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Authorities Nab 3,000 Fake Cohiba Cigars in Key West

Purchased a Cohiba cigar near Key West, Florida recently? If so, you may want to double check the cigar’s authenticity. General Cigar, the...more

Posted: November 10, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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Havana Club Cigar Lounge (& Barbershop), La Quinta Resort & Club, Palm Springs, California

Just recently, I visited La Quinta Resort & Club, built in the 1920s, because the folks there had been so gracious as to open the Havana Club Cigar...more

Posted: November 10, 2011    By Alejandro Benes


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Cigar Insider Rates Cuban Edición Limitadas

The Cuban Edición Limitadas hit the market a little later than usual this year, but now that they’re available at tobacconists around the world,...more

Posted: November 9, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Judge Blocks New FDA-Mandated Graphic Cigarette Warnings

A federal judge on Monday blocked a Food and Drug Administration requirement that would have forced cigarette makers to affix graphic warning labels...more

Posted: November 8, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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Four Kicks, Crowned Heads First Cigar, Shipping This Week

Four Kicks, the first cigar from boutique cigarmaker Crowned Heads LLC, is heading to limited numbers of cigar stores this week. “The shipment has...more

Posted: November 8, 2011    By David Savona


The Good Life : Latest News

Manhattan Project

A theory of relativity should drive any investigation into what is perhaps the most classic of cocktails: the Manhattan. The brown spirits version...more

Posted: November 7, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Slideshow: 2011 Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend

Cigar Aficionado's 2011 Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend has ended, but you can relive all the fun by viewing our collection of photographs from the...more

Posted: November 4, 2011   


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2011 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: Charlie Palmer Cooks Breakfast

Waking up in Las Vegas can be painful, especially during the weekend. The evening’s clarion call of gaming tables, free flowing cocktails and that...more

Posted: November 3, 2011    By David Savona


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2011 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: Roll Your Own

Most cigar enthusiasts smoke their cigars much better than they can roll them. And they’re perfectly satisfied with this arrangement. But some...more

Posted: November 3, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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2011 Big Smoke Sunday Seminars: The Cognac Connection

The Big Smoke Las Vegas ended with the traditional partnering of cigars with spirits, this year with the time-honored pairing of smoke with Cognac....more

Posted: November 3, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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2011 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars: Top Three Legal Cigars of 2010 Tasting

Halloween weekend in Las Vegas can be described as a combination of Mardi Gras, Carnival, and some spooky pageantry. Its casinos are full of...more

Posted: November 2, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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2011 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars: An Insider’s View of Cuba

Take a room full of 500 cigar enthusiasts. Now open up a fresh box of Cohiba 1966 Edición Limitada 2011 Cuban cigars. The oohs and ahhs will rise up...more

Posted: November 2, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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2011 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars: Today’s Hybrids—The Tobacco Used in Your Cigars

When Christian Eiroa looked into the crowd of cigar enthusiasts gathered at the Big Smoke Las Vegas and confessed “My father is a degenerate...more

Posted: November 2, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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2011 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars: Size Matters

The final cigar seminar on Saturday was a discussion of shapes and sizes in the cigar world, dubbed Size Matters. “I’m not going to have any...more

Posted: November 2, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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2011 Big Smoke Saturday Seminars: Lunch

Big Smoke attendees, fresh off a complete morning of educational cigar seminars, soon discovered that the Lunch with Rocky Patel segment of the...more

Posted: November 2, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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Altadis U.S.A. Joins Cigar Rights of America

Cigar giant Altadis U.S.A. Inc. is now a sponsor of the Cigar Rights of America. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida company, a unit of Britain’s Imperial...more

Posted: November 1, 2011    By David Savona


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2011 Big Smoke Evenings, Las Vegas

The doors to the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom opened and the throng of eager cigar enthusiasts who had lined up early cheered as they swarmed into the...more

Posted: November 1, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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New IPCPR Chief Targets Industry Regulation

In the two and a half months since Bill Spann took over as chief executive officer of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association,...more

Posted: October 31, 2011    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Into the Woods with the Single Oak Project

With such choices as small-batch, single-barrel, cask-strength, varied mash bills and different yeast strains, nothing has compared with Bourbon...more

Posted: October 28, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


Cigar Toy : Cigar Toy

Xikar Envoy Carbon Fiber Triple Cigar Case

In for a long night of crime fighting? Want to light up a smoke after taking down armed robbers? Or perhaps you just want to look cool after a day at...more

Posted: October 27, 2011    By G. Clay Whittaker


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