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Featured guest Travis Pappenheim, National Education Manager-Premium Cigars at Altadis USA, sits down with us at the Cigar Shop that sparked Rob's love for cigars. During this episode Travis teaches...

Drew Estate Announces Freestyle Live Virtual Herf March 31st

Drew Estate announces it will be hosting “Freestyle Live”, a virtual herf, through Facebook Live and Instagram Live on March 31st from 7pm-9pm EST featuring Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, Pedro...
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Rocky Patel TAA Exclusivo 2020 Shipping in May

Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc. has announced its TAA release for 2020. The Rocky Rocky Patel TAA Exclusivo 2020 is a 6 x 52 toro that uses a Mexican San...

Interview with Jeff Borysiewicz and Rocky Patel

Tonight we interview 2 Titans of the cigar industry

Jeff Borysiewicz of Corona Cigar and Rocky Patel of Rocky Patel Cigars.

You can find Jeff and Corona Cigar

Every single TAA exclusive release from Crowned Heads has been called The Angel’s Anvil, until now. This year, the company will release The Lost Angel 2020, which the company is...

I'd Tap That Cigar Show Episode 17 with Al Lapter

Welcome to the I'd Tap That Cigar Show by Cigar prop.

Our Cigar Podcast comes to you live from the Drew Estate Experience Acid Studios here on the sunny Gulf...

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Tatuaje TAA 2020 Scheduled for April

For the 10th anniversary of Tatuaje TAA releases, the company will be using a different wrapper than any of the first nine releases. As was announced last year, the Tatuaje...
La Flor Dominicana’s popular chisel shape has been selected for the company’s 2020 TAA releases. As it has done for the last few years, the company will offer its exclusive...
Kristoff has unveiled its contribution to the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) Exclusive Series Program for 2020, a box-pressed toro for its San Andrés line. The cigar will come packed...

Davidoff to Offer Unique Online Tasting Seminars

The world’s leading cigar brand Davidoff offers online consumer seminars with Brand Ambassadors Klaas Kelner and Jeff Stone. In our pursuit to provide consumers with the finest cigar experiences, Davidoff...
E.P. Carrillo’s 2020 exclusive for the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) will be from its Perez-Carrillo Encore blend. The cigar is the Perez-Carrillo Encore 656, a 6 x 56 box-pressed...
During its meeting today, the Tobacconists’ Association of America announced that Joe Arundel would become the organization’s new president. Arundel is the owner of Rain City Cigars in Seattle, Wash....

Joya de Nicaragua Seleccion de Torcedor 2019 Cigar Review

Joya de Nicaragua Seleccion de Torcedor 2019 Cigar Review – This 6×52 stick features a dark brown firmly packed wrapper with a dry satin feel, small veins, tight invisible seams,...

TAA 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The TAA 2020 Meeting & Convention is now canceled. Today, the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) met and voted on how to proceed with this year’s event, which was supposed...

Undercrown Maduro Corona Pequeña

One of the main storylines from the 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) was how many new releases would be unveiled at the show. Among the companies that rolled out new cigars,...

Virtual Herf: Pedro Gomez of Drew Estate

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H. Upmann 1844 Reserve Cigar Review

I do not have a lot of experience with H. Upmann cigars so I was definitely curious about this stick. The H. Upmann 1844 Reserve is an interesting looking smoke...

Coffee and Cigar Pairing

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No. 7 Cigar Of 2019

Executive editor David Savona and managing editor Gregory Mottola smoke and discuss the Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary D'Aosta.

2019 Cigar Of The Year

Executive editor David Savona and managing editor Gregory Mottola smoke and discuss the Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro.

No. 2 Cigar Of 2019

Executive editor David Savona and managing editor Gregory Mottola smoke and discuss the Padrón Serie 1926 No. 6.

No. 3 Cigar Of 2019

Managing editor Gregory Mottola and associate editor Andrew Nagy smoke and discuss the Warped Serie Gran Reserva 1988 Robusto.

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