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Cigar Aficionado Editors Blog from IPCPR

Nearly the entire cigar industry is gathered in Las Vegas for the 79th annual International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association trade show,...more

Posted: July 18, 2011    By CA Staff


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The Good Times Golfer

Darren Clarke is emerging from the grief over his wife's death from cancer in 2006, and beginning to regain his zest for life, and golf

Posted: July 17, 2011    By Jeff Williams


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Retro La Gloria Sports a New Wrapper

One of the new cigars that will be on display next week at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer trade show is a La Gloria Cubana with a...more

Posted: July 16, 2011    By David Savona


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Carlos Santana Part Owner in Casa Noble Tequila

Guitar god Carlos Santana has joined Casa Noble Tequila as a part owner in the brand and a member of its board of directors. The move came as a...more

Posted: July 15, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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Management Changes at Davidoff

On the eve of the cigar industry's largest trade show, and less than two months into the tenure of its new head of global operations, the Oettinger...more

Posted: July 14, 2011    By David Savona


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Mass. Governor Rejects Cigar Bar Preservation Measure

Boston cigar bars are back in the firing line. A provision attached to the Massachusetts state budget that sought to protect cigar bars from being...more

Posted: July 13, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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Lounges of Distinction

Smoking lounges sponsored by cigar brands are opening virtually everywhere

Posted: July 12, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Texas Fails to Pass Smoking Ban—Twice

Twice nanny state lawmakers in Texas attempted to pass a statewide smoking ban in the most recent legislative session, and twice they...more

Posted: July 11, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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New Gin from the Makers of Ketel One

The Netherlands' Nolet Distillery, which America knows better for its small-batch Ketel One vodka, is rolling out Nolet's Silver Dry Gin. The spirit...more

Posted: July 8, 2011    By Jack Bettridge


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General Releasing Its First C.A.O. Brand

When the news broke that General Cigar Co. would be incorporating C.A.O., everyone had the same questions: Would General change existing blends?...more

Posted: July 7, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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A Personal Casa de Tabaco from La Flor Dominicana

Casa de Tabacos, the structures that protect cigar tobacco after harvest during the crucial curing process, can be gorgeous things. But cigar smokers...more

Posted: July 7, 2011    By David Savona


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Giant Siglo Humidor Fails to Sell at London Auction

The ripping up of a Fuente Fuente OpusX Double Corona was an unlikely end to a cigar auction, but somehow it felt right. The audience sighed in...more

Posted: July 6, 2011    By Nick Hammond


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Tax Cap for Connecticut

Connecticut has capped its cigar tax at 50 cents per...more

Posted: July 5, 2011    By David Savona


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The Kandahar Koughers

Every Friday, a cloud of smoke laced with fine dust rolls across Kandahar, Afghanistan. It isn't from mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles...more

Posted: July 4, 2011    By Stephen B. Roach


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Kick Off Your Summer with Saison

Summer's here and so we thought it appropriate to explore a historical Belgian beer style that's gaining a reputation here in the United States as a...more

Posted: July 1, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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New Room 101 Cigars on the Way

Room 101, the new cigar brand from Camacho Cigars that was made in partnership with L.A. jeweler Matt Booth, has some new sizes coming soon. The...more

Posted: June 30, 2011    By David Savona


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Gansevoort Park Hotel, New York City

We strode in, cigars in hand and raring to enjoy alfresco smoking at the very trendy and undeniably beautiful rooftop bar at the new Gansevoort Hotel...more

Posted: June 30, 2011    By David Savona / Jack Bettridge


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Cigar Auction Features Custom Siglo Humidor

The Summer Auction of Vintage, Rare and Mature Cuban Cigars will be held at Boisdale Canary Wharf on July 4, with the star lot seemingly a...more

Posted: June 29, 2011    By Nick Hammond


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New York Cigar Tax Cap Bill Falls Short

The New York State Assembly closed its 2011 session before it could vote on a bill that called for the state excise tax on a single premium cigar to...more

Posted: June 28, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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Say Hello To My Little Humidor!

Scarface, starring Al Pacino, has taken on cult status, and as the 30th anniversary of the 1983 film approaches, Universal has turned to humidor...more

Posted: June 27, 2011    By David Savona


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