How to Smoke Cigars Without Looking Like a Jerk

By Aaron Goldfarb – Esquire Magazine Few things are as demonized nowadays as smoking and wealth. And, being that cigars kinda distill those two things into one delicious package, people tend to look at cigar smokers like they’re the kind of weasel who has Gordon Gekko on speed-dial. (I’m not talking about the Gekko from Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps either.) But perhaps you’re like me, the kind of fella who’d like to occasionally smoke a cigar, whether to celebrate something or to perhaps simply unwind, yet are scared…

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Real Cigar Aficionados Know Cubans Aren’t A Big Deal Anymore

By Dennis Green of Business Insider While every minor cigar fan is hooting and hollering about the possible return of Cuban cigars to the US, real cigar experts know the truth: There really isn’t all that much to cheer about. According to Michael Herklots, vice president for retail and brand development for Nat Sherman cigar brand, Cubans are not the greatest in the world anymore. Too many fantastic cigars have cropped up from other countries around the world, including Honduras, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua — places Cigar experts flocked to after the…

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Why Cigar Aficionados Love Lanceros

Think of a lancero as the equivalent of drinking Scotch whiskey neat, as opposed to a cocktail, and you get the idea of what the lancero is all about… By George Rodriguez owner of Rodrigo Cigars Aside from the elegant profile, the traditional Cuban vitola is loved by cigar aficionados because it often delivers more flavor than other traditional sizes. A common belief is that the wrapper leaf gives the cigar its defining flavor. This is true when the binder and fillers are made up of lower primings to help…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Taylor from Maryland

Meet Taylor Rothwell, a gorgeous 23-year-old model from Ridge, Maryland. This sizzlin’ sensation is a beautiful sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) who has been smoking cigars for the past two years. “A close friend brought me to a cigar shop in Baltimore, MD called “Dan’s” and had me try a Java,” explained Taylor. “It was different and I loved the atmosphere there.” Taylor spends most of her free time outdoors. Whether it be cheering on her family at the racetrack or helping her grandfather at his campground, she is always looking for an…

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George A. Rico of Gran Habano Cigars Featured on Cigar Advisor Podcast

The 4th Generation Cuban Heritage Cigar Maker Talks FDA Regs., New Releases, and More EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – September 22, 2016) – Learning the tobacco trade from his father, Guillermo, a third generation Cuban expatriate tobacco grower and blender, George A. Rico developed his own special talent for blending cigars. Now celebrating their 20th year in business, it is that hereditary instinct which has led to the singular flavor and complexity of Gran Habano cigars, and what distinguishes this boutique cigar manufacturer from all others. George recently sat down with Cigar…

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How to Raise your Status around Girls

Today I wanted to talk about this idea of “status.” What do you think of when you hear that word? STATUS The word used to intimidate me. I used to picture the guys at the club with bottle service, who seemed to know everyone, surrounded by hot chicks, dressed in trendy clothes… And I’d hear things like “you’ve got to have status” and it would frustrate me. I’d sort of remember back to the high school hierarchy and how some girls just seemed so damn out of reach. But then…

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FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP RELEASES THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS PREMIUM CIGARS EDITION

New Selection Offers a Wickedly Satisfying Range of Flavors in Seven Unique Shapes EASTON, PA – Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s biggest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, has announced the release of “Seven Deadly Sins,” a new, handmade premium cigar line blended and manufactured by Plasencia Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua. The brainchild of Famous Smoke Shop Vice President of Operations and Marketing, Michael Vandenstockt, and Nestor Plasencia, Seven Deadly Sins represents the online cigar retailer’s most…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Jennifer from Pennsylvania

Meet Jennifer, a sizzlin’ 42-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Cressona, Pennsylvania. This smokin’ hot mother of two relies on cigars and her Harley as means to escape from her demanding 40-50 hours a week job. “I Love riding my Harley and being with my family, but when I need “me” time it’s at Cigars International in Hamburg, PA,” said Jennifer. Jennifer, who started smoking cigars four years ago, enjoys puffing on the Acid Blondie by Drew Estate and the Black Chapel by Evil Genius Cigar Co. Her preferred libation to pair…

