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Drew Estate Cigars : The Rebirth of Cigars announced it is expanding availability of its Herrera Esteli Connecticut Broa...
06/08/2020
Drew Estate Releases Herrera Esteli Lanceros

Drew Estate Cigars : The Rebirth of Cigars announced it is expanding availability of its Herrera Esteli Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero Tienda Exclusiva , a lengthy, wrapper-prominent cigar that was initially launched four years ago.

Wrapped in Connecticut Broadleaf, the smoke blends a Brazilian Mata Fina binder with a mix of Nicaraguan filler.

Spark a cigar and enjoy one of these summer classics, wherever you may be.
06/08/2020
5 Classic Summer Cocktails

Spark a cigar and enjoy one of these summer classics, wherever you may be.

Warm weather calls for entertaining with refreshing and vibrant drinks.

Which Connecticut tobacco leaf are you the biggest fan of: shade, broadleaf or Havana?
06/08/2020
Connecticut Wrapper

Which Connecticut tobacco leaf are you the biggest fan of: shade, broadleaf or Havana?

The Connecticut River Valley is home to two major types of cigar tobacco, shade and broadleaf, and one very minor type known as Havana.

It’s a few years late, but the 2017 Regional Edition La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra has finally made it to the United...
06/07/2020
Regional La Gloria Cubana Comes to the U.K.

It’s a few years late, but the 2017 Regional Edition La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra has finally made it to the United Kingdom.

Only 6,000 numbered boxes have been produced, for a total of 60,000 cigars.

Davidoff Cigars has gone into its archives and resurrected a limited-edition perfecto first released in 2002. Made with ...
06/07/2020
Davidoff Brings Back Special 53 Perfecto For Limited Time

Davidoff Cigars has gone into its archives and resurrected a limited-edition perfecto first released in 2002. Made with only Dominican tobacco, the Special 53 Capa Dominicana will be available once again on July 1.

According to Davidoff, the wrapper has been aged for 10 years, the San Vicente binder for eight years and the filler—a mélange of San Vicente, Piloto Cubano and Olor—for up to six-and-a-half years.

Cigar factories have reopened their doors, and cigars are once again flowing into distribution channels. Many have also ...
06/07/2020
Cigar Factories Around The World Reopen After Closing For Pandemic

Cigar factories have reopened their doors, and cigars are once again flowing into distribution channels. Many have also instituted changes to keep their workers safe.

In the past few weeks, cigar companies have made great strides toward getting back to normal.

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to close down its business interests in Cuba. According to t...
06/06/2020
Marriott Hotels Being Forced To Leave Cuba

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to close down its business interests in Cuba. According to the company, it has until August 31 to end its operation of the Four Points by Sheraton Havana Hotel.

The Four Points was “the first American hotel to welcome guests to the island nation since the 1959 revolution,” according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

Here are 15 high-scoring, budget-friendly cigars from our tasting database. They've all been rated recently, scored at l...
06/06/2020
15 Cigars Under $8 For the Summer

Here are 15 high-scoring, budget-friendly cigars from our tasting database. They've all been rated recently, scored at least 88 points and cost under $8.

Between February and April of this year, we reviewed a total of 216 cigars between our Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider tastings. Here is a selection of budget-friendly cigars to try over the…

Cigar shops around the country were ransacked last weekend during some of the nation’s many riots that have come with a ...
06/06/2020
Amid the Riots, Vandals Ransack Cigar Shops

Cigar shops around the country were ransacked last weekend during some of the nation’s many riots that have come with a portion of the protests responding to the death of George Floyd.

The Lone Wolf Cigar Co. in Santa Monica, California was one of the cigar shops ransacked last weekend during one of the nation’s many simultaneous riots that’s come with some of the protests responding to the death of…

Aganorsa Leaf is adding a new size to Supreme Leaf, a brand that debuted last year with only one size and a vibrant colo...
06/06/2020
Aganorsa Adds Supreme Leaf Toro, Casa Fernandez Aniversario Returns

Aganorsa Leaf is adding a new size to Supreme Leaf, a brand that debuted last year with only one size and a vibrant color scheme. The company is also going to begin shipping this year’s version of Casa Fernandez Aniversario.

The company plans to ship the Nicaraguan cigars in July.

Cigar factories have reopened their doors, and cigars are once again flowing into distribution channels. Many have also ...
06/05/2020
Cigar Factories Around The World Reopen After Closing For Pandemic

Cigar factories have reopened their doors, and cigars are once again flowing into distribution channels. Many have also instituted changes to keep their workers safe.

In the past few weeks, cigar companies have made great strides toward getting back to normal.

