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Infiniti Q50

The luxe brands of the Asian automakers suffer from an inferiority complex. Clearly, the Europeans rule the luxury segment, with BMW, Audi, Volvo and Mercedes ...

The Back Story: Tombstone

We travel a lot in this business of making magazines but I don’t think we’ve ever been anywhere like Tombstone Arizona. This historic city a ...

Waiting To Exhale

Premiums on Trial as Feds Weigh Fate Pedro Gomez returned to his native Nicaragua in 2006 from the U.S. armed with a pedigree in international ...
Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality Charleston, SC.

If Charleston, South Carolina had a politically incorrect office in its chamber of commerce, Jon Whitley would be its leader. “I’m into alcohol, firearms and ...

Undercrown Turns 10

HOW A CIGAR BORN ON THE FACTORY FLOOR ASCENDED TO STARDOM In March 2009, an all hands on deck meeting was called at La Gran ...
The Back Story

The Back Story: Big Sur

The Back Story Mark Twain once said the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Although I’m not sure he ever ...

Crashing the Party

Crashing the Party FDA, Regulations loom as cigars boom Frisco, Texas – After four years in business, it’s time for Industrial Cigar Co. to expand. ...

Audi Q3: It Takes Two & That’s Enough

Audi’s smallest SUV gives the luxury brand a formidable vehicle for those seeking a bit more space than a sedan. With all the refined accoutrements ...

Confessions of an Absolute Neophyte

Confessions of an Absolute Neophyte An eight-cigar journey and a search for a clue. By: Anonymous I smoked my first cigar (and my hundredth) about ...
Falling For Michigan

Falling for Michigan

Falling for Michigan Someone once said that the summer’s last heat and the winter’s first chill meet in the fall. In Michigan, that heat is ...

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