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Editorial

A Primer: Lancero

With the Lancero50 about to begin, it seemed appropriate for a primer on my favorite vitola. Without a doubt, one of the less popular cigars...
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Editorial: re: I make gimmicky cigars cool

I think we get it… Exclusivo Jar/Black Label Corona Gorda; TNT/Firecracker; Skull & Bones/T110… but seriously, of all the ones to get upset about, the...
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Editorial: In Response to the Gurkha Raja

Kaizad Hansotia, founder of Gurkha, and a man who I have a lot of respect for when it comes to reinventing cigar packaging, gave an...
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Editorial: Minneapolis Smoking Ban

Minnesota passed the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act in 1975. Fast forward pretty much thirty years. In 2005, St. Paul's City Councilman Dave Thune proposed...
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Editorial: A Thank You

Before you read this next post, you should understand I try my best. I try my best to find flavor nuances, I try my best...
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Editorial: The Future of the IPCPR Show & A Lot of Other People

A couple of disclaimers: This was my first IPCPR. I’ve been immersed in the “industry” for only a couple of months, but it’s been a...
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Editorial: The Congressional Cigar Association

The ever-popular liberal-leaning Huffington Post (“HuffPo”) published a story a week ago titled “Congressional Cigar Association is Front for Lobbyists.” It was rather long, and...
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Editorial: Why All the Hate?

There has been a disturbing trend lately, a trend that started a few years ago, but has seemed to increase in ferocity recently… I am...
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Editorial: The Assault on Small Ring Gauge Cigars

Looking at the list of 2009 Cuban ER and EL releases, and  quite a few of the newer releases in the NC community, I started...
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