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Daniel Marshall Humidor Breaks Records at Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Annual Gala

An extremely rare humidor hand crafted by Daniel Marshall for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger topped the charts for highest amount paid for a modern day humidor with new world cigars. Los Angeles, Calif. (August 26, 2016) – An extremely rare and never-sold limited edition humidor hand crafted by No. 1 rated humidor designer in the world, Daniel Marshall, brought in 750,000 Euro (~$920,000 USD) at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) Annual Gala. The Foundation had their third annual event at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu vineyard in St. Tropez, France, and featured a fabulous…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Elizabeth Bell of Maryland

Meet Elizabeth Bell, a sizzlin’ 38-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Baltimore, Maryland. Often referred to as ‘Ebell’, Elizabeth has been smoking cigars for the past four years. “My interest in smoking cigars started about four years ago,” explained Elizabeth.  “Although I don’t proclaim myself to be a cigar aficionado, I am very enthusiastic about the culture itself.” Throughout the past four years, Elizabeth has developed quite a passion for the leaf. So much so, that her life’s most pleasurable experiences usually involve a cigar and a camera. “My most pleasurable experiences…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Brenda Scott from Texas

Meet Brenda Scott, a sizzlin’ 43-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from Ft. Worth, Texas. This smokin’ hot dame is a busy single mom of five who works full-time in the travel industry. She has been smoking cigars for about year, entering our enchanted world last December. “I am actually new to cigar world,” stated Brenda. “I started smoking December of last year, but prior to that I had a cigar maybe twice a year a few times.” Brenda is a cultured gal who fills her days with travel, music, art, movies, photography and…

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VUDU “BLOOD” CIGARS NOW AVAILABLE AT FAMOUS SMOKE SHOP

New Line Extension Blended by Jesus Fuego is 4th in VUDU Cigars Series EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – August 16, 2016) – Famous Smoke Shop, the leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, specializing in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices, has announced the arrival of VUDU Blood cigars, the fourth installment in the VUDU cigars’ lineup, and it comes with a very attractive price point. As the name suggests, VUDU Blood carries forward the themes inspired by the mystical Haitian religious practices, which are also reflected…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Jara from Houston

Meet Jara Murphy, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Houston, Texas. Known as @HtownCigarBabe on social media, this damsel manages Houston’s oldest cigar shop, The Briar Shoppe, a purveyor specializing in rare and aged cigars. Plus, they have the largest selection of pipes in the South. Jara was already working in the cigar industry before she took her first puff of smoke in 2012. She didn’t grow up around cigar smokers; therefore, she never had an urge to try. That all changed when she buckled under peer pressure. “I guess in…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Yvette from New York City

Meet Yvette, a sizzlin’ 47-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from New York City. Yvette is new to the cigar lifestyle but has already begun to appreciate the culture that surrounds the mighty leaf. This sexy New York dame smokes about once a week. Her favorite cigar is the Amos de Santiago by Consuelo Gomez. This smokin’ beauty loves to frequent cigar lounges. She finds the atmosphere to be a positive, inspiring outlet from the outside world. “Victor from CityCigarLife Magazine introduced me to different cigar brands and lounges,” Yvette noted. “Lounges offer…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Francesca from New Jersey

Meet Francesca, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf(#sotl) from New Jersey. Francesca is a smokin’ hot dame who has been smoking cigars recreationally for the past year or so. She usually smokes mild blends when she relaxes alongside her beau with Arturo Fuente and Monticristo among her favorites.  Francesca even dabbles in flavored cigars from time to time. Like most cigar smokers, this smokin’ beauty never smokes alone. She loves to pair her cigars with a fine wine or martini. Francesca undoubtedly deserves to be this week’s Sizzlin’ Sunday Cigar Babe of the…

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Free Cigar Giveaway Contest

Famous Smoke Shop and UltimateCigarParty.com have once again teamed up to bring you a Contest where we will be giving away a sample pack of cigars courtesy of Famous Smoke Shop. No purchase necessary to enter. Please click the link below to enter. Contest Ends Aug. 5. Good Luck. The winner will be announced on social media and notified via E-mail. Enter Contest below a Rafflecopter giveaway

