Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Karina from New Jersey

Meet Karina Rua, a sizzlin’ 40-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from New Jersey. Born in the Dominican Republic, this smokin’ beauty is a perinatal sonographer who smokes cigars about once or twice a week. “I took an interest in cigars about 3 years ago through my sister and her husband,” Karina revealed, “I had tried for fun in my younger years but never really took to it. But I tried a full body Cuban and realized what I had been missing.” This gorgeous Dominican dame has grown so fond of cigars that…

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Cigar Advisor Magazine Releases Cigar Flavor Wheel as a Free Online Tool

Easton, PA, Newswire.com) – ​​​Cigar Advisor, the nation’s premiere online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. The magazine has released a Cigar Flavor Wheel as a free resource to all cigar enthusiasts. A flavor wheel serves primarily to help cigar smokers comprehend the flavors and aromas of their cigars. It also provides a common language for fellow smokers, regardless of their experience level, to use and be able to discuss the sensations and tastes they detect in their cigars. Flavor wheels are commonly used…

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s Humidor and Daniel Marshall Cigars Featured in the Inaugural Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean

Los Angeles, Calif. (October 11, 2017) – A one-of-a kind HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Humidor by Daniel Marshall featuring special edition Daniel Marshall cigars was among the auction items supporting the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s Gala for the Global Ocean, September 28, 2017 in Monte Carlo. The auction presented by auctioneer extraordinaire, Simon de Pury, raised over $14 million to support the Foundation’s initiatives in favor of a sustainable global ocean. The live auction, conducted by de Pury, was filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, collectibles and memorabilia, and a selection of…

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Popular App reveals what women are attracted to in men

We’re always being asked what our type is. Do we prefer dark hair? Someone who is tall or who loves dogs? And though romantic partners come in all different shapes and sizes, a new survey has revealed that there is one thing that two thirds of women favour: tattoos. The research, conducted by dating app Type, found that 64% of women say they want a date who has tattoos. The trend also seemed to be true for same-sex couples, with both men and women saying they see ‘some’ tattoos as…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Drida from North Carolina

Meet Drida, a 40-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf from Charlotte, North Carolina. Originally from Southern California, Drida is a human resources professional who spends her free time traveling, modeling, shooting at the range and smoking cigars. “I don’t smoke daily but I average about five cigars a week,” she said. This smokin’ beauty began smoking cigars when a friend, who owns a cigar lounge in Maryland, gave her her first cigar, an Acid Blondie. “I was not a smoker of any kind prior to this introduction so I was somewhat hesitant,” Drida…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Deana from Maryland

Meet Deana, a sizzlin’ 44-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Baltimore, Maryland. Deana is an avid lover of the arts who fell in love with the leaf more than 10 years ago. “I first tried a cigar 10 years ago in Miami while on vacation,” she revealed. “I fell in love with them and now smoke two to three times a week.” This smokin’ beauty’s adoration for cigars has grown so fondly that she has built a cigar lounge and wine cellar in her home. “I love cigars and wine so much…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Sophia from England, UK

Meet Sophia Coningsby, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Devon in the Southwest of England, UK.   Sophia is a very interesting woman with many talents. She is a very beautiful country gal who enjoys her town’s rural pursuits while enjoying a fine cigar. “I’ve smoked cigars since 2000.  It’s funny because I used to smoke cigarettes and then gave up,” she explained.  “And, even though I’d never smoked a cigar before, I bought some and that was that, love at first puff!” Sophia doesn’t consider herself a “cigar snob”, but…

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Whisky and Cigar Lovers Dream Experience Hosted by Glenfiddich and Daniel Marshall Featured In Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Saint-Tropez Gala 2017 Auction

An extremely rare experience which includes a unique whisky and cigar pairing, multi-night stay on the William Grant and Sons Distilleries, and private tasting with legendary Malt Masters is among the exquisitely unique items up for auction to benefit the planet. Los Angeles, Calif. (Aug 7, 2017) – An amazing Whisky and Cigar Lovers Dream Experience at Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries featuring rare whisky and a Daniel Marshall 50-year-old Balvenie Whisky Stave Humidor and cigars is among the auction items supporting the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Annual Gala in Saint-Tropez, France. The online…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Courtnie of Georgia

