Substance and Style: Discovering the Hidden Pleasures Within

Reading Time: 5 minutes Good design is more than just making something “look nice.” It’s substance benefiting from style. Good design is also honest: it makes a promise, and then delivers. But above all, good design informs the good life. Don’t believe me? Let me ask you this: have you ever stood next to an exotic sports car? I recently had the opportunity to do exactly that during a racing experience with Miami Exotic Auto Racing.
It is an experience I recommend to anyone with a driver’s license and a pulse.

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Are American Companies Stealing Cuban Brands? cacover

Are American Companies Stealing Cuban Brands?

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BY MANUEL RUEDA | ABC NEWS/UNIVISION

Cuba has accused the U.S. of allowing American companies to “blatantly steal” some of the island’s most important brand names, following a court decision over the famous Cohiba cigar brand.

Cigars carrying the name of this well-known brand, which was created in Cuba in the 1960s, have been sold in the U.S. since 1981 by General Cigar Co., an American company based in Richmond, Virginia.

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Fuck Making the List, Make the Legacy

Reading Time: 3 minutes John Waters said,”The only way you change anything is to use bad taste to get somebody to accept something that they didn't before.” Words Jonathan Drew has lived by – on big things, like breaking into the cigar business; little things, like “decorating” the Drew Estate factory; or just hanging around not giving a fuck, and erasing stuff out of his iPhone.

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Cigars… My American Story

Reading Time: 9 minutes When we talk about premium cigars, we think of good times, good friends, good food and even good drinks, but an American story? Not really, but the history of premium cigars in America is full of stories about the American Dream. Moreover, there are very few industries that illustrate the American spirit as well as the Premium Cigar Industry…

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What’s the difference in taste between Parodi, Avanti and De Nobili cigars? cacover

What’s the difference in taste between Parodi, Avanti and De Nobili cigars?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Learning about cigars: What’s the difference in taste between Parodi, Avanti and De Nobili cigars?

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An interview with Sam Leccia of Sam Leccia Cigar Co. cacover

An interview with Sam Leccia of Sam Leccia Cigar Co.

Gary Korb delivers an exclusive interview with Sam Leccia, mastermind behind the Nub and Cain cigars, about his new cigar company and upcoming releases.
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Ashes-to-Ashes: An interview with Lissette Perez-Carrillo of EPC Cigars

Reading Time: 4 minutes Gary interviews Lissette Perez-Carrillo, daughter of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and a key executive in the new boutique cigar company.

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A message from Litto Gomez cacover

A message from Litto Gomez

Reading Time: < 1 minute If we let them cut away with it, they will continue to take away our life.

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Ashes-to-Ashes: An interview with Janny Garcia of My Father Cigars cacover

Ashes-to-Ashes: An interview with Janny Garcia of My Father Cigars

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gary interview Janny Garcia, daughter of Don Pepin Garcia and Executive Vice President of My Father Cigars.

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Who is Don Pepin? cacover

Who is Don Pepin?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The man, the legend, the cigar maker, the cigar. Don Pepin is not only the brand name of quality premium sticks, but he is also the front man for the company El Rey de los Habanos, Inc.

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