May 6, 2016

Last Call by A.J. Fernandez

Earlier this year, attendees of factory tours at A.J. Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez S.A. began posting about various new projects that he was working on, one...
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Announcing Our New Partnership With Kiss My Ash Radio

A month or so ago Abe Dababneh, the host of Kiss My Ash Radio and proprietor of South Florida-based Smoke Inn, contacted me asking if we...
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L’Atelier Ships La Mission 1955

The latest La Mission de L’Atelier is off to stores. It’s a 6 3/4 x 44 lonsdale named 1955, named after the first of what is...
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Ask halfwheel: What is the Best Way to Rehydrate Cigars?

Back again for perhaps our shortest question and answer in the Ask halfwheel series. This week’s question comes from reader Mike, who didn’t bother to write...
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General Shows Off New Toraño Look With Four New Vault Blends

In September 2014 General Cigar Co. acquired the Toraño portfolio. Now, 20 months later, the company is ready to release its first new product since...
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Scranton, Pa. Establishes Smoke Free Parks

The Scranton City Council unanimously passed a ban on smoking and the use of all tobacco products for its city parks during its meeting on...
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Editor’s Note: May 6, 2016

Yesterday was not a good day for cigar smokers. It was not a good day for everyone working in this business. It certainly wasn’t my...
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