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Bill Calls for Lifting of Cuba Travel Ban

Only a few weeks have passed since major changes to the U.S.-Cuba policy took effect and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has already introduced a...more

Posted: February 3, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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New Orleans Smoking Ban Starts in April

It's official—a first-ever smoking ban for New Orleans, one of the most legendary party cities in America, will go into effect this April. After...more

Posted: February 2, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


The Good Life : Latest News

Lost (And Sort of Found) Whisky

If you don't believe in an afterlife, consider whisky distilleries: some are shuttered only to be reopened (e.g. BenRiach, Bruichladdich, Glencadam,...more

Posted: January 30, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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Hotel du Vin, Glasgow, Scotland

It's easy to imagine someone going to Hotel du Vin & Bistro One Devonshire Gardens for a drink and deciding to stay for dinner, or going for dinner...more

Posted: January 29, 2015    By Fredric Hamber


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Cigar Bar Exemption Measure Gains Steam in Nebraska

The bill that would bring legal smoking back to Nebraska cigar bars looks to be gaining traction as it passed a committee vote yesterday and will now...more

Posted: January 29, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Ditka, Jaworski Team Up for Super Bowl Party

As the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks prepare for this weekend's Super Bowl, ESPN analyst Ron "Jaws" Jaworski is also gearing up for his...more

Posted: January 28, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Blanco Inks Canadian Distribution Deal

José Blanco is going to Canada. The cigarmaker's Las Cumbres Tabaco has formed a distribution agreement with Canada's House of Horvath Inc. to...more

Posted: January 28, 2015    By David Savona


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Lampe Berger Fragrance Lamp

Pop quiz: Aside from being famous, what do Coco Chanel, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso have in common? They each owned a Lampe Berger, an ingenious...more

Posted: January 27, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Three Glencadam Scotches to Pair with a Cigar

Glencadam, the lone distiller in the Scottish east highlands county of Angus, is raising its profile in America through a new distributor that made...more

Posted: January 23, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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New Orleans Passes Smoking Ban

After months of debate, New Orleans, a city famous for its party scene and the site of this year's International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers...more

Posted: January 23, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Nebraska Bill Reinstates Cigar Bar Exemptions

Legal smoking inside cigar bars could be returning to Nebraska as a pair of lawmakers have introduced a bill there that calls for the reinstatement...more

Posted: January 22, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


Cuba : Latest News

Cuban Cigars with Extra Age Reach Global Market

If you don't want to wait half a decade to age your own Cuban cigars, Habanos will do the aging for you. A new series of Cuban cigars with extra age...more

Posted: January 21, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


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New President of Nicaragua’s Tobacco Association

Juan Ignacio Martinez, the executive president of Joya de Nicaragua, has been named the new president of the Nicaraguan Association of Tobacco...more

Posted: January 20, 2015    By Gordon Mott


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Davidoff Appoints New Tabadom General Manager

The torch has officially been passed. Longtime general manager Hendrik "Henke" Kelner, who oversaw all of Davidoff's tobacco-related aspects in the...more

Posted: January 16, 2015    By Gregory Mottola


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Three Tesseron Cognacs for Your Cigar

Tesseron, the Cognac house that bills itself as "XO and beyond," has taken a couple of steps in the latter direction with a triple release, its new...more

Posted: January 16, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


Cuba : Latest News

U.S.-Cuba Policy Changes Take Effect

Beginning tomorrow, American travelers returning to U.S. soil after an authorized trip to Cuba will be allowed to bring back, for the first time in...more

Posted: January 15, 2015    By David Savona


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Court Reinstates New York State Park Smoking Ban

No-smoking signs will be returning to New York state public parks in the near future after a mid-level court recently reinstated a smoking ban that...more

Posted: January 14, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


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Montecristo Grupo de Maestros Cigar Pays Tribute to Master Rollers

This month, Altadis U.S.A. pays homage to the talents of the Grupo de Maestros, a team of highly trained cigar rollers known for their skill,...more

Posted: January 13, 2015    By David Clough


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Cigar Aficionado’s Where to Smoke Now on iOS and Android

Cigar Aficionado recently launched a browser-based app called Where to Smoke. The app helps cigar lovers find cigar-friendly locations around the...more

Posted: January 12, 2015    By Andrew Nagy


The Good Life : Latest News

A Trio of Scotches from Mortlach

The oldest Scotch whisky ever released (70 years) is a hard act to follow but Mortlach, the venerable Speyside distillery in Dufftown, has done an...more

Posted: January 9, 2015    By Jack Bettridge


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