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2013 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars—Cigar Lover’s Breakfast

Unless you have a flight to catch, asking anyone to wake up early in Las Vegas is a big request, especially on a Sunday morning. The high-wattage of...more

Posted: November 14, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Lunch with Altadis

After a morning filled with premium cigars and educational seminars, the Big Smoke seminar attendees certainly earned the right to a hearty lunch....more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Cuba Update

Is it cruel to give a presentation on legally forbidden cigars to a crowd of cigar-hungry enthusiasts? Maybe a little. But the attendees of the Big...more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Dominican Tobacco

Three Dominican tobacco experts converged in one seminar Saturday at the Big Smoke Las Vegas to discuss the largest leaf source for handmade cigars...more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Second Acts/Comebacks

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote in his unfinished novel The Love of the Last Tycoon that “there are no second acts in American lives.” Not to...more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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2013 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Top Three (Legal) Cigars of 2012

For 9:00 am on a weekend, the crowd was surprisingly energetic as Executive editor Gordon Mott took the stage Saturday morning to begin the...more

Posted: November 13, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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2013 Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings

By 1:15 on Friday afternoon a queue had already begun to form outside the doors to the convention center at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,...more

Posted: November 12, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Vegas Becomes Cigar City For A Weekend

The Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend, Cigar Aficionado's signature event, turned Sin City into Cigar City this weekend. More than 4,500 cigar lovers from...more

Posted: November 11, 2013   


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Bill That Would Have Ended Tax-Free Internet Cigar Sales Stalled

Cigar manufacturers and online cigar retailers can rest a little easier as a bill that would have allowed states to begin collecting online sales...more

Posted: November 7, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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Big Smoke Gets Its Own Quesada Cigar

The Quesada family has created a custom cigar only available to attendees of this year's upcoming Big Smoke Las Vegas and Big Smoke New York. All...more

Posted: November 6, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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Davidoff Opens Two Branded Lounges

The Oettinger Davidoff Group had a busy month of October as the company opened two new branded lounges, one in San Antonio, Texas, and the other in...more

Posted: November 4, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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Charbay's Beer and Whiskey Connection

Step number one in creating a whisk(e)y-whether you're in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Kentucky or even California-is to make beer. The distilling,...more

Posted: November 1, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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New York City Raises Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

In a little more than six months, New York City will officially be the toughest major municipality for a college-aged smoker to light up. Yesterday...more

Posted: October 31, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Rural Wyoming

The allure of a visit to the 15,000-acre Brush Creek Ranch in southern Wyoming is all about the outdoors-hiking, fishing, trail rides, rifle range,...more

Posted: October 30, 2013    By Fredric Hamber


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New Blends Look Beyond the Bales with Fire-Cured Tobacco

While a quick search through this year's newest cigar releases showed many of the familiar blends that have been common during the last few trade...more

Posted: October 29, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Expanding The Band—Some Cigar Bands Get Larger

Cigar bands have long been very big on elegance but short on information. The traditional cigar band describes the name of the brand, perhaps the...more

Posted: October 28, 2013    By David Savona


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Edgar Hoill Now Shipping EH Cigars

Urban photographer Edgar Hoill has a new limited-edition smoke and it’s coming to market in edgy, hand-painted boxes. His new project, EH Cigars,...more

Posted: October 25, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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Whiskey Glasses

We’re the first to admit that we’ve sampled and enjoyed whiskey in all kinds of vessels from cut crystal to Flintstone jelly jars, but in the...more

Posted: October 25, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Toraño Changes Packaging and Price on Reserva Selecta

For 14 years, Reserva Selecta was a part of the Toraño cigar portfolio. Today the cigar has been relaunched with a new look and a lower...more

Posted: October 24, 2013    By David Savona


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Viaje’s New Cigars Spook Retailers This Halloween

The Viaje Cigar Co. is celebrating this Halloween with two limited-edition cigar brands presented in festive, season-appropriate packaging-Skull &...more

Posted: October 23, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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