Meet Courtnie Boykin, a 41-year-old sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from the River City of Memphis, Tennessee. Since transplanting the Atlanta, Georgia, this Southern Belle has fallen head –over-heals in love with cigars. “I began smoking nearly six years ago on a sunny beach in Panama City, Florida,” revealed Courtnie. “My very first stick was a Tabak Café con Leche, and that remains a favorite to this day.” Courtnie has developed a deep admiration for the leaf ever since that fateful day in sunny Florida. She has become a daily cigar smoker…

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My Interview for Cigar Journal Magazine with Micallef Cigars

As many of you may know, I am one of the staff writers for Cigar Journal Magazine. While attending IPCPR 2017 in Las Vegas earlier this month I had the privilege of interviewing Al Micallef of Micallef Cigars. Here is the interview in its entirety. Look for the written version in the upcoming Fall issue of Cigar Journal.

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Cigar Sense: A Game Changer for Cigar Smokers

Cigar Sense is a ground-breaking advisory service designed to match up cigar smokers with cigars that complement their palate based on recommendations from the company’s online database. Cigar Sense is the only available source to offer personalized, expert advice to help identify new cigars for smokers based on individual preferences. Franca Comparetto and David Wells are the masterminds behind the 2015 launch of Cigar Sense. Comparetto is a certified Tobacconist by Tobacconist University in the United States and a certified Catadora by the CCA (Cigar Club Association) in her homeland…

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Drew Estate Announces Connecticut Barn Smoker!

Tickets on Sale Now! Today, Drew Estate announces the next scheduled event of the 2017 Barn Smoker Program, the Connecticut Barn Smoker on August 12th, 2017! The Connecticut Barn Smoker will take place from 10am – 5pm and is located at : 90 Foster Street South Windsor, CT 06074 United States Ticket price includes access to the Barn Smoker Event and a tour of the farm. The Barn Smoker ticket purchase will also include a voucher for a 10 cigars for $10.00. The voucher will be for the following 10 cigars: 1- Nica Rustica El Brujito 1-…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Maria from Canada

Meet Maria, a sizzlin’ 42-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Toronto, Canada. Maria, better known as @ladicigar on social media, is a hardworking mother who owns a gym and works for Havana Castle Cigars. She absolutely loves cigars and smokes almost every day. This smokin’ beauty’s fairy tale entrance into the enchanted world of cigars is a memorable account of a loving father-daughter bond. “As a little girl I remember gathering at the home of family to spend time together. The men playing poker, the moms chatting it up and all the…

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OLIVA LAUNCHES THREE NEW INFERNO CIGARS WITH FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP

Marking Five Years of Collaboration; Oliva Cranks Up the Heat with Inferno Expansion EASTON, PA – Famous Smoke Shop, the largest American-owned distributor of discounted premium cigars online, has announced the extension of their Inferno line with three new cigars. Made in collaboration with Nicaragua’s Tabacalera Oliva, these new premium cigars will be made in Oliva’s factory and are available exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop, in store and online. The new additions include Melt, Scorch, and Singe, representing the fourth, fifth, and sixth additions to the Inferno cast. Oliva and…

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Protocol Branded Coffee Now Available

Cubariqueño Cigar Company is excited to announce the release of three Protocol branded coffees in partnership with Layne Coffee Co. The Protocol Azul, Protocol Rojo, and Protocol Oro have all been methodically crafted to be paired with each prospective cigar. Cubariqueño Cigar Company teamed up with Layne Coffee Co., which is a ”small batch” specialty coffee roaster, because of their focus on quality and consistency. Working hand in hand with Layne Coffee Co., Cubariqueño cupped countless coffees in order to bring an experience which would enhance and complement each Protocol…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Renee from Miami

Meet Renee Barkley, a sizzlin’ 46-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Miami, Florida. Renee is a beautiful gal who has spent time in New York and Atlanta before finally settling in Miami. She is a Commercial Casualty Insurance Underwriter who smokes cigars twice a week. Renee’s entrance into the cigar world is a unique tale of two lovers locked in a quarrel. “About two years ago, my hubby and I had a bet, I can’t remember the details, but I lost,” revealed Renee. “As a result, I promised him that I would…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Octavia from Atlanta

