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Good News Bad News

In Nebraska, it was thought that smoking in the state’s cigar bars would end with the dawn of the New Year.  Last year, that state’s supreme court ruled that the exemption for cigar bars to the state’s non-smoking law was … Read More

New Magnus

The Quesadas are also busy with their Casa Magna line.  The Casa Magnas have been a hit since they first came out.  They were named Cigar of the Year back in 2008.  A few years back they … Read More

Oktoberfest Spring

For the past several years, the Quesada family has been releasing special cigars in the fall to coincide with Oktoberfest.  The idea behind the blend is that the cigars pair very well with the traditional German Oktoberfest beers.  … Read More

AVO changes

According to Cigar Aficionado, Davidoff is changing its Avo line.  This comes after the company revamped its Winston Churchill line last year.  According to CA,  the Avo line is getting a facelift  and some of the lines are being … Read More

Other Smaller Smokes

Since this is a time for the smaller smokes, here are some you may have forgotten about.  The JR Ultimate is a great value cigar but many people don’t know that you can get it in a perfect winter size.  … Read More

Polar Vortex Pshaw

Ok it is winter and it is cold.  It is supposed to be cold this time of year.  But the bitter cold that has griped (Editor's Note: I think this is an appropriate typo) much of the country makes it tough to … Read More

Perfect Example

Vega Fina is a brand made in the huge Altadis USA factory in the Dominican Republic. The brand was one made primarily for the Spanish and Western European market.  Now Spain is one of Cuba’s largest customers and Cuban … Read More

Legal Cubans?

There has been a lot of talk over the past couple of weeks about the loosening of our embargo on Cuba.  So let’s say you want a Montecristo #2 from Cuba, last year’s Cigar of the Year.  That would set … Read More


Cigar Aficionado is out with their latest cigars of the year.  Like any ratings, it is always surrounded with controversy.  Do I agree with them?  Yes and no. But the one thing about CA—their taste tests are blind and the … Read More

Ghostly smoke

Ok not really a ghost, but Spectral is a phantom-like figure…kinda like a ghost.  It also is a new-old cigar for sale from Flor de Gonzalez.  The company has been making cigars since the Boom but has … Read More

Cigar Power

We all know how cigars can bring people together.  You sit smoking and someone comes up and asks “what are you smoking?”  and  thus beginning a conversation.  The cigar crosses pretty much all societal bounds… everyone is equal and every … Read More

Winston Re Done

About 7 years ago a new cigar came on the scene called Winston Churchill.  It was named, aptly, for the man who not only loved cigars, shepherded Britain through World War II, but also lent his … Read More

Mazel Tov

Marvin Samel from Drew Estate came to Dallas this past weekend.  He held a couple of dinners with people and was talking about the Willy Herrera Esteli, the Herrera Norteño,  ACID, Liga Privada and Undercrown … Read More

Tis the Season

It is the time to try to find the perfect gift for your cigar smoker.  You could  always get him or her a box of cigars, just make sure you know which brand and size.  Or you could cheat and … Read More

Philly Phanatic

The city of Philadelphia has had a smoking ban since 2007.  There have been a handful of exemptions, but last week the city council was talking about adding a few more.  The primary sponsor of the smoking ban Michael … Read More

Fixed in Stone?

When the FDA tobacco control act was written for cigarettes, products under its jurisdiction were supposed to have been on the market by February 15, 2007.  Any product after that date had to go through mounds of paperwork to be … Read More

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