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1502 Set to Release NEW Blend at 2016 IPCPR – Blue Saphire

Let the 1502 Blue Sapphire help you relax and enjoy the wonders of what life has to offer. With a finale of “9” in the strength chart, this blend is perfect for those who are looking for boldness and flavor. Wrapper: Nicaragua Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Strength Chart Strength: Full Body (7.8/10 – 9/10) Vitolas Toro Gordo 6 x 52 Box Pressed

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Pennsylvania Cigar Retailer Declares Whiskey Rebellion

Famous Smoke Shop Launches Full Line-up of RoMa Craft Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Cigars EASTON, PA–(Marketwired – July 21, 2016) – Famous Smoke Shop, a leading online distributor of discounted premium cigars, has announced a new line of cigars in conjunction with RoMa Craft Tobac. The cigar retailer specializes in offering the web’s widest selection of cigars at the lowest prices — and their newest selection is named Intemperance WR 1794. Already made immensely popular due to an early, limited edition release with CigarDojo.com, RoMa Craft has added multiple sizes within…

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Rare, One-Of-A-Kind Governor Schwarzenegger Humidor By Daniel Marshall Featured In Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Saint-Tropez Gala 2016

An extremely rare humidor hand crafted by Daniel Marshall is among the exquisitely unique items up for auction to benefit the planet. Los Angeles, Calif. (July 20, 2016) – An extremely rare and never sold limited edition humidor hand crafted by Cigar Aficionado’s No. 1 rated humidor designer in the world, Daniel Marshall, is among the special auction items that will be part of the live auction at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Annual Gala in Saint-Tropez, France. This one-of-a-kind humidor is personally signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and includes a gold…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Jessy from New York City

Meet Jessy Ramos, a sizzlin’ 33-year-old sister-of-the-leaf(#sotl) from Brooklyn, New York. Jessy is a smokin’ hot Dominican dame who has been working in the cigar industry since 2012. She has been smoking for about four years now and finds the experience, ‘relaxing.’ “I have worked at Havana Dreams Cigar Shop in Rego Park, NY since October of 2012,” Jenny explained. “I got curious about cigars and tried it and liked it.  I find smoking to be very relaxing.” Jessy usually smokes mild cigars, Java Mint by Rocky Patel being her…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Mitzi Jones from Texas

Meet Mitzi Jones, a sizzlin’ 35-year-old sister-of-the-leaf (#sotl) from Houston, Texas. ‘Jonezi’, as she is playfully referred to by her friends, is originally from Harlem, New York. She began smoking cigars last year and has fallen head-over-heals for the lifestyle. Mitzi, who started smoking after moving to Houston, began her journey into the enchanted world of cigars with an occasional smoke here and there. Today, she enjoys the leaf two to three times per week, if not more. “I started smoking when a guy I was dating, who owns a…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Featuring Kim from the Carolinas

Meet Kimberly Cravens, a sizzlin’ sister-of-the-leaf (#SOTL) from the Carolinas. Kimmy, as she is playful known among her family and friends, has become a social media exibitionist best known for her beer -n- bikini 30 posts on Facebook. Kim is a Post Secondary Fine Arts Educator who smokes cigars ‘pretty regularly’. She started smoking back in 2003 while stationed in the United Kingdom with her husband who was on active duty with the United States Air Force at the time. She was traveling Europe coaching volleyball and teaching art when…

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Las Cumbres Tabaco Adding Line Extensions to Senorial Maduro and Freyja

Las Cumbres Tabaco is adding box-pressed line extensions to the company’s highly popular Senorial Maduro Natural and Freyja lines. Keeping with the Nordic theme of Freyja, brand creater Emma Viktorsson named the new vitola after Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir (pronounced me-YUL-nir, with the r rolled at the end). “My idea for a box press for Freyja was to add a larger size to her original line, which I had kept at ring gauges on the smaller side,” explained Viktorsson. “I did not want to simply add a round size, I wanted…

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