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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

News & Features : Latest News

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

News & Features : Latest News

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

News & Features : Latest News

Els For Autism Breaks Ground For School

Annual Pro-Am Raises $745,000

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

News & Features : Latest News

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

Cigar Toy : Cigar Toy

Super-Slim Torch Lighters

Big lighters might look grand on tables and bar tops, but in your suit pocket, they can instantly frump up the once-flattering contours of your...more

Posted: March 13, 2014    By Gregory Mottola

News & Features : Latest News

San Lotano Gets Bullish

Cigarmaker A.J. Fernandez is shipping a new San Lotano line now with a bullish blend. Named San Lotano The Bull, three initial sizes have charged...more

Posted: March 12, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker

News & Features : Latest News

Talking Tobacco with Nestor Andrés Plasencia

Vice president, Plasencia Cigars S.A. and Plasencia Tobacco S.A.

Posted: March 11, 2014    By David Savona

News & Features : Latest News

New Quesada Cigar Brand Commemorates 40 Years

Industry veteran Manuel "Manolo" Quesada has been producing cigars for 40 years. To commemorate this landmark achievement, his daughters Patricia and...more

Posted: March 10, 2014    By Gregory Mottola

The Good Life : Latest News

A Return to Classics: Pairing with Paradis Impérial

A tasting of hyperpremium Cognacs in the Good Life Guide of the newest issue of Cigar Aficionado (April 2014) reminds us what a top-drawer pour...more

Posted: March 7, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

The Good Life : Latest News

Whisgars, Bangkok, Thailand

In a handsome space behind an Italian restaurant in the Sukhumvit district of Thailand's capital city, Whisgars offers a welcome alternative to the...more

Posted: March 6, 2014    By Fredric Hamber

News & Features : Latest News

A Crowned Heads Exclusive Cigar for TAA

If you're a retailer attending this year's Tobacconists' Association of America (TAA) conference, you'll be eligible to carry The Angel's Anvil TAA...more

Posted: March 6, 2014    By Gregory Mottola

News & Features : Latest News

Herrera Esteli Norteño Launching in Late Spring

After an auspicious release with the Herrera Esteli cigar line (the Piramide Fino was named Cigar Aficionado's No. 8 cigar of 2013), brand-owner...more

Posted: March 5, 2014    By Gregory Mottola

News & Features : Latest News

General Cigar Amps Up Partagas 1845 With Extra Fuerte Line

This month, fans of General Cigar's Partagas 1845 will have a new, fuller-bodied version of the brand to look forward to. The Partagas 1845 Extra...more

Posted: March 4, 2014    By Gregory Mottola

News & Features : Latest News

Strange Leaves

Cigarmakers are looking to unusual leaves to find inspiration for new premium cigar blends

Posted: March 3, 2014    By G. Clay Whittaker

Cuba : Latest News

Cigar Aficionado Reports From 16th Annual Habanos Festival

Cigar Aficionado is back in Havana, Cuba, ready to report from the 16th annual Festival del Habano, or Habanos Festival, the annual gathering of...more

Posted: March 1, 2014   

The Good Life : Latest News

A Canadian For Cigar Smokers

Wiser's Canadian whisky has always had a lot going for it. The perennial favorite among drinkers of our neighbor to the north has the category's...more

Posted: February 28, 2014    By Jack Bettridge

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