Cigars

Top 20 Cigars of 2013

Top 20 Cigars of 2013

We are happy to bring you what our Rating Panel has ranked as the top 20 cigars from the hundreds of brands that they have sampled in the past year. Some of the ranked cigars have only been out on the market fo...

Humidor Etiquette

Hundreds of sticks of every shade and size; powerful branding; prominent displays; and maybe even an over-enthusiastic salesperson. All of these things can make a visit to a new walk-in humidor a bewildering experience. So how do you find that perfect cigar? ...

Your First Cigar

by Nick Hammond When you’re 18 and on a road trip with your best pal, everything is funny. Even filling up the little car, which belonged to my friend’s mother, caused hilarity. And while we were in the gas ...

Deciphering Different Cigar Wrappers

Most experienced cigar smokers have their own preferences for wrapper varieties, but among novices, there is a great deal of misunderstanding about how wrapper color relates to strength and flavor. The most com...
Cigar Industry’s Road Warriors

Cigar Insiders

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Cigar Industry’s Road Warriors by Jon Shakill When it comes to going behind the scenes in the cigar industry, people tend to think of the tobacco farms and the growers, the cigar company blenders, executives, and the owners....

Rocky Patel

The new Rocky Patel website is an interactive experience that will take the consumer on a journey through the Rocky Patel lifestyle. There will be an interactive step-by-step tour, showing how Rocky Patel grows his tobacco and how he makes his cigars. The webs...
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Cigar Camaraderie in Vienna

Cigars are a lingua franca — a common language — that crosses all known barriers. I know this because it was demonstrated to me forcibly for the thousandth time on my recent international travels. I found mysel...