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Listen: Charlie Minato on Cigar Jukebox

Last month I had the pleasure of being on the Cigar Jukebox podcast. I had the pleasure of talking with Dave Burck about halfwheel, cigar ratings, Australian...
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Six Parting Thoughts on Scott Gottlieb’s Resignation

I wasn’t planning on doing this explainer type post, but given that I keep receiving text messages and emails about the subject, here we are....
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Festival del Habano XXI: Getting Home & Final Thoughts

And so another Festival del Habano has come and gone. In some aspects, my fourth trip to the tiny island of Cuba was not my...
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Festival del Habano XXI: Day 5

Unfortunately, my final full day in Havana started much the same as the last day did: with me throwing up. I was still sick—albeit not...
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Festival del Habano XXI Day 4

As much as I would like to write that my fourth day in Cuba started the same as the others, that was not the case....
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Procigar 2019: Day 5

In case you missed it, I was exhausted pretty much all of Thursday. On that note, Friday didn’t start much better. That being said, I...
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Festival del Habano XXI: Day 3

I woke up a bit later than normal on my third full day in Cuba—and by later, I mean 7 a.m.—but quickly got everything ready...
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Procigar 2019: Day 4

The good news is that I slept through my alarm without waking up Wednesday night, something that was a constant problem due to an air...
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Festival del Habanos XXI: Day 2

Like just about every morning in Havana, my second day started with the sound of barking dogs. Lots of barking dogs, most of which were...
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Procigar 2019: Day 3

While I suppose it will be like this all week, Wednesday started far too early for my tastes. At 7:15 a.m. I dragged myself out...
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Procigar 2019: Day 2

Tuesday began fairly early as we needed to have our luggage ready at 8:30 a.m. to head to Santiago; only, we were hours away from...
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