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Watch: Charlie Minato on How Bout That Cigar (8:30 P.M. CDT)

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a cigar podcast/live show, but tonight I’m back. This time it’s with How Bout That Cigar and…

PCA 2021: A Recap From Our PCA Editor

I once went, for one week, to a tennis academy for players progressing toward the pro tour. The days started at 7:30 a.m. and went…

Watch: Patrick Lagreid on Puro Sabor’s Virtual Festival (5:00 P.M. CDT)

It’s no secret that Nicaraguan-made cigars consistently find themselves ranking among the top in the world, garnering numerous awards, accolades and other honors. Later today,…

PCA 2021: Top 3 Things — Brian Burt

Each year I forget about this Top 3 Things post, but each year I already have a list of candidates in my mind. I find…

Five Things: What Today’s Federal Appeals Court Loss Means for Cigars

Today, the cigar industry suffered a resounding defeat at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. It’s the latest ruling in Cigar…

PCA 2021: Top 3 Things — Patrick Lagreid

It’s been about 72 hours since I’ve been home that I sit down to think about what stood out from the 2021 PCA Convention &…

PCA 2021: Top 3 Things — Brooks Whittington

The first PCA Convention & Trade Show is in the books—although our coverage will continue for another couple of days or so—and as we have…

PCA 2021: Top 3 Things — Charlie Minato

The PCA 2021 Convention & Trade Show is over, and, as I write this, our booth coverage is entering the final quarter or so. There…

PCA 2021: Day 3 Recap

As the final day of 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show begins, here are some of the things I have noticed, heard about and thought…

PCA 2021: Day 3 Lunch with halfwheel

It’s the third day, which means it’s the third lunch. It appears to be a Chipotle mock-up, with a bed of Spanish rice, dark beans,…

PCA 2021: What’s In My Bag — Brooks Whittington

Another year at the PCA (formally IPCPR) Convention & Trade Show, another post explaining what we carry around while covering all of the booths. This…