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2018 CA REPORT: Best New Cigar Accessories for 2018

Looking for the most innovative new cigar accessories? We’ve combed the market for the latest must-have cigar tools, from hi-tech hygrometers and smart humidors to LED lighters and more… if you’re ready to upgrade your cigar gear, consult this guide FIRST – see the list inside!

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CA REPORT: Top New Cigars – Rocky Patel Edition (Nov. 3 2018)

Rocky Patel fans, rejoice: we're back with four great new cigar picks from RP that range from fine and rare to classic reissues...and all of them are bound to be some of your humidor's greatest hits. Check out this week's guide to new cigars now!
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CA Happy Hour: Lagunitas IPA & Montecrusto Relentless Cigar Pairing

A solid Fall pairing: let’s savor these last few weeks of cigar weather by enjoying a cigar with a little extra flair, and kick a beer in there while we’re at it. Monte meets IPA, in this edition of Happy Hour.

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2018 CA REPORT: 10 Top Wedding Cigars

Planning a wedding is a tedious beast, and skipping out on good wedding day cigars is simply a sin. We’ve made finding the right wedding cigars simple – see our list, and your guests will thank you.

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CA HAPPY HOUR: Lagavulin Distillers Edition & CAO Flathead Cigar Pairing

CAO Flathead is practically a household name – and we’ve paired it with one of the best Islay Scotch selections in the world. We’ve got a feeling you’re going to like this one.

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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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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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Sixpoint The Crisp + Montecristo Cigar Pairing

What is a golf cigar? How do you pair a beer with a golf cigar? These questions have kept our greatest scholarly minds up at night for decades, or maybe not. We’re not scientists but the master brewers at Six Point Brewery sure are and they’ve concocted a new classic for the golf course that needs only the complement of a classic Montecristo and the company of friends.

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Agave Underground Anejo Tequila + Oliva Serie V Melanio Cigar Pairing

We’re switching up Happy Hour this week and pairing cigars with tequila – and not the kind with a worm in the bottle, either. We’re talking about that amber colored tequila that’s aged in whiskey barrels, a sipping tequila that pairs just right with the top-rated Melanio by Oliva. See why we picked this booze and cigar pairing – and why you should too!

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5 Things You Need To Know About… Pennsylvania Broadleaf Tobacco

Cheesesteaks, Yuengling (pronounced ying-ling), and potholes the size of moon craters are as Pennsylvanian as it gets – but what about the tobacco? We spent a day at the Drew Estate PA Barn Smoker which, as a life-long Pennsylvanian, led me down the rabbit-hole of what goes into growing and using this heavy tobacco in cigars – and why some say it’s making a comeback.

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