Meet Octavia Toliver, a sizzlin’ 34-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Atlanta, GA. Octavia is a gorgeous gal who is best known as HERficionado in the cigar world. Octavia curates cigar events in and around Atlanta. “My most popular event is “She Smokes, Too,” which has grown tremendously since a year ago when it started. I invite women (and men) to come out and have a stick or two while mingling, networking, flirting, or whatever,” Octavia expressed. Octavia entered the cigar industry nine years ago when she went on a date with…

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FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP LAUNCHES NEW VINDICATOR CIGAR SERIES Collaboration with Altadis U.S.A Revamps Vindicator with Exclusive New Lineup

Easton, PA — Famous Smoke Shop, the largest American-owned distributor of discounted premium cigars online, has announced the release of the all-new Vindicator cigar lineup. This new premium cigar is debuting exclusively at Famous Smoke Shop, and is their latest collaboration with Altadis U.S.A. It’s a bold new step for the brand, as the original Vindicator – a single offering, rolled with hardy ligero fillers – will be rebranded as ‘Vindicator Classic.’ These new and highly anticipated new line is produced at Altadis’ Flor de Copan factory in Honduras, a…

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Cubariqueño Cigar Company National Protocol Themis Release Announced as well as a Probable Cause Line Extension.

Cubariqueño Cigar Company is proud to announce that it is releasing its third blend, Protocol Themis, at the 2017 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer trade show in Las Vegas. “We are super excited to announce the Protocol Themis,” stated Bill Ives, managing partner of Cubariqueño Cigar Company. “These cigars will launch at the 2017 IPCPR trade show with a soft launch on May 13th at our 2 year anniversary party located at Berkeley Humidor, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.” The name, Themis, stays true to the company’s law enforcement motif,…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – **Special Feature** – Karen Berger from Esteli, Nicaragua

This week’s Sizzlin’ Sunday Cigar Girl is no ordinary sister-of-the-leaf. This week ultimatecigarparty.com has the pleasure to feature the ONE and only Karen Berger from Daytona Beach, Florida. Karen has become a legendary figure in the cigar industry and continues to produce some of the tastiest cigars on the market.  “I smoke cigars every day and I love blending and manufacturing cigars,” said Karen.  Born and raised in Estelí, Nicaragua, Karen is the owner and blender of two major cigar brands – K by Karen Berger and Don KIKI Cigars.…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Ashley from NY

Meet Ashley Bridget, a sizzlin’ 31-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Long Island, NY but raised in New Jersey. Ashley is a dazzling dame with a gorgeous smile, rockin’ body, and an unyielding love affair with cigars.  This lady of the leaf loves her cigars and enjoys everything about them – the taste, the aroma, the smoke and the culture that surrounds them. “I wouldn’t consider myself an avid cigar smoker but I do love smoking a good stick when I am at work hanging out with the guys. I always loved…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Ruth from Esteli, Nicaragua

Meet Ruth Inestroza D’Gonzalez, a sizzlin’ 31-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Nicaragua. Ruth is a passionate cigar smoker who has worked at the Rocky Patel Cigars Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua for the past six years. “I am interested in learning everything about the cigar industry,” stated Ruth. “Starting from its cultivation to the production at the cigar factory, I learn something new every day.” This dazzling dame has been smoking premium cigars for the past five years; today, she smokes two to three cigars a day. Because her home city of…

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Cigar Advisors review entire Cohiba cigar lineup sold in the U.S.

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – April 07, 2017) – Cigar Advisor, the nation’s premiere online cigar magazine, proudly serves cigar enthusiasts with a uniquely down-to-earth perspective on the enjoyment of premium cigars. The magazine has released a top-to-bottom brand overview of Dominican-made Cohiba cigars, one of the most popular premium cigar brands available in the United States. The Report is titled “The Essential Cohiba Cigars Tasting Guide” and contains full-length cigar reviews by each of the Cigar Advisor Editors. “I think a lot of brand extensions sometimes get confusing,” says Marcus Strom,…

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Famous Smoke Shop details effects of newly-enacted FDA cigar regulations

EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – March 30, 2017) – Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has debuted their new interactive Cigar Smokers’ Rights Hub. Crafted in response to the US Food & Drug Administration’s 2016 Final Deeming Rule regarding premium cigars and other tobacco products, the Famous Smoke guide presents cigar enthusiasts with a history of legal actions affecting the tobacco industry. The Smokers’ Rights Hub also offers cigar smokers a detailed understanding of how FDA’s new regulations will negatively impact the premium cigar industry, and the…

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