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A Q&A With Cigar Veteran Eladio Diaz And Luis Torres of Freud Cigar Co.

A Q&A With Cigar Veteran Eladio Diaz And Luis Torres of Freud Cigar Co.

Veteran cigarmaker and tobacco man Eladio Diaz and Freud Cigar Co. owner Luis Torres recently paid a visit to Cigar Aficionado headquarters in New York City for a Q&A.

January 10, 2023
A Q&A With Zander-Greg Founder Arthur Berberian

A Q&A With Zander-Greg Founder Arthur Berberian

Cigar Insider’s Greg Mottola sat down with Arthur Berberian to talk about his distribution business and how it fits into the bigger picture of premium cigars.

November 22, 2022
The Magazine That Almost Didn’t Happen

The Magazine That Almost Didn’t Happen

The untold story of Marvin R. Shanken’s original cigar plan, and how it would have kept him from founding Cigar Aficionado 30 years ago.

November 18, 2022
A Conversation With Rocky Patel

A Conversation With Rocky Patel

Rocky Patel, 61, has cemented his legacy as a winning cigarmaker. He began selling cigars in the most modest of ways back in 1995, in the middle of the 1990s cigar boom. Now, …

July 21, 2022
Keepers of the Clock

Keepers of the Clock

For 127 years the Newmans have been making cigars. Now, America’s oldest family-owned cigar company opens its headquarters in Tampa, Florida, for tours.

February 2, 2022
The Father-And-Son Cigar Team

The Father-And-Son Cigar Team

The father-son team that oversees London’s Davidoff store.

May 11, 2021

the good life

As The NFL Playoffs Begin We Look Back At Our Predictions From This Fall

As The NFL Playoffs Begin We Look Back At Our Predictions From This Fall

With the NFL playoffs set to begin this weekend, the Cigar Aficionado team looked back at Danny Sheridan’s NFL Preview from our September/October issue of 2022.

January 12, 2023
Georgia Brings Out The Cigars After Repeating As National Champions

Georgia Brings Out The Cigars After Repeating As National Champions

The Georgia Bulldogs lit up smokes on the field after winning their second-straight College Football Playoff National Championship in a 65-7 rout over TCU.

January 10, 2023
Joe Burrow And The Cincinnati Bengals Celebrate Sunday’s Victory With Cigars

Joe Burrow And The Cincinnati Bengals Celebrate Sunday’s Victory With Cigars

This past Sunday, Joe Burrow was back at it again, strutting around the Cincinnati Bengals locker room with a large victory cigar hanging from his mouth.

January 9, 2023
Cigar Aficionado’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Cigar Aficionado’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Cigar Aficionado's annual holiday gift guide offers a bevy of shinning items at a wide range of price points for your approval.

November 30, 2022
Cigars And The Turning Of The Civil War

Cigars And The Turning Of The Civil War

A handful of found cigars helped the Union at Antietam, America’s bloodiest battle.

November 18, 2022
Hunter's Prey

Hunter's Prey

Like his Marine sniper hero, the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and prolific novelist  Stephen Hunter pursues his literary quarry with persistence and spot-on accuracy.

November 18, 2022

celebrities

My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

The legendary middle linebacker shares his go-to smoke. 

November 18, 2022
10 Covers To Celebrate

10 Covers To Celebrate

We've had an amazing arrary of covers during our 30-year history. Here are 10 of our favorites.

November 18, 2022
My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

The famous chef's cigar of choice is a former Cigar Aficionado Cigar of the Year, can you guess which one?

November 18, 2022
My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Actor Edwin Lee Gibson likes to pair his cigars wtih a single-malt and sometimes a bit of writing. He shared his smoke of choice with Cigar Aficionado.

November 18, 2022
Remembering The Interviews

Remembering The Interviews

Marvin R. Shanken has interviewed a host of fascinating people from all walks of life throughout the magazine’s 30-year history, here are all of his interviews that have become …

November 18, 2022
My Favorite Cigar

My Favorite Cigar

Joe Gurrera, the owner of the popular gourmet market chain Citarella, still finds time to smoke a particular favorite cigar.

November 18, 2022