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Armando Garcia, Cigar Machine Master, Dies at 86

The man who knew the ins and outs of cigar-making machines probably better than anyone else in the world died this week. Armando Garcia passed away...more

Posted: November 30, 2012    By David Savona


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Fuente Añejos Appearing in Stores

Christmas music, decorated trees and Black Friday signal the start of the holidays for a lot of people, but many cigar smokers are getting in the...more

Posted: November 29, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Nicaragua's Cigar Boom

Call this the golden age of Nicaraguan cigars. Twenty years ago, Nicaraguan smokes were virtually absent from the cigar industry. Ten years ago, they...more

Posted: November 28, 2012    By David Savona


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A Brief History of the Cigar Industry

War, revolution and regulation have failed to snuff out the continuing story of the cigar.

Posted: November 27, 2012    By David Savona


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New Leader At Habanos

In a reorganization of Cuba's cigar company, Walfrido Hernandez Mesa was officially named co-president of Habanos S.A. today. Hernandez will work...more

Posted: November 27, 2012    By David Savona


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Davidoff to Auction Rare S.T. Dupont Lighter for Hurricane Relief

Though 7 p.m. is normally closing time for New York's Davidoff cigar shop on Madison Avenue, this Wednesday evening, 7 o'clock will mark the start of...more

Posted: November 26, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Cigar Insider Rates Oliva Serie V Melanio

Nicaraguan cigar powerhouse Oliva Cigars has expanded its landmark Serie V line with Oliva Serie V Melanio, a premium-priced line expansion named...more

Posted: November 21, 2012    By David Savona


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Limited-Edition Room 101 OSOK for New York City

It seems there is one last bullet left in the Room 101 OSOK barrel after all. Matt Booth, the Los Angeles jeweler turned cigarmaker who created...more

Posted: November 20, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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New Benji Menendez Partagas Comes to Market

Celebrating 60 years in the cigar business, Benjamin "Benji" Menendez is marking the milestone with the new Benji Menendez Partagas Master Series LX,...more

Posted: November 19, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Hublot and Arturo Fuente Light Up a Limited Edition

Earlier this month in the Dominican Republic, Arturo Fuente and Hublot celebrated an unusual partnership to commemorate the premier cigarmaker's...more

Posted: November 19, 2012    By Laurie Kahle


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Siberia, the Easy Way

Those of us who can remember the old days of the Soviet Union recall the notion of a trip to Siberia, brutal winters and endless sentences to slave...more

Posted: November 16, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Slideshow—2012 Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend

Cigar Aficionado's 2012 Big Smoke Las Vegas is in the books. A slideshow ripe with cigars, spirits and...more

Posted: November 16, 2012   


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2012 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars—The "Rumbunctious Ruminar"

You have two cigars and four different rums. Statistically speaking, that will allow eight possible pairing combinations, all of them probably pretty...more

Posted: November 15, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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2012 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars—Roll Your Own Cigar

While the Sunday Big Smoke breakfast was wrapping up down the hall at the Mirage, Michael Giannini of General Cigar Co.'s Team La Gloria was warming...more

Posted: November 15, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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2012 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars—Luciano Pellegrini Cooks Breakfast

It can be a chore to wake up early in Vegas, but when the reward for rising is a bag of cigars and breakfast cooked by one of Sin City's best chefs,...more

Posted: November 15, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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2012 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Lunch with Davidoff of Geneva

After a morning rife with cigar-education seminars and smoking, it was time for attendees of the Big Smoke to enjoy a lunch provided by Davidoff of...more

Posted: November 14, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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2012 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—Industry Veterans

What do cigar enthusiasts and newbies alike do when they are privy to a conversation among tobacco men with more than a combined century's worth of...more

Posted: November 14, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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2012 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars—Top Three Cigars of 2011 Tasting

Like an ancient Roman holiday, every November beckons to cigar smokers around the nation to leave work, vacate their homes, take a break from their...more

Posted: November 13, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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2012 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars—The Nicaragua Panel

Nicaragua's phenomenal growth in the cigar world, which has taken it from being off the radar screen to number two in the world, was the subject for...more

Posted: November 13, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Big Smoke Las Vegas Evenings 2012

A long line of eager smokers filled the halls of the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas Friday evening as thousands waited for the signal to start this year's...more

Posted: November 12, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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