Posted: April 7, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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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


The Good Life : Latest News

Maker's Mark Turns 60

It's tough to tell which is harder to fathom: that a) once no superpremium Bourbon market existed or b) the whisky that made that market-Maker's...more

Posted: March 28, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


The Good Life : Latest News

A. Lange & Söhne Watch Moves Earth And Sky

A. Lange & Söhne's Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna stood out as a masterpiece among the dozens of new watches at January's Salon...more

Posted: March 27, 2014    By Laurie Kahle


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Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Islands

When you arrive at Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands there won't be any haggling with taxi drivers or nonsense...more

Posted: March 26, 2014    By Fredric Hamber


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Next Batch of Mundial to Begin Shipping

The second batch of Alec Bradley's all-figurado Alec Bradley Mundial line is getting ready to ship next month, with the same blend, price tag and...more

Posted: March 25, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker


Cuba : Latest News

Vegueros Coming in April

Cuba's reboot of the Vegueros brand is just about ready for retail. The cigars, made in Western Cuba rather than the capital of Havana, debuted at...more

Posted: March 24, 2014    By David Savona


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Desmond Sautter, British Cigar Retailer, 1930-2014

Desmond Sautter, the founder of Sautter of Mount Street in London, died on March 19 at the age of 83. He was a pioneer in the storage and selling of...more

Posted: March 21, 2014    By Nic Wing


The Good Life : Latest News

Cognac Makes a Whisky

Between Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States, it's easy to ignore the growing category of brown goods developing in other regions across...more

Posted: March 21, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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Minor Plant Virus Hits Dominican Tobacco Fields

An unusually dry growing season in the Dominican Republic resulted in a minor outbreak of the tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), a disease that causes...more

Posted: March 20, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


Cuba : Latest News

Cuban Cigar Luminary Enrique Mons Dies

Enrique Mons, an icon of Havana's cigar retail scene for 25 years, died Monday night at the age of 71. Mons grew up in a tobacco family, working...more

Posted: March 19, 2014    By Andrew Nagy


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Els For Autism Breaks Ground For School

Annual Pro-Am Raises $745,000

Posted: March 18, 2014    By David Savona / Gordon Mott


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Big Smoke 2014 Tickets on Sale

The dates for the 2014 Big Smokes have been set. The 19th annual Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend will take place at the The Mirage Hotel and Casino...more

Posted: March 17, 2014   


The Good Life : Latest News

America's Whiskey

Bourbon, rye and Tennessee Whiskey are leading a golden age of American brown spirits.

Posted: March 14, 2014    By Jack Bettridge


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