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Cigar Spotlight: Jaime Garcia Reserva
May 2, 2015

Cigar Spotlight: Jaime Garcia Reserva

By  •  General, Cigar

Jaime Garcia is the master blender of My Father cigars, one of the highest-rated brands in the industry. He is the son of the well-respected Jose “Pepin” Garcia who was …
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Cigar Spotlight: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970
May 1, 2015

Cigar Spotlight: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño 1970

By  •  General, Cigar

When the Cuban Embargo went into effect in 1961, most cigar manufacturers outside of Cuba were ill-prepared for the loss of their supply of Cuban tobacco. A few, like Fuente, …
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Cigar Lighting Do’s and Don’ts
April 23, 2015

Cigar Lighting Do’s and Don’ts

By  •  Cigar

Getting a cigar going on the right foot (wait, they only have one foot!) is important. We mean getting it properly lighted is a vital step in enjoying a relaxing …
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Fermenting Maduro Wrappers
April 1, 2015

Fermenting Maduro Wrappers

By  •  General, Cigar

If you love a great maduro, you might be interested to know a bit more about the wrappers. Here’s a look at how they are fermented differently than natural wrappers.


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Cigar Spotlight: Oliva Serie V
February 17, 2015

Cigar Spotlight: Oliva Serie V

By  •  General, Cigar

The Serie V is one of Oliva’s top brands with the core cigars and several extensions including the Maduro Especial and the impressive Serie V Melanio in natural and maduro …
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Cigar Size and the Difference it Makes
February 2, 2015

Cigar Size and the Difference it Makes

By  •  Cigar

As you likely know, cigars have two dimensions that are generally listed in the sales details. Length is given in inches such as 5.5 or 5 ½. Centimeters may be …
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Cigar Spotlight: L’Atelier
February 2, 2015

Cigar Spotlight: L’Atelier

By  •  Cigars, Cigar

While it is true that these cigars have only been out a couple of years, it still bears mentioning that every significant L’Atelier cigar review has rated them at least …
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Close but No Cigar!
February 1, 2015

Close but No Cigar!

By  •  General, Cigar

How many times have you used that phrase “Close but no cigar”? It’s not heard quite as often as it was in your granddad’s day, but everyone still knows what …
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How to Choose a Cigar and Beverage Pairing
January 13, 2015

How to Choose a Cigar and Beverage Pairing

By  •  Cigar

The best cigar and beverage pairings have the magic of improving the flavor of each, like rich coffee and your favorite dessert.

There’s an art to selecting a good pairing …
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Cigar Spotlight: Rocky Patel Decade
December 11, 2014

Cigar Spotlight: Rocky Patel Decade

By  •  General, Cigar

The Decade is one of the highest rated of all the smokes created by Rocky Patel and his team. The name celebrates the tenth anniversary of the company, and it …
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