Jaime Garcia overseas the activity in the field at one of Pepin Garcia‘s farms in Esteli, Nicaragua.
Remember that smoking ban in Orange County, Florida? You know, the one that’s diverting federal stimulus money intended for job creation? Well, the whole thing might be illegal. According to the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association, the order was signed secretly by Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty last year. There were no public [...]
I just finished reading “Cigar Companies in Trouble” over at Puffing Cigars – don’t worry, it’s not nearly as gloomy as it sounds. It talks about the competition out on the market and how boutique manufacturers and the big guys will bump up against each other in the marketplace. The little guys, it seems, are [...]
Rick’s Cabaret has a great rooftop smoking lounge … but that’s rarely the main event. Inside the building, you’ve got dancers working their way from dressed to not while the likes of Motley Crue are pumped out by the DJ. If you can peel yourself away from the stages for a few minutes, head up [...]
A plan to cut the Pennsylvania sales tax and extend it goods and services not currently taxed looks like it’s dead on arrival. Governor Ed Rendell explained, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, “It’s just very complex and you’d be stepping on the toes of a lot of special interests. I don’t think there’s an appetite to [...]
To say the least, the operation at Pepin Garcia‘s My Father factory, in Esteli, Nicaragua, is vast. This is a shot of the rolling room, where blends become the reality that you smoke. Do you have a cool cigar photo? Send it to us at tips [at] cigarreader.com.
At the beginning of the year, Orange County, Florida banned smoking of all kinds – including cigars and pipes – on land owned or leased by the county. The outdoor smoking ban followed quickly an indoor prohibition that was already in effect. Keep in mind that Orlando, a major tourist and convention destination, is in [...]
How does the rain afect the way your cigars taste? How about other aspects of the growing and production process? Watch this video interview with Jose Blanco of La Aurora to gain some insight into how small changes can make a big difference in your cigars.
Hey, New York, your native sons are coming home for a bit! The crew from Drew Estate will be at De La Concha on June 24, 2010 for an in-store cigar dinner. In addition to the Liga Privada cigars you’ll be smoking, brace yourself for a dinner catered by Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse (not to be missed). [...]
This is a divisive issue. Some cigar smokers love to kick back, light up and watch the game. Others feel it gets in the way of conversations and generally kills the social aspects of smoking in a shop. Frankly, I’m agnostic on this. If there’s a television on, I rarely pay attention to it, and [...]