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Traveling Road Show For Cigar Retailers

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Oliva Cigar Co., Alec Bradley Cigar Co., and Crowned Heads have partnered together to host The Traveling Road Show 2020 that will be held in fifteen...
The 2020 editions of two of the country’s most well-known and well-attended cigar events won’t be happening due to ongoing concerns about public health safety amidst the ongoing spread of...

J.C. Newman Announces Updated Logo

In celebration of J.C. Newman’s 125th anniversary, the Newman family is introducing a new logo and branding. “With our new branding, we have kept the historic J.C. Newman Cigar Co....
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When the 2020 PCA Convention & Trade Show was canceled many alernative ideas emerged about whether there would be some sort of alternative event, now four companies are proposing a...
We have the 10 highest-rated Connecticut cigars you’ll find for less than a ten-spot. Check out the list and see which ones made the cut!
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Stunning Results at CSWC „Stay Strong“-Season

During the global lockdown the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) qualifiers are being held in a new format called “Stay Strong”.

New Xikar Triple Soft-Flame Lighter

Xikar announced that the new Meridian triple-soft-flame lighter is now shipping to retailers.

Steve Saka Announces 2020 Releases on Flavor Odyssey

On a special guest appearance for Flavor Odyssey, Cigar Dojo’s pairings-based live show, Steve Saka revealed a clever sampler release for his Sobremesa Brûlée brand, as well as hints for...

Kaizad Hansotia Resigns as Chairman of Gurkha

Kaizad Hansotia has resigned as the chairman of Gurkha Cigar Group, Inc. His resignation comes after a tumultuous week in regards to statements made on his personal social media accounts...
The World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body has issued a ruling supporting Australia’s tobacco plain packaging requirements and dismissing claims made by the Dominican Republic and Honduras that they imposed an...

Prestigious European Award for Don Duco

For his long-term study of and commitment to the history of the pipe and the culture of pipe smoking, Don Duco has been granted the prestigious European Heritage Award, or...

XIKAR Ships Meridian Soft Flame Lighter

XIKAR’s new triple soft flame lighter is now off to stores. Quality Importers Trading Co., the parent of XIKAR, has announced that it has begun shipping the XIKAR Meridian. The...

CA Report: Top New Cigars & Accessories (June 8 2020)

The only things we love as much as new cigars are some new toys - this time, it's a load of Jet Line lighters that have made their way in...

Weekly News (June 8, 2020)

News AGANORSA Leaf Adds Supreme Leaf Toro Casa Fernandez Aniversario Returns in July Casa Turrent Ships New 1880 Lines to Retailers Cavalier Genève Adds Distribution in Angola Davidoff Special >...
Do you have a Dad? Does he smoke cigars? If so, we’ve got 30+ Father’s Day cigar gift ideas that’ll go over way better than another beer koozie. Check it...
Scandinavian Tobacco Group has announced the passing of Hector Vanegas, the company’s manufacturing manager for its operations at STG Estelí in Nicaragua. “Hector was a true gentleman,” said Régis Broersma,...
For a limited time, there will be a special version of the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño that can also double as a classic game. The Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Shut...

Weekly News (June 1, 2020)

News Alec Bradley Adding Four Regional Editions Altadis U.S.A. Ships Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Camacho Liberty 2020 Heads to Stores Cavalier Genève Now Available in Norway CRAFT 2020...

Drew Estate creates Barn Smoker Goodwill Act of 2020

Drew Estate announced the cancellation of the 2020 Barn Smoker season due to ongoing health concerns surrounding COVID-19.  Additionally, Drew Estate creates the “Barn Smoker Goodwill Act of 2020.”

How To Handle A Negative Review

I’ve had a myriad of responses to less-than-great cigar reviews over the years. What do YOU think is the right way to handle it?
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Craftsman’s Bench Double Blade Cutter

More than two decades ago, J.C. Newman introduced the Craftsman’s Bench line of cigar accessories and released the first version of its version of a classic guillotine cutter, the Craftsman’s Bench...

Quick Jabs with Mr. Punch

For the inaugural episode of Quick Jabs with me, Mr. Punch, I sat down with Rick Rodriguez, the master blender for CAO cigars, to ask all the important questions. Crack...

InterTabac 2020 has been canceled

Due to the worldwide Covid 19 pandemic, InterTabac 2020 will not take place this year (in the usual form).
Blessed be this wonderful lounge in the bosom of America’s heartland, Ashland, Kentucky. If you need a smoky treat while driving down Interstate 64 at the junction of West Virginia,...

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