My Weekend Cigar: Oliva Cain Maduro Robusto cacover

My Weekend Cigar: Oliva Cain Maduro Robusto

Like it’s brother, the Oliva Cain Maduro Robusto is rolled to a 5″ x 50 with a triple-fermented, “straight ligero” core, but the wrapper is a dark, oily…

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My Weekend Cigar: nub Cameroon 460 cacover

My Weekend Cigar: nub Cameroon 460

Pairing it with what remained of my bottle of Tapeña 2007 Granacha, the cigar lit perfectly and burned clean and firm, despite a small wrapper tear tha…

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My Weekend Cigar: CAO La Traviata “Divino” and Quesada Ltd. Edition 35th Anniversary cacover

My Weekend Cigar: CAO La Traviata “Divino” and Quesada Ltd. Edition 35th Anniversary

On Saturday, I sampled the 5″ x 50 CAO La Traviata “Divina.

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IPCPR New Orleans 2009 Wrap-Up cacover

IPCPR New Orleans 2009 Wrap-Up

Working in the business has been a joyride, but meeting these manufacturers face-to-face is easily among my favorite all-time cigar experiences.

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Cigar Advisor’s Best Cigars of 2008 cacover

Cigar Advisor’s Best Cigars of 2008

Of course, we wish we could have sampled all of the new cigars that debuted last year, but it just wasn’t possible.

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IPCPR Trade Show 2008 Preview: Cigars to Watch cacover

IPCPR Trade Show 2008 Preview: Cigars to Watch

I’m really looking forward to this year’s show because some great-tasting new cigars, several of which have already reached cigar store shelves, will ge…

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Cigar Aficionado Announces their “Top 25 Cigars of 2007” cacover

Cigar Aficionado Announces their “Top 25 Cigars of 2007”

Gary gives his take on Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s Top 25 Cigars of 2007

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Cigar Show Review: Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke-New York 2006 cacover

Cigar Show Review: Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke-New York 2006

Gary tells you all about the 2006 New York City Big Smoke by Cigar Aficionado Magazine

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