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CRA Gets International Support Against FDA Regulations

The ambassadors of three major cigar-producing countries have joined the fight against FDA regulation of cigars....more

Posted: February 12, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Short, Fat Davidoff Puro d'Oro Coming Soon

Fans of Davidoff’s Puro d’Oro brand can expect to see the cigar in a short, thick format called the Gordito next...more

Posted: February 11, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


The Good Life : Latest News

Knappogue Castle's New Twin Wood

Knappogue Castle is following up its 17-year-old release of last year with the 14 Year Old Twin Wood Irish whiskey, a malt that shares part of the...more

Posted: February 8, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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World’s Biggest Cigar Producer Eyes Premium Market

The company behind America’s best-selling cigar brand has taken a new interest in handmade, premium cigars. Swisher International Inc., a...more

Posted: February 8, 2013    By David Savona


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Box-Pressed Vintage Padilla in the Works

Ernesto Padilla has a small-run, box-pressed smoke that should be ready for consumers in 90 days. Padilla Vintage Reserve will feature numbered bands...more

Posted: February 7, 2013    By David Savona


Cigar Toy : Cigar Toy

Custom Ash Quattro Ashtray

For the most part, a cigar ashtray is not a customizable product. Sure, many companies afford cigar smokers the option to pay extra to have a logo of...more

Posted: February 6, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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Litto Gomez and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Join ProCigar

Two of the world's best-known cigarmakers have joined ProCigar, the association of Dominican cigar exporters....more

Posted: February 5, 2013    By David Savona


Cuba : Latest News

A Day at the La Corona Factory

The long journey a tobacco leaf takes through a Cuban cigar factory, from front door to cigar box

Posted: February 4, 2013    By Gordon Mott


The Good Life : Latest News

Molecular Mixology at Home

Dedicated watchers of “Parks and Recreation” know from having watched the episode in which the boys do a bachelor party at a hipster bar and are...more

Posted: February 1, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


Cuba : Latest News

Rafael Gonzalez Perla Makes Its Way Around Europe

While the rest of the world had to wait, Spain was the first country to receive the Rafael Gonzalez Perla back in late 2011, but now, the little...more

Posted: February 1, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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The Story of Cigar Aficionado

Twenty years ago, Marvin R. Shanken had a dream to launch Cigar Aficionado, and that dream triggered one of the most unexpected cultural fads of the 1990s—the renaissance of cigars.

Posted: January 31, 2013    By Gordon Mott


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Indiana Bars Likely to Remain Smoke-Friendly

Once again, a group of Indiana lawmakers, led by Representative Charlie Brown, D-Gary, recently filed a measure to extend the state’s smoking ban...more

Posted: January 30, 2013    By Andrew Nagy


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Mike Chiusano is Back with a Bang, Launches Loose Cannon

Michael Chiusano is back in the cigar business. After formally leaving Davidoff’s DomRey/Cusano subsidiary in 2010 and allowing his non-compete...more

Posted: January 29, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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Wall Street Watchdog

With a take-no-prisoners attitude and an eye to protecting the common investor’s interest, Charles Gasparino of FOX Business Network is the financial reporter who makes people listen

Posted: January 29, 2013    By Mervyn Rothstein


Connoisseur's Corner : Connoisseur's Corner

Connoisseur's Corner: Two 100-Point Dunhills

Perfection is rare, and here at Cigar Aficionado we seldom award 100-point scores to cigars. It has never happened for a current production smoke,...more

Posted: January 28, 2013   


The Good Life : Latest News

TAG Heuer Marks Carrera’s 50th Anniversary

TAG Heuer marked the 50th anniversary of its flagship Carrera collection last week in Geneva as a number of premier watch brands presented their 2013...more

Posted: January 28, 2013    By Laurie Kahle


The Good Life : Latest News

Welcome Back, Kilbeggan

Made in the oldest licensed distillery on earth, it’s one of the world’s most storied whiskeys, but for a long stretch, the facility was...more

Posted: January 25, 2013    By Jack Bettridge


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Jaworski Lights Up For Super Bowl Charity

Ron Jaworski, the cigar-loving ESPN analyst and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback known as Jaws, is hosting his annual Super Bowl party next...more

Posted: January 25, 2013    By David Savona


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La Palina's Next Act

Bill Paley spent his life trying to please his famous father, but found success making cigars like his grandfather

Posted: January 24, 2013    By David Savona


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Alec Bradley Renames Candela Release

Alec Bradley’s anticipated spring release of its candela is still on schedule, but the green cigars will be hitting shelves with a different name...more

Posted: January 23, 2013    By G. Clay Whittaker


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