About a PDR 1878 Review

On Saturday, we published a review of what I believed was the PDR 1878 Recordando a Santiago Capa Sun Grown Robusto. As was mentioned in...
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What is PCA 2021?

This time next month, I—along with much of the U.S. cigar industry—will be in Las Vegas for the cigar industry’s annual trade show. Normally, this...
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Watch: Countdown to PCA 2021 #1 (12:00 P.M. CDT)

The 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show is less than 45 days away, which means at halfwheel, we are fully into our preparation for the trade...
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TPE 2021: Day 3 & Final Thoughts

After waking up early on the third and last day of the Tobacco Plus Expo 2021 and running around frantically for four hours trying to...
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TPE 2021: Day 2

My second full day covering the TPE 2021 Convention did not start with nearly as much chaos as the previous day and I was able to...
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TPE 2021: 360° Walk Around

So you want to know what the TPE trade show floor looks like. Here’s a 360° view walkthrough of the cigar portion of the trade show...
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TPE 2021: Day 1

I expected my first trip to cover an event in 15 months to encounter issues. I was not wrong. My travel days always seem to start out early, and...
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TPE 2021: Day 0

As part of my multiple former careers and my current one as co-owner of this website, I have attended more conventions and trade shows than...
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Seven Thoughts: Explaining FDA’s Plans to Ban Menthol Cigarettes & “Flavored Cigars”

Today, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that it was moving forward with plans to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and at...
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Watch: Charlie Minato on Fuente & Meerapfel Present: Meet The Professor (9:00 P.M. EDT)

Today and tomorrow, the Fuente & Meerapfel Present: Meet The Professor live show is hosting a 26-hour live stream. At 9:00 P.M. EDT I will...
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Watch: Patrick Lagreid on Down to the Nub (3:00 P.M. PST)

If you’re looking to hear someone other than Charlie Minato talk about The Consensus, year-end lists, and a whole bunch of other things related to...
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