Miscellaneous

Procigar 2022: Day 3

I can’t wait to see what you say about this (event) because nothing has changed. Some version of that was said to me Friday while…

Procigar 2022: Day 2

Thursday of the Procigar Festival more or less starts the same as Wednesday, and so at 8:40ish I headed down to join my bus for…

Procigar 2022: Day 1

I flew into Santo Domingo—the capital of the Dominican Republic—on Monday to visit the Arturo Fuente Cigar Club, a lounge I’ve heard lots about but…

Watch: Charlie Minato on Smokin’ Tabacco (6:00 P.M. CST)

In case you didn’t think I talked enough last week, I’ll be back on someone else’s podcast tonight to talk about cigars and perhaps other…

Watch: Charlie Minato on Developing Palates (8:00 P.M. CST)

Tonight, I’ll join the team of Developing Palates as well as William Cooper of Cigar Coop on a show titled “Cigar Media 2021 Recap.” We’ve done…

TPE 2022: Day 3 + Closing Thoughts

While this might be the last “daily blog” regarding TPE 2022, this will not be the final post regarding things we saw at the 2022…

TPE 2022: Day 2

While the first day of the 2022 Tobacco Plus Expo was pretty busy on the red-carpeted corner of the room where the premium cigar and…

TPE 2022: Day 1

There was a time—maybe five years ago—when I spent one half of one day of TPE sitting in the Oliva booth watching a Champions League…

TPE 2022: Day 0

Las Vegas, we’re back. As the first one to arrive for our coverage of the 2022 Tobacco Plus Expo, I’m tasked with this post that…

The Consensus Top 25 Cigars 2021

Imagine you had a friend who never smoked a cigar, but had lots of time on his or her hands. And also had a really,…