From Russia with Luck: Zino Davidoff, the Early Years Pt. II

Reading Time: 7 minutes The image of Zino Davidoff – well-dressed, a Davidoff White Label cigar between his fingers, and that welcoming smile – has become so iconic it conjures up words like “affluence,” “refinement,” and “grace.” As the embodiment of the Davidoff Cigars brand, Zino Davidoff (who passed away in 1994 at the age of 87) was, and still is, the poster boy for “The Good Life.”

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America’s 5 Best Cigar Cities

Reading Time: 4 minutes At a time when the American landscape is becoming less and less “smoker friendly,” there are still a number of cities where cigar lovers can find a haven to partake. Veteran cigar blogger and cigar reviewer, Barry Stein, in his straight-shootin’ style, describes what he believes are the five best American cities to enjoy fine cigars with your fellow cigar-smoking comrades in comfort.

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Wicked Cool Shit – a Cigar Advisor Buying Guide (June 2013)

Reading Time: 6 minutes What happens when you take all the filters off your search engine, and just plug in “awesome”? You get an assortment of items like our Wicked Cool Shit – ten great things that may not change your life, but will leave you better than we found you. This month, it's our “Travel & Booze” edition – ways to get there, and ways to enjoy a cold one once you've arrived.

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Golf Gear

Reading Time: 3 minutes Arnold Palmer once said, “I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s golf game: It’s called an eraser.” While we're not about to screw with Arnie's logic – the man's got a drink named after him, for gods sakes – there's more than one way to do it. And it's all in the Cigar Advisor Golf Gear Guide! It's high-tech you can use. Drivers, irons, hybrids, putters and threads…what you need to help lower your score, and look good doing it.

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Stem to Stern: Best Boat Buys Under 200k

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our inner pirate found a boat pro and said, “Cap'n, we've scraped together 200 grand and want you to find us a couple of killer boats to sail the high seas.” Sure, it's a fantasy – but our captain's picks are not. If you're in the market for a boat, or even in fantasy land like us – come sail away with Cigar Advisor and see the vessels that would even make Blackbeard jealous.

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Corojo Wrapper Leaf: Then & Now

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sought for its robust flavor and complexity, the Corojo leaf was developed during the 1930’s by Diego Rodriguez in Cuba’s famed Vuelta Abajo tobacco-growing region. Using selective breeding, Rodriguez created the Corojo seed from the Criollo seed. This month we take a closer look at the origins of this flavorful leaf whose name comes from the Santa Ines del Corojo Vega, a.k.a. the “El Corojo” plantation, not far from the town of San Luis y Martinez in Pinar del Rio.

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Social Media & Cigars: The Perfect Pairing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jeremy Yow investigates the role of social media in the world of premium cigars. Like many niches, social media is actually expanding the industry as a whole and connecting us to a whole new crowd of people that has been otherwise untouched in the past. Consumers can find out about new cigars being produced, the latest news, reviews, forum conversations, contests, and retailer specials and stock with a few clicks of a button or touch screen.

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Choosing the Right Necktie Knot

When it comes to men's style, simplicity is the name of the game. Broadly speaking, we're just not...
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The Indianapolis 500: An American Kaleidoscope

Reading Time: 2 minutes Racing – there's nothing more 'merica. Whether it's tailgating with beers and brats, or brie and burgundy in the luxury box – everyone hits the Brickyard to witness 33 cars doing 225 mph. And the race is just half the spectacle. We've saved you a seat inside the world's largest sporting venue, for the world's largest single-day spectator sporting event: the Indy 500.

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From Russia with Luck: Zino Davidoff, the Early Years Pt. I

Reading Time: 7 minutes The image of Zino Davidoff – well-dressed, a Davidoff White Label cigar between his fingers, and that welcoming smile – has become so iconic it conjures up words like “affluence,” “refinement,” and “grace.” As the embodiment of the Davidoff Cigars brand, Zino Davidoff (who passed away in 1994 at the age of 87) was, and still is, the poster boy for “The Good Life.”

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