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How to Light a Cigar with a Closed Foot

I used to be frustrated with cigars that featured a closed foot, thinking that it took longer to light and created an uneven burn. Then I learned that the intent of a closed foot is to offer us the opportunity to experience the wrapper by itself, before adding in the...

Best Debut Cigar Brand 2016 – Open Voting

Welcome to open voting for the Best Debut Cigar Brand of 2016! This year we'll be releasing a number of awards to different manufacturers, retailers, and what-not.  Rather than come up with a list amongst the reviewing staff, I think it would make a bigger statement...

IPCPR Recap – Day 4

We've come to the fourth and final day of IPCPR. It's a short day, with the floor only open from 9-1. Most business has been done before Thursday, and the show is pretty dead. There aren't many retailers, and many of the manufacturers don't have a lot going on. On top...

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How to Light a Cigar with a Closed Foot

I used to be frustrated with cigars that featured a closed foot, thinking that it took longer to light and created an uneven burn. Then I learned that the intent of a closed foot is to offer us the opportunity to experience the wrapper by itself, before adding in the...

Best Debut Cigar Brand 2016 – Open Voting

Welcome to open voting for the Best Debut Cigar Brand of 2016! This year we'll be releasing a number of awards to different manufacturers, retailers, and what-not.  Rather than come up with a list amongst the reviewing staff, I think it would make a bigger statement...

IPCPR Recap – Day 4

We've come to the fourth and final day of IPCPR. It's a short day, with the floor only open from 9-1. Most business has been done before Thursday, and the show is pretty dead. There aren't many retailers, and many of the manufacturers don't have a lot going on. On top...

IPCPR Recap – Day 3

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IPCPR Recap – Day 2

I started day 2 by smoking a Serino Royale Medio in my hotel room. Nice cigar! I didn't realize there were still smoking hotel rooms out there, so God Bless Vegas. I managed to set the smoke alarm off, so off I went to the show floor to see what there was to see. As...

IPCPR Recap – Day 1, Part 2

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IPCPR Recap – Day 1, Part 1

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