Cigars may be one of the few realms where perfection is possible, and we found an old Cuban cigar that attained a perfec...
06/05/2020
Connoisseur’s Corner: Don Candido Dunhill Selección No. 500

Cigars may be one of the few realms where perfection is possible, and we found an old Cuban cigar that attained a perfect 100 points—and a few gems not too far behind.

This Don Candido scored a perfect 100, rated by our editor and publisher, Marvin R. Shanken.

In 2017, senior contributing editor Gordon Mott joined Cuba's secret expert panel of about 40 smokers to assess four Cub...
06/05/2020
A Seat On Cuba’s Official Tasting Panel

In 2017, senior contributing editor Gordon Mott joined Cuba's secret expert panel of about 40 smokers to assess four Cuban cigars and get an inside look on their highly selective process.

Joining Cuba’s cigar experts to evaluate blends for Havana’s future cigars.

Why does a cigar sometimes make your mouth dry? It might not be from drinking too little water.
06/05/2020
Why Do Cigars Sometimes Make My Mouth Dry?

Why does a cigar sometimes make your mouth dry? It might not be from drinking too little water.

When I smoke a cigar, sometimes it makes my mouth terribly dry. Why is that?

The NBA has just approved a 22-team playoff to restore the 2019-2020 season that could take place at Walt Disney World R...
06/04/2020
Beating the NBA

The NBA has just approved a 22-team playoff to restore the 2019-2020 season that could take place at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, FL. We talked to an NBA bettor in 2014 who can help get you to ready to spark your own victory cigars.

Betting on professional basketball may be daunting for most, but these canny handicappers have made a living from shrewd insights in the NBA

On this day in 1940, Winston Churchill delivered his famous "we shall fight on the beaches" speech, igniting courage aft...
06/04/2020
Smoking And Drinking Like Churchill

On this day in 1940, Winston Churchill delivered his famous "we shall fight on the beaches" speech, igniting courage after the deadly Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo). In 2018, we asked two experts to separate fact from fiction regarding the legendary leader's smoking and drinking habits.

Winston Churchill had a legendary love of cigars and drinks. We asked two experts to examine his taste for the good life, and separate fact from fiction.

They're sleek, efficient and convenient. The reasonably priced Bugatti Lighters use their own disposable fuel pods and f...
06/04/2020
Bugatti Lighters

They're sleek, efficient and convenient. The reasonably priced Bugatti Lighters use their own disposable fuel pods and feature replaceable burner units, so you can solve common malfunctions yourself.

Bugatti solves some lighter glitches.

Compact humidors are great for storing your cigars on a desk or on-the-go. These three range in price, style and functio...
06/04/2020
Compact Humidors

Compact humidors are great for storing your cigars on a desk or on-the-go. These three range in price, style and function.

Cabinet humidors may be the central command stations for connoisseurs with a collection, but don't overlook the convenience of having a few satellite humidors on hand for the office, vacation home or…

When we talked to him in 2015, Richard Overton was the oldest living American veteran of WWII and smoking 12 cigars a da...
06/03/2020
A Cigar Smoking Life

When we talked to him in 2015, Richard Overton was the oldest living American veteran of WWII and smoking 12 cigars a day, a hobby he began nine decades prior. Richard has since passed, but his legend lives on.

Birthday number 109 began as a typical morning for Richard A. Overton. He rose early (3:00 a.m. on this particular day), brewed some coffee, and went to the front porch of his home in East Austin,…

Here are 15 high-scoring, budget-friendly cigars from our tasting database. They've all been rated recently, scored at l...
06/03/2020
15 Cigars Under $8 For the Summer

Here are 15 high-scoring, budget-friendly cigars from our tasting database. They've all been rated recently, scored at least 88 points and cost under $8.

Between February and April of this year, we reviewed a total of 216 cigars between our Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider tastings. Here is a selection of budget-friendly cigars to try over the…

Dion Giolito, founder of Illusione Cigars, may dabble in conspiracy theories, but his true obsession is with quality.
06/03/2020
Master Of Illusione

Dion Giolito, founder of Illusione Cigars, may dabble in conspiracy theories, but his true obsession is with quality.

Did Roosevelt know in advance that Pearl Harbor was going to be attacked? "It's plausible."

It’s a few years late, but the 2017 Regional Edition La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra has finally made it to the United...
06/02/2020
Regional La Gloria Cubana Comes to the U.K.

It’s a few years late, but the 2017 Regional Edition La Gloria Cubana Británicas Extra has finally made it to the United Kingdom.

Only 6,000 numbered boxes have been produced, for a total of 60,000 cigars.

