Looking for tips and tricks to better enjoy your cigars – or want answers about smoking? We have them: learn about trunk- and box-press cigars.
When it comes to winter weather, being prepared and having the proper tools can mean the difference between getting there and getting screwed. Automotive journalist and Cigar Advisor contributor Bob Long has scoured the SUV landscape and made 5 picks (with some bonus material) to not only handle everything Old Man Winter has to offer, but with a hearty “in yo' face” as you blast through the snow drifts. Slip behind the wheel and snow doesn't stand a chance – these SUVs will make winter your bitch.
Six time Best Selling Author Larry Winget is known as the World's Infamous Irritational Speaker, a guy who motivates with a steel-toed size 12 to the rear, because let's face it, that's what so many of us really need most. And as usual, this article certainly doesn't mince words as Larry gives us some much needed insight into his new book entitled Grow a Pair. It's about taking charge of your life and your destiny by realizing that YOU are in control and you should never compromise your principles. Get ready for a wild ride on the Winget train.
Author and CigarAdvisor.com contributor, Mark McGinty, reprises some of the characters from his book The Cigar Maker, in Part I of this month’s feature entitled, “The Slow and Graceful Death of the Tobacco Leaf.” The story begins in 1901 Cuba with Paolo Renteria, a successful tobacco grower who learns that his brother, Armando, has been murdered and their most profitable factory has been burned to the ground during a violent tobacco workers strike in Ybor City. Paolo must go to Tampa and find out what the motive was for his brother’s untimely death.
Pop culture historian, author, and smut maven, Jim Linderman, gives readers an historical “peek” at something that cigar smokers are all too familiar with-sexy women promoting cigars and other tobacco products. Has this type of marketing gone beyond the message and made “the cigar” more than just a cigar? “There are those with a particular quirky love for cigars and unclad women, but then I suppose there is a fetish for virtually everything,” writes Linderman. To see how women like fetish model Dita Von Teese, Betty Grable, and Bonnie Parker
“Wanted: male and female warriors willing to fight to the death in an ancient Roman game of sport. No prior experience necessary; helmets, weapons provided.” At least, that's how the ad should read…Take a day full of classes at Scuola Gladiatori Roma, the only genuine gladiator school in the world. Contributor Ben Robinson straps on his helmet and leads you through Mortal Combat 101 in the Coliseum. Win, and the glory of Rome is yours; lose, and be fed to the lions. And they're hungry as hell.
For a certain few adults (and we use that term loosely) Halloween is just a whole lot more fun. Every year our esteemed Editor at Large, Tommy Zman makes a day of it by turning the table on trick or treaters and their moms by dressing up as the cigar chomping, scotch swilling ghoul that he really is. His boorish antics have become the talk of the town every October 31st, making him a sort of urban legend amongst the locals. Politically incorrect is an understatement, as Zman always has the last laugh – and you will too.
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Despite popular portrayals, Christopher Columbus was neither a benevolent explorer nor genocidal tyrant – at least not totally. The truth is that Columbus was a complicated character, and the circumstances surrounding his voyages were equally complicated. More importantly, as a cigar lover, you should know that Columbus and his men were the first to discover natives smoking tobacco, and brought the practice back to mainland Europe.