Gary Manelski is a cigar connoisseur and writer who has interviewed many of the biggest names in the cigar industry.
Gary has been the About.com Guide to Cigars since 2006, but has been a connoisseur of handmade premium cigars for over two decades. Gary has reviewed hundreds of cigars, from the value priced to the high end super premium. He has also covered major cigar events, such as the Big Smoke in Las Vegas, Great Smoke in Palm Beach, and the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers' conventions and trade shows in New Orleans and Orlando. Gary has also traveled to countless cigar factories, emporiums and cigar bars, both in the United States and abroad, including Tabacalera de Garcia in the Dominican Republic.
By Gary Manelski:
I really enjoy sampling a variety of different cigars, and keeping abreast of what is new in the cigar industry. I also enjoy sharing my passion for one of life's small pleasures, and hope to provide both new cigar smokers and seasoned veterans with engaging and relevant information about the world of premium handmade cigars.