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  • Cuban Cigars - Why Cuban Cigars Are Illegal in the U.S. Created: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Cuban cigars are illegal in the United States. History of the Cuban Trade Embargo and why it was enacted by President John Kennedy in 1962, as the result of Castro's 1959 revolution which seized p...
  • Cuban Cigars - Are Cuban Cigars Legal? Created: Monday, February 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Cuban cigars are illegal for citizens of the United States, whether at home or traveling abroad, as a result of a trade embargo with Cuba. Fines and penalties for buying, smoking, and importing Cub...
  • Top Cigars for Beginners - Buying Beginner Cigars Created: Sunday, July 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    List of top 5 beginner cigars for new and beginning cigar smokers. The flavor and strength of cigars selected are mild to medium and can be enjoyed by any level smoker.
  • Top 10 List of Cheap Cigars Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    List of top 10 cheap cigars that cost less than $3.10 when purchased by the box is based on smoking and sampling hundreds of cigars over many years. Inexpensive value priced cigars are great barga...
  • Cigar Shapes and Sizes Created: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Cigars come in many shapes and sizes, and there are actually names used by the industry to categorize cigars by their dimensions. Common names include corona, panatela and churchill."
  • Cigars 101 - How to Select, Cut, Light, Smoke and Enjoy Hand Rolled Cigars Created: Friday, February 24, 2006 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
    A guide for the new cigar smoker on how to select, cut, light, hold, smoke and enjoy a premium hand rolled cigar.
  • Review of Kismet Robusto Cigar Created: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
    Review of Kismet Robusto cigar, a Dominican puro that is a great choice when pondering your destiny.
  • Review of Three Four-Star Cigars Created: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    Review of Perdomo Habano Connecticut, E.P. Carrillo Core Natural, and Nestor Miranda Special Selection cigars, all rated 4-star smokes by our cigar expert.
  • Review of Quesada Tributo Manolin Cigar Created: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Review of Quesada Tributo Manolin cigar made at Matasa in the Dominican Republic with a special HCHS hybrid wrapper.
  • Review of Rocky Patel Vintage 2003, Villiger Libertad, and Licenciodos Cigars Created: Monday, February 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014
    Review of Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon, Villiger Libertad, and Licenciodos cigars.
  • Review of Gurkha 125th Anniversary Cigar Created: Monday, October 01, 2012 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Review of Gurkha 125th Anniversary cigar.
  • Review of San Lotano Maduro Cigar Created: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Review of San Lotano Maduro cigars made by A.J. Fernandez.
  • Cigar Fashion Created: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Cigar fashion, what to wear when smoking a cigar and where to buy a guayabera shirt.
  • Cigar Experts Created: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Cigar Experts and other terms to describe what they are called.
  • Tabacalera de Garcia Cigar Factory Tour Created: Friday, December 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    Tabacalera de Garcia cigar factory tour in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Tabacalera de Garcia is the largest cigar factory for handmade cigars in the world." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
  • Review of Pinolero Figurado Cigar Created: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    Review of Pinolero Nicaraguan puro cigars made by A.J. Fernandez.
  • Five Cigar Reviews Created: Saturday, February 01, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014
    Here are five shorter than usual cigar reviews all on one page for your convenience. Check out these mostly recent releases that are sparking some degree of interest among cigar enthusiasts, includ...
  • Review of Monte by Montecristo Cigar Created: Monday, January 20, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014
    Review of Monte by Montecristo cigar from Altadis, made in the Dominican Republic with Dominican filler tobaccos, an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and two binders.
  • Review of Casino Gold Cigars Created: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Review of Casino Gold cigars from Royal Gold, made by Plasencia in Honduras with an interesting blend of tobaccos, and they are value priced.
  • Reviews of Avo, Cuba Aliados, Felipe Gregorio, Tabak, and Royal Comodore Cigars Created: Friday, January 10, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014
    Short reviews of Avo Heritage, Cuba Aliados, Felipe Gregorio Skinny Cafe, Tabak Especial, and Royal Comodore Jamaica cigars.
  • Review of Gurkha Ninja Knife Cigar Created: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
    Review of Gurkha Ninja cigar made with Brazilian wrappers and a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.
  • Binder Tobacco Leaves Created: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014
    The binder tobacco leaf in a cigar is used to bind and contain the bunch of filler tobacco leaves inside of a cigar. It usually has little or no flavor, but some cigar makers use rejected wrapper ...
  • Quick Reviews of Select Value Priced, Bundled, and Bargain Cigars Created: Friday, January 03, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014
    Short reviews of some value priced, bundled, and bargain cigars, including Mike's house brands and exclusives.
  • Review of Aging Room Small Batch M356 Presto Cigars Created: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013
    Review of Aging Room Small Batch M356 Presto cigars by Boutique Blends, a highly rated Dominican puro made with rare tobaccos from Jose Blanco.
  • Quick Review of Puros Indios Pyramid #2 Cigar Created: Thursday, December 26, 2013 Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013
    Review of Puros Indios Pyramid #2 cigar made by Reyes Family Cigars in Honduras.
  • Mike's Second Annual Cigar Extravaganza in Miami Created: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    Review of Mike's Cigars second annual Cigar Extravaganza cigar event in South Florida.
  • Mike's Cigars South Florida Cigar Extravaganza Created: Friday, February 01, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    Review of Mike's South Florida Cigar Extravaganza on January 26, 2013, in Bay Harbor, Florida near Miami. A great annual social event for cigar smokers which included 60 cigars provided by 36 cigar...
  • Cigar Christmas Gifts for 2013 Created: Sunday, November 17, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Cigar gifts recommended for Christmas 2013 include top brands such as Padron and Opus X, cigar accessories, and gift packs created especially for the holidays by General Cigar and Nat Sherman.
  • Review of Padron 1964 Anniversary Cigar Created: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Review of Padron 1964 Anniversary cigar, a super premium cigar made with aged Nicaraguan tobaccos and considered to be one of the best cigars in the world.
  • Holiday Cigar Gift Suggestion Created: Thursday, December 05, 2013 Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013
    A great cigar gift for Christmas from the Famous Smoke Shop.
  • Review of Alec Bradley Prensado Gran Toro Cigar Created: Thursday, November 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013
    Review of Alec Bradley Prensado cigar, rated the Number 1 cigar of 2011 by Cigar Aficionado.
  • Review of Cain Nub Connecticut 464T Cigar Created: Monday, November 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013
    Review of Cain Nub Connecticut 464T Torpedo cigar made by Oliva Cigars, a short and stubby concept cigar that attempts to capture the sweet spot which is the perfect essence of the cigar.

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