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From the Lounge: Fuente's Camp David Meeting

Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado, reminisces with Carlos Fuente Jr. about the first time they met at Camp David in the Dominican Republic.

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Heading to Buffalo for Alpha PleasureFest on the Water

Cigar Dave's invasion of Buffalo for the Cigar Dave Alpha PleasureFest on the Water presented by Gurkha Cigars has begun. Join us 12-2pm ET on the Cigar Dave Mobile...

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From the Lounge: A Family Business

Carlos Fuente Jr., owner of Arturo Fuente Cigars, and his daughter Liana Fuente speak on their decision to enter the family business of making cigars.

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Introducing Punch Diablo.

Brothers and sisters, the time has come.Lend thee thy ears, for I, the one and only Mr. Punch, am about to bestow upon ye the finest cigar thine palates have...

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Xikar Lighters at IPCPR 2018

Cigar Dave gives you a behind the scenes look at the Xikar lighters booth at the 2018 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers convention in Las Vegas, NV.

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From the Lounge: Fuente's Nicaragua Plan

Carlos Fuente Jr., owner of Arturo Fuente Cigars, discusses why he is returning to his roots by building a new cigar factory in Nicaragua.

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Introducing Punch Diablo

Nothing gets in the way between Mr. Punch and his cigar. Watch as the fiery competition unfolds for Punch's darkest blend yet.

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2018 IPCPR Convention Walk Through

Cigar Dave takes you inside the 2018 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Convention in Las Vegas, NV. This convention isn't open to the public so the only chance you...

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Cattle Baron Cigars at 2018 IPCPR

Cigar Dave visits the Cattle Baron Cigars booth at the 2018 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Convention in Las Vegas, NV. You get an insiders look at the booth...

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No. 1 Cigar of 2017

Executive editor David Savona and senior editor Gregory Mottola smoke and discuss the Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Eye of the Shark, the number one cigar of 2017.

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No. 2 Cigar of 2017

Executive editor David Savona and senior editor Gregory Mottola smoke and discuss the Padrón Serie 1926 No. 2 Natural, the number two cigar of 2017.

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No. 3 Cigar of 2017

Senior editor Gregory Mottola and associate editor Andrew Nagy smoke and discuss the Oliva Serie V Belicoso, the number three cigar of 2017.

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BREAKING NEWS From Mr. Punch and Punch Brand Cigars

Mr. Punch talks about his latest cigar release from Punch Brand Cigars - Punch Diablo.

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Punch Cigars Presents: Journey to the Dark Side

Get ready to experience the dark side of Punch. A collaboration with A.J. Fernandez, Punch Diablo features a forbidden blend of fine tobaccos ready to tempt your senses. The result...

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If you’re a fan of Aganorsa Leaf tobacco, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the HVC brand name. We put the HVC San Isidro, which is made at the...

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In this packed episode of the podcast, the Cigar Snob Team smokes Vegas Cubanas by Don Pepín García (except Nick, who still has a cold) and talks about Nicaragua, North...

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Our office got a visit from Erik Espinosa, the founder of Espinosa Cigars, which is known for brands like Laranja, 601, and Murcielago.

As long as he was here, we figured...

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We reached into the Vault for Humo Jaguar cigars by Plasencia, which were distributed only briefly back in 2011.

We also remember Anthony Bourdain the day the world learned of the...

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Need a friend who can join you for motorcycle rides and improve your golf game? Stick around to the end of the podcast for more information on Trumpy Bear!

In the...

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Punch Cigars Presents: The Mystery of Bigfoot

The year was 1967. To celebrate his 305th birthday, Mr. Punch did what so many others do... hang out with their favorite pro wrestler and concoct a plan that would...

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Punch Cigars Presents: Apollo 18

Against NASA protocol, Mr. Punch embarks on the little known Apollo 18 mission. In the process, he makes a few discoveries, finds some new friends and, ultimately, saves the world.

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