Davidoff Cigars has gone into its archives and resurrected a limited-edition perfecto first released in 2002. Made with ...
06/02/2020
Davidoff Brings Back Special 53 Perfecto For Limited Time

Davidoff Cigars has gone into its archives and resurrected a limited-edition perfecto first released in 2002. Made with only Dominican tobacco, the Special 53 Capa Dominicana will be available once again on July 1.

According to Davidoff, the wrapper has been aged for 10 years, the San Vicente binder for eight years and the filler—a mélange of San Vicente, Piloto Cubano and Olor—for up to six-and-a-half years.

The Lone Wolf Cigar Company in Santa Monica, California and other cigar shops around the country were ransacked over the...
06/02/2020
Amid the Riots, Vandals Ransack Cigar Shops

The Lone Wolf Cigar Company in Santa Monica, California and other cigar shops around the country were ransacked over the weekend during some of the nation’s many riots that have come with a portion of the protests responding to the death of George Floyd.

The Lone Wolf Cigar Co. in Santa Monica, California was ransacked two nights ago during one of the nation’s many simultaneous riots that’s come with some of the protests responding to the death of…

Most of the Cuban factory names for your favorite cigar sizes are quite unlike their familiar market names.
06/02/2020
What's a Cuban Cigar Factory Name?

Most of the Cuban factory names for your favorite cigar sizes are quite unlike their familiar market names.

Cuban cigars vitolas are referenced in two terms, the factory name and also the market name.

The new Supreme Leaf Toro measures 6 inches by 54 ring gauge and is rolled with the same, all-Nicaraguan blend as the or...
06/01/2020
Aganorsa Adds Supreme Leaf Toro, Casa Fernandez Aniversario Returns

The new Supreme Leaf Toro measures 6 inches by 54 ring gauge and is rolled with the same, all-Nicaraguan blend as the original.

Aganorsa Leaf is adding a new size to Supreme Leaf and is also going to begin shipping this year’s version of Casa Fernandez Aniversario.

Sometimes you want the gentle touch of a soft-flame lighter. At others, a powerful torch is the only answer. Le Grand S....
06/01/2020
Le Grand S.T. Dupont

Sometimes you want the gentle touch of a soft-flame lighter. At others, a powerful torch is the only answer. Le Grand S.T. Dupont offers both.

The stylish lighters are available in a variety of colors.

This summer, Macanudo Inspirado will be getting a vibrant new color and blend: Green. Covered in a dark wrapper from Bra...
05/31/2020
Macanudo Inspirado Goes Green With Brazilian Wrapper

This summer, Macanudo Inspirado will be getting a vibrant new color and blend: Green. Covered in a dark wrapper from Brazil, Macanudo Inspirado Green is the first of Macanudo Cigars made with Brazilian tobacco.

This Macanudo Inspirado is the fourth rendition of its name, after orange, black and white, and red.

Joya de Nicaragua Cigars will soon ship more boxes of its 92-point Número Uno, a cigar once rolled only for Nicaraguan a...
05/31/2020
New Batch of Joya de Nicaragua’s Número Uno Hitting Stores Soon, Along with New Size

Joya de Nicaragua Cigars will soon ship more boxes of its 92-point Número Uno, a cigar once rolled only for Nicaraguan ambassadors but released on a wider scale last year. Fans can also try a new, larger Churchill format.

Joya de Nicaragua will soon ship more boxes of its 92-point Número Uno, a cigar once rolled only for Nicaraguan ambassadors but released on a wider scale last year. Fans can also try a new, larger…

The newest issue of Wine Spectator is on newsstands now. The issue guides us to the newest and best experiences that Nap...
05/31/2020
Napa & Sonoma: Planning a Visit | Wine Spectator

The newest issue of Wine Spectator is on newsstands now. The issue guides us to the newest and best experiences that Napa and Sonoma have to offer and explains how these regions have risen to challenges like Coronavirus in the past. That and more, out now. https://bit.ly/3dh4Q6u

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As a special incentive, Drew Estate Cigars : The Rebirth of Cigars will be shipping the new Liga Privada Unico Serie Yea...
05/31/2020
Drew Estate To Ship Year of the Rats for Virtual Events

As a special incentive, Drew Estate Cigars : The Rebirth of Cigars will be shipping the new Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat to Drew Diplomat retailers hosting virtual events, starting on June 1.

Drew Estate canceled its Barn Smoker events, but planned virtual cigar events in their places.

The annual InterTabac cigar and tobacco convention, which is normally held in Dortmund, Germany, has been postponed due ...
05/30/2020
InterTabac Trade Show Postponed Due to Covid-19

The annual InterTabac cigar and tobacco convention, which is normally held in Dortmund, Germany, has been postponed due to the risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The company behind the InterTabac trade show isn’t taking any chances.

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