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Top 5 Tequilas of 2016

#1 CASA NOBLE TEQUILA - ALTA BELLEZA Spanish for “High Beauty,” Alta Belleza begins with Casa Noble’s award-winning extra-anejo, aged for three years in French white oak barrels. The finishing touch that sep...
Presenting Partagas Heritage

Presenting Partagas Heritage

Pride, perseverance and above all, passion. These are the principles that have guided Partagas for more than 170 years. Today, General Cigar celebrates the venerable brand with a new cigar that honors the herit...
95C&S Rating

Foundation Cigar Co: El Güegüense

TASTING NOTES: Medium to strong smoke. Woody, cedar, hints of sweetness, and mouth watering , characteristics of Cabanas. SIZE: 7.5” x 48 WRAPPER: Nicaragua Corojo 99 Jalapa BINDER: Nicaragua Corojo 99 Jalap...

Camus Borderies XO

A vintner or two have told me that every bottle of wine tells a story. The essence of the wine’s journey is comprised of: who made it? what unique characteristics have been cultivated over time? When did it suc...
90C&S Rating

Montelobos Mezcal: Mezcal Joven Oaxaca

Montelobos is distilled from 100% organic agave espadín grown in the shadow of Oaxaca’s Mountain of Wolves. Here, the climate stresses the agave just enough to make the best agave in the world for mescal. Ta...
93C&S Rating

Bozcal Mezcal Cuide Single C3:C14

Cuixe, one of the most physically distinct species of agave, the Cuixe, a subspecies of the Karwinskii Family of agave, grows vertically as a single stalk with its leaves spreading at the top. Due to its unusua...
89C&S Rating

Black Label Trading Company: Bishops Blend

TASTING NOTES: This is a very rich and intense flavor profile that highlights the broadleaf but doesn’t overpower the Nicaraguan tobacco. A great balance between richness, spice and strength. SIZE: 6.25” x 46 ...

Oscar Party Time

Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t have to be the only distinguished Academy Awards night host this year. Whether you live in Tinseltown, Oniontown or parts in between, you can be a master of ceremonies and create a memorabl...
Cigar Etiquette

Cigar Etiquette

Cigar Etiquette by Randy Mastronicola The cigar universe is diverse in many ways. However, most agree that social interaction and an appreciation for finer things initially attracted us to the culture. Cigars...
Cigar Box Guitar

Making a Cigar Box Guitar

Legendary American Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Lightnin’ Hopkins fashioned his own cigar box guitar in the 1920’s. He described his process: “So I went ahead and made me a guitar. I got me a cigar...

Casamigos Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with George Clooney…kinda Casamigos Tequila And now a word from Casamigos co-owners, Messrs. George Clooney and restaurant mogul, Rande Gerber: “We love tequila, on the rocks, by t...

7 Valentine’s Day Drinks

Wow your significant other with these easy-to-order and just as easy-to-create sweet cocktails. by Melissa L Kauffman Valentine's Day is the ultimate date night, no matter if you spend it with a new love, old...

Fidel Castro Dies at Age 90

By Benjamin Winokur Fidel Castro, the polarizing former Prime Minister of Cuba, died at the age of 90 on Friday, November 25th, 2016 In 2006 Castro fell ill with Diverticulitis, leading him to resign from...

Tech Review: Fitbit Charge 2

By Randy Mastronicola I grew up a New York City gym rat. I was schooled in no-frills boxing clubs and rough and tumble basketball leagues. Though I will admit to working out in some pastel-colored health clu...