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Cigar Review: 3 Reynas Robusto

November 2nd, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Quesada (SAG Imports/MATASA) makes some very good cigars, and the Garcias (My Father Cigars) need no introduction. So the project between Patricia Quesada, Raquel Quesada, and Janny Garcia—the “tres reynas” (three queens)—is a promising collaboration.

“Janny is like a sister to us…We always have such a great time together, so we thought it would be fun to make a cigar that would represent our special bond. Ream more »

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Cigar Review: Partagas Serie P No. 2 (Cuban)

October 31st, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Here’s one of those instantly recognizable cigars that needs no introduction, a Cuban that has received its fair share of praise since it was released as the “Partagas Pirámide” in 2000.

Notable among the Partagas Serie P No. 2’s commendations is the number four spot on Cigar Aficionado’s list of the best cigars of 2011. Ream more »

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Georgia Senators Mull Changes in Cigar Tax Collection

October 25th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cigar Tax Collection
Georgia state senators gathered yesterday to hear arguments from retail and tobacco company lobbyists as they consider whether to seek changes to how cigars are currently taxed in the state.

According to the Times-Herald, the Department of Revenue testified before the Tax Collection Technology Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee that 7 to 23 percent of tobacco sold in the state is not taxed as required by law. Ream more »

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Cigar Review: L’Atelier Trocadéro Cambon

October 24th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Yesterday, my colleague reviewed the J.P.G. Little Havana Overruns Corona, a budget-priced cigar by super-blender Jose Pepin Garcia made for retailer Holt’s. Today, I look at a cigar with a similar pedigree and value-oriented price: L’Atelier Trocadéro Cambon.
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An insight into the art of cigars

October 19th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Anybody who has known me for longer than a few minutes can tell you that I am an enthusiastic cigar smoker. It is something that many people identify me with and it is one of my favorite pastimes.

But this love for cigars does not stem from the nicotine or the tobacco leaves, and this article is not written in an attempt to deny the potential health risks of tobacco usage. Ream more »

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Cigar Review: God of Fire Serie B Double Robusto 2011

October 17th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Allow me be upfront about a few things. Prometheus, the Los Angeles-based purveyor of smokes and accessories that produces God of Fire cigars, is indeed an advertiser with, as well as the generous sponsor of our most recent contest. And company head Keith K. Park did provide the cigars to make this review possible.
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Cigar Tip: Selecting a Sampler

October 16th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Nothing beats strolling into your local tobacconist to patiently select a personalized sampler of cigars. If you’re like me, you love perusing the shelves for old favorites, new adventures, and hidden gems. It’s one of the few times I actually enjoy shopping.

Buying an assortment of singles from a brick and mortar store, however, isn’t usually the best way to get bang for your buck. Ream more »

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Michigan cigar smokers may get a price break

October 3rd, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Cigar taxes will be capped at 50 cents per cigar under legislation on Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.

Cigar retailers say the Senate bill, which passed the House last week and was presented to the governor today, helps level the playing field with online retailers. But the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association oppose the measure, saying it would increase the number of kids who try cigars and reduce the number of adults incentivized to quit. Ream more »

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Cigar and Cognac Night With Jaguar

October 2nd, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cigar and Cognac
Wednesday evening was a night to enjoy cognac and cigars at The Serena Hotel in Nairobi courtesy of Jaguar. Jaguar which is distributed by CMC motors returned to the Kenyan market in 2010 after a 50-year hiatus.
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