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#nowsmoking: Fratello Oro Corona

The Fratello Oro Corona offers a creamy, anytime-of-day smoke teeming with notes of cedar, spice and white pepper.
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2018 CA REPORT: The 2018 Cigar Journal Trophy Award Cigars

It’s the 2018 Cigar Journal Cigar Trophies: Read as we reveal to you – and give our take on - the winners for "Best Brand," "Best Cigar," "Best Value" and more, along with a few reasons why each cigar earned its trophy.
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Cigars 101

5 Things You Need to Know About… Whiskey and Cigars

This relationship actually runs pretty deep…so I'm sharing 5 Things I learned that bond whiskey and cigars together: how cigarmaking dovetails with distilling, why a smoke is a natural fit with a pour of whiskey by its side, and what else these indulgences have in common.
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CA Happy Hour: Kris Pinot Grigio & Romeo y Julieta Montague Cigar Pairing

Another twist in our boozy cigar pairings: a pale Pinot Grigio and a swarthy RyJ Montague. You may be thinking, "White wine with a dark cigar...does that even work?" Indeed, it does - and not just because we said so. Read the pairing info inside to see how!
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Cigar Ratings & Reviews

#nowsmoking: Indomina by AJ Fernandez Robusto

Superb craftsmanship. Good smoke volume and excellent burn. A super-snappy treat for spice hounds...read more now!
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2018 CA Report: How Master Blenders Create the Flavor Profiles in Cigars

There are certain base flavors we get from cigars like coffee, wood, pepper and chocolate...then there are deeper notes, such as cinnamon, citrus, dark fruits, and more. Zman spoke to several expert cigar makers to learn how they go about creating a cigar’s "flavor profile," and which tobaccos bring about those certain flavors on the palate.
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CA Review Panel: La Gloria Cubana Esteli Cigar Review (Video)

La Gloria Cubana Estelí cigar is a more full-flavored take on the classic La Gloria Cubana cigars, heightening the flavor and character of the brand’s original "white box" blend. Here's what the Cigar Advisors thought of it. . .
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2018 CA REPORT: The Ultimate Guide to the Newest Fad in Nicaraguan Cigars

Remember when shoulder pads and mullets were cool? Yeah, trends are great short term, but the Nicaraguan cigar trend is going to last and here’s why. While Nicaragua has been producing some of the finest tobaccos in the world since the 1960’s, it’s been on a naming kick lately. In just the last 5 years, over 25 new cigars were released with ‘Nicaragua’ or ‘Esteli’ in their names alone. So how do we navigate the waters of this rising trend?
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