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2018 CA Report: Thanksgiving Cigars - Different Smokes for Different Folks

Just as there are many tasty food choices for Thanksgiving dinner, not every dish suits every palate; the same goes for your Turkey Day smokes. See our top hand-rolled premium picks for Thanksgiving cigars that will satisfy every kind of smoker on your holiday guest list!
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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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2018 CA Report: The Essential Cigar Advisor Guide to Perdomo Cigars

Take a virtual tasting tour of the Perdomo Cigars portfolio, as we pore over a baker's dozen of their quintessential blends: see tasting notes and reviews for EVERYTHING - from the uber-popular Champagne and Craft Series to their top shelf selections, and discover the Perdomo cigars that suit your taste.
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CA Report: Top New Cigars - Rocky Patel Edition (Nov. 3 2018)

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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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2018 CA Report: The Essential Cigar Advisor Guide to Davidoff Cigars

When it comes to super-premiums, Davidoff cigars are without peer. See this Tasting Guide for reviews of 11 cigars from Davidoff's prolific assortment of line extensions, including their Winston Churchill selections – and find the Davidoff cigar that's right for you.
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2018 CA Report: 10 of the Best Cuban Sandwich Cigars

Referred to in the trade as a "Cuban Sandwich," these are handmade cigars rolled with a blend that consists mostly of short and medium length filler tobaccos. And guess what else? A lot of these cigars are every bit as flavorful and satisfying as long filler cigars. So, let's look in more detail. . .
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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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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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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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