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While veins may not be pretty to look at, they can be full of flavor. The stems, too. At the center of each tobacco leaf is a thick, linear structure known as a midrib, i.e. a …
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The mystique behind Fuente Fuente OpusX has endured for 25 years since its birth in 1995. We compiled a list of 10 facts that will shed some light on the cigar brand that became a …
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Every cigar that appears in the tasting section of Cigar Aficionado or Cigar Insider is rated blind, removing any prejudice or brand familiarity a taster might have.
A Curious Collection of Cult Cigars
Some of the industry’s offbeat cigars have gained a serious cult following over the years in much the same way cult movies attract a small, yet passionate fan base.
What's a Cuban Cigar Factory Name?
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Cohiba—15 Fascinating Facts About Cuba’s Most Famous Cigar Brand
Here are 15 facts you may not know about Cohiba, Cuba's most popular cigar brand.
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Thinking about joining a cigar of the month club? Not all clubs offer the same perks, benefits and selection of cigars.