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2021 Reviews in Review

Before we start naming the winners of our various awards, we should probably think of a name for what we call it beyond “awards week.”…

Submit A List for The Consensus 2021

In two weeks, The Consensus 2021 will be published. Just about every cigar publication you’ve ever heard of—and plenty of them you’ve never heard of—have published,…

Watch: Charlie Minato on Meet The Professor (1:00 P.M. CST)

While Green Bay versus Baltimore will be interesting, the early slate of this week’s NFL games is not compelling. So come watch me on Fuente…

Watch: Brooks Whittington on Smokin Tabacco (6 P.M. CST)

I was scheduled to appear on Smokin’ Tabacco’s Thursday night show tonight but a lingering cough means Brooks is going to fill in for me….

Watch: Charlie Minato on Light ’em up Lounge (2 P.M. CDT)

Later today I’ll be joining Reinhard Pohorec on his Light ’em up Lounge platform. Given some of the notes I’ve seen, it appears we will…

Watch: Patrick Lagreid on Cigars Daily LIVE (8 P.M. EDT)

With October here, some folks in the cigar industry have begun turning their attention to what cigars will make it on the end of the…

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…