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Michael Barone
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My first of many new blog posts

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Review: Stage V Clinger
Recently I received an interesting cigar accessory in the mail; the Stage V " Clinger ". The company touts this as being a very unique cigar accessory that can hold your cigar anywhere. Since it is winter time here I did not have a chance to try it out on t...

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Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Cigars of 2016
It's that time of year. The weather is getting colder, the malls are getting busy and Cigar Aficionado reveals their Top 25 cigars for the year. To some this is more exciting than watching the ball drop in Times Square. For me, it's my chance to see what th...

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The Cigar - Moments of Pleasure Book PRICE DROP!
A while back I did a review on a new book of the joy and craft of premium hand-made cigars. The book, The Cigar - Moments of Pleasure was one of the most comprehensive and beautiful book on the subject I have ever read. My original review can be found here ...

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IPCPR 2016 quick recap
The  International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association returned to Las Vegas with it's 2016 trade show. This year's show had a lot of buzz  preceding  it, due to the impending legislation by the FDA. Yes, on August 8 of this year the cigar world as w...

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Photo by: TheCigarPhotographer.com One of the finer things in life is that perfect pairing of a premium cigar and an adult beverage. I have done many cigar pairings on this site and will continue to do more, but sometimes what I pair isn't what you have on ...

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It seems the FDA is ignoring reason and will be trying to cripple the cigar industry with their latest regulations on premium handmade cigars. These regulations are slated to go into effect August 8, 2016 but will face legal challenges from the cigar commun...

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The Cigar: Moments of Pleasure, a book review
Just over a month ago I was contacted to review a book about the making and enjoyment of cigars. Of course I said I would and waited for the book to arrive. I had no idea of how big or small it would be and I was a bit skeptical of a new book about the ciga...

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Playboy, PG rated
As a art photographer who has spent most of his 30 years as a photographer of artistic nudes I always appreciated the tasteful and creative ways Playboy magazine portrayed women. Their articles were always good although, sometimes, a bit pretentious. But al...

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Cigars and the Holiday Season
Royal Danish Collection It's that time of year when a lot of us try desperately hard to find that perfect gift for someone we only see twice a year. Or buying for that special someone without going broke. Ah yes, the holiday season. I frequently get asked f...
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