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Trinidad Humidor Shines At Auction

A Trinidad humidor bearing the signature of Fidel Castro was the cigar star at this week's Christie's auction in Geneva. The piece, filled with 124...more

Posted: May 17, 2013    By David Savona


News & Features : Latest News

La Gloria Launching First Nicaraguan Lines

La Gloria Cubana is releasing two new cigars this year with a Nicaraguan country of origin. The first of the new blends will be produced under the...more

Posted: May 16, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


News & Features : Latest News

North Carolina Bill Would Allow Outdoor Smoking

A bill that seeks to roll back the current ban on outdoor smoking in North Carolina cities, beaches and community college campuses passed a critical...more

Posted: May 15, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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Altadis Releasing Next Generation Saint Luis Rey

Altadis is giving its Saint Luis Rey brand a facelift and a newer, bolder flavor with the new SLR Gen2, which comes out this month. SLR Gen2 is a...more

Posted: May 14, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


The Good Life : Latest News

The French Laundry Unveils New Cigar, Spirits Menu

Star chef Thomas Keller's The French Laundry, one of the most renowned restaurants in the United States, has added an impressive spirits and cigar...more

Posted: May 13, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


Cuba : Latest News

Cubans Going on Block at Christie's

Next week, a group of Cuban cigars is going on the auction block at Christie's. Christie's has salesrooms around the world, including New York,...more

Posted: May 10, 2013    By David Savona


The Good Life : Latest News

Japanese Whisky

We tend to think that the whisky world widened as Scots and Irish men settled the New World with their stills in tow and made new quaffs from the...more

Posted: May 10, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


Cigar Toy : Cigar Toy

Ohio Blue Tip Matches

You don't have to be a phillumenist to appreciate the newly rebranded Ohio Blue Tip Matches—just a cigar enthusiast. While the current cigar...more

Posted: May 9, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


Cuba : Latest News

The Year of the Cuban Cigar

In 2012, Cuban cigars rated better in Cigar Aficionado magazine than at any time since the early 1990s.

Posted: May 8, 2013    By Gordon Mott


News & Features : Latest News

Aurora Releasing Maduro 107

The Aurora 107 blend is taking a dark turn with a new maduro release that will be hitting shelves this month. La Aurora has been in business for...more

Posted: May 7, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Small Batch Smokes

Premium cigar companies are finding big success with small-scale releases

Posted: May 6, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


The Good Life : Latest News

Jefferson's Makes a Legal-Age Bourbon

Jefferson's, a maker known for its very small batch selections wedded from well-aged whiskeys purchased by the owner/negotiant Trey Zoeller, is...more

Posted: May 3, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


The Good Life : Latest News

La Descarga, Los Angeles, California

Evoking "Forbidden" Cuba in Hollywood

Posted: May 2, 2013    By Alejandro Benes


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Villiger Looks Increasingly to Premium Cigars

The United States unit of one of the major players in the world of European-style, machine-made cigars is expanding its presence on the premium side...more

Posted: May 1, 2013    By David Savona


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Fuente-Rolled God of Fire 2013 Now Shipping

The newest God of Fire cigars from Prometheus International Inc. and Arturo Fuente are now on their way to cigar shops across the...more

Posted: April 30, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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State Follows City—New York Considering Raising Smoking Age to 21

New York state is following New York City in a move to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco. Last week, New York City Council members began...more

Posted: April 29, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


The Good Life : Latest News

New Masterpiece Bourbon from Jim Beam

Just in time for the Kentucky Derby, Jim Beam has released the third in its Masterpiece collection series of Bourbons that enjoy an alternative wood...more

Posted: April 26, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Maryland Court Strikes Down Cigar Packaging Regulation

Fives years after Prince George's County lawmakers tried prohibiting the sale of cigars in packages of fewer than five, the Maryland Court of Appeals...more

Posted: April 26, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


The Good Life : Latest News

Mukul Resort, Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua

Guacalito de la Isla rolls off the tongue as smoothly as the taste of an 18 year old Flor de Caña rum or a Padron 1964 Anniversary cigar. The new...more

Posted: April 25, 2013    By Bill Nestor


Cuba : Latest News

Anniversary Allones Aging For United Kingdom

Britain’s cigar import company has a special Cuban smoke planned for its 225th anniversary. The cigars are already rolled, but they won’t go on...more

Posted: April 24, 2013    By David Savona


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