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Inching Up: Thicker Smoke From Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is making one of his biggest cigars ever, an inch-thick Dominican smoke that boasts a 64 ring gauge....more

Posted: May 9, 2012    By David Savona


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Chisel Shape Gets Trademark

The La Flor Dominicana Chisel, one of the strongest and most original cigars on the market, is now protected by a trademark. Cigarmaker Litto Gomez,...more

Posted: May 8, 2012    By David Savona


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Aging Room Brand Adding Two New Cigars

Rafael Nodal, owner of Aging Room cigars, is adding a pair of new varieties to the boutique brand, which was named one of Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25...more

Posted: May 7, 2012    By David Savona


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Speedy Smokes for Derby Day

Billed as the fastest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby doesn’t allow much time for a drink and a smoke. Happily, the race’s signature...more

Posted: May 4, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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New Illusione Has A New Factory

If you’re wondering why you didn’t see a Singulare release from Illusione last year, it isn’t because you missed the cigars—they never came...more

Posted: May 4, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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La Sirena Adds New Merlion Line

The La Sirena brand, from Miami Cigar & Co., is releasing a new line called Merlion, named for the mythical creature whose body is half mermaid and...more

Posted: May 4, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Charley’s Steak House, Orlando, Florida

Restaurant row on Orlando’s International Drive is a feast for the eyes, if not always the belly. From Chili’s to Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster...more

Posted: May 3, 2012    By David Savona


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Commonwealth Cedar Spills

Thomas Person, a former software executive who worked with wood in his spare time, was getting deep into his new-found hobby of smoking premium...more

Posted: May 2, 2012    By David Savona


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Rocky Patel Decade Edición Limitada Available Now

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars has released the Rocky Patel 2012 Decade Edición Limitada: a limited production Decade with a broadleaf wrapper and...more

Posted: May 1, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Studio Tobac Hits the Road with 2012 Tour Sampler

Studio Tobac is on the road again, and it’s bringing a rare, limited-edition sampler of prototype cigars on its list of stops all around the...more

Posted: April 30, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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Bowmore Leaves the Naming to You

Drinkers are used to naming their brand at the bar, but not often do they get the chance to actually put a name on the bottle. Yet that’s what the...more

Posted: April 27, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Petition to Protect Premium Cigars Reaches Signature Threshold

The Cigar Rights of America and the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association had just thirty days to collect 25,000 signatures in...more

Posted: April 26, 2012    By Andrew Nagy


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Counterfeit Cohibas Confiscated in Miami

Over 10,000 counterfeit Cohiba cigars were seized yesterday by agents from the Miami Office of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco...more

Posted: April 25, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Hailstorm Savages Padrón Tobacco Field

A hailstorm in Nicaragua turned a crop of tobacco destined to become Padrón cigars into a tattered...more

Posted: April 24, 2012    By David Savona


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V Cut Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles, California

V Cut is typical of the Los Angeles cigar-smoking sanctuary in many ways. The humidor is full of the great cigars you’d expect to find in a...more

Posted: April 23, 2012    By Alejandro Benes


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Night to Remember Charity Cigar Dinner Raises More than a Million Dollars

Michael Milken, founder and Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, predicted a cure to the disease by 2016 Tuesday night at the 18th A Night to...more

Posted: April 20, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Cuban Quintero Brand Gets New Size

The handmade, short filler Cuban brand Quintero now has a thick new size: Favoritos. The heftiest cigar in the brand’s line-up, Favoritos is...more

Posted: April 20, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Burgeoning Bitters

A decade ago, the joke in the bartending community was that your bottle of Angostura Bitters would outlast your marriage. Flash forward 10 years, and...more

Posted: April 20, 2012    By Jack Bettridge


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Casa Magna Domus Magnus Gets New Sizes

Three sizes of S.A.G.’s Casa Magna Domus Magnus have been added to the limited-edition brand. A collaboration between Manuel Quesada of Matasa and...more

Posted: April 19, 2012    By Gregory Mottola


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Bio GS Air Purifier by Rabbit Air

Living with an allergy-sufferer roommate makes smoking difficult. Often I’m torn between a certain sense of guilt for the discomfort he might have...more

Posted: April 18, 2012    By G. Clay Whittaker


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