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Cigar Aficionado's Top Cigar of 2013 announced

Cigar News | 18 December 2013 | 17h03 GMT+2

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

Cigar Aficionado has just announced their Number 1 cigar for 2013.

 

Yes, we were surprised!

 

Click here to find out which cigar was voted Number 1.

 

Click here to view the Top 2-5 cigars.

 

Click here to view the Top 6-10 cigars.

 

Check back tomorrow to find out which cigars are ranked 11-25.

 

         


Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 Best Cigars of 2013 - Cigars 5, 4, 3 & 2

Cigar News | 17 December 2013 | 17h02 GMT+2

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

Yesterday (16/12/2013) Cigar Aficionado released the first part (cigars 6-10) of the list of their Top 25 Best Cigars for 2013.

 

They have just released the cigars ranked 2-5.

 

Click here to view the list.

 

Check back tomorrow to find out which cigar will be ranked the Number 1.

 

On Thursday, 19 December 2013 the Top 11-25 Cigars will be announced.

 

         


Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 Best Cigars of 2013 - Cigars 10, 9, 8, 7 & 6

Cigar News | 16 December 2013 | 17h04 GMT+2

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

This time around Cigar Aficionado decided to release their Best Cigars for 2013 in December and not in January of the following year as the custom previously was.

 

Click here to view Cigars 10, 9, 8, 7 and 6 with pictures!

 

Check back tomorrow for Cigars 5, 4, 3 and 2 and Wednesday, 18 December 2013 for the Number 1 Cigar.

 

On Thursday, 19 December 2013 the Top 11-25 Cigars will be announced.

 

         


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Best Cigar of the year 2013 Announced

Cigar News | 6 November 2013 |

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

There can only be one... and this cigar received a rating of 96!

 

Rated:

Click here to find out which cigar was awarded with this very special award!

 

         


Partagás: The Book / Partagás: El Libro

Cigar News | 7 May 2013 |

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

Since the launch of this great new book is imminent we thought it will be a good idea to tell you about it!

 

 

With 272 pages and more than 800 images, Partagás El Libro shows the great history of one of the world's most famous cigar brands. The lives and exploits of the men who owned it, their successes and foibles.

 

Click here >>> for more pictures and snapshots!

 

         


Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchills in Aluminium Tubes

Cigar News | 22 April 2013 |

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

Romeo y Julieta Petit Churchills, in aluminium tubes will be arriving to all markets worldwide in the coming weeks.

 

 

Click here to read the full article.

 

         


Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15 Years Aged - Koi Perfecto #2

Cigar Review & Rating | 1 8 April 2013 | 

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

 

The vintage Cellar Reserve uses the finest quality 15 year-old aged tobacco, comprising of an oily Criollo wrapper that was harvested in 1998. It is combined with an aged Dominican, Olor binder and then a 15-year old Dominican filler. The cigars are also housed in a unique wooden box which Gurkha claims is aesthetically evoking of a maturing wine barrel.

 

Click here to read the full review.

 

         


Cigar Advisor April 2013 now online

Cigar News | 17 April 2013 | 

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

 

Cigar Advisor is a new online cigar magazine with a difference and don't take that comment lightly!

 

We at Cigar Affection enjoyed it so far. Visit the website for some interesting insights about the world of cigars.

 

You can find Cigar Advisor here >>>

 

         


Cigar Aficionado May/June 2013 issue 

Cigar News | 11 April 2013 | 

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

 

On the front cover of the May/June 2013 issue of Cigar Aficionado is Laurence Fishburne - "The seasoned actor speaks his mind".

 

The issue is jam-packed with good life articles relating to sport, tech, food, luxury cars etc.

 

78 Cigars are rated in this issue. You just have to see these ratings! 

 

The Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill (2011 Cigar of the year) is also resmoked and rated in this issue.

 

         


Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto Review & Rating

Cigar Review & Rating | 8 April 2013 | 

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

 

This specific reviewed cigar from Rocky Patel’s Vintage line of cigars is called the Vintage 1990 Robusto. It just comes to show how cigar manufacturers blur the lines when it comes to naming their cigars. Traditionally a Robusto is 124mm x 50 but this Robusto from Rocky Patel is 140mm also with a ring gauge of 50. 

 

Click here to read the full review.

 

         


Cohiba Maduro 5 Mágicos Review & Rating

Cigar Review & Rating | 28 March 2013 | 

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

 

The Cohiba Maduro 5 line of cigars was introduced in 2007. The line consists of the Secretos, Genios and the Mágicos that is featured in this review.

 

Click here to read the full review.

 

         


How cigars are made - 9 Part Video

Cigar Knowledge | 16 March 2013 |

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

 

Here you will find a 9 part video series that clearly shows and properly explains the complete process of cigar manufacturing. 

 

The videos cover the entire process from seedlings in the nursery, harvesting, curing, rolling, quality control right through to the final packaging stage.

 

You won't find a better explanation anywhere.

 

View the videos here >>>

 

         


Cohiba Behike BHK 52, 54 & 56 Review Coming soon!

Cigar Reviews | 11 March 2013 | 

Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  

 

 

We have received our samples of the Cohiba Behike BHK 52, 54 & 56 today and we are ready to write a full review on each of these magnificent cigars.

 

The Behikes are some of the highest rating cigars in the world and we can't wait to light them up!

 

So come back soon to hear what we have to say.

 

         


Cigar Aficionado March/April issue now available

Cigar News | 9 March 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Cigar & Whiskey Tasting with Amano Cigars

Cigar Events | 8 March 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Humidor Auction - See the Humidors in pictures

Cigar News | 8 March 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Habanos in Images - Prize of Photography

Cigar News | 7 March 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Art, Glamour and Millions in Humidor Auction Dollars

Cigar News | 6 March 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill Review & Rating

Cigar Review & Rating | 4 March 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


It takes 539 well-founded steps to create a Habano

Cigar News | 3 March 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Cuban cigar sales on the rise in Africa

Cigar News | 1 March 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


The New Cigar Band of Montecristo

Cigar News | 27 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Humidor Premium Select

Cigar Ratings | 27 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Montecristo Petit No.2 + Double Edmundo New Release

Cigar News | 26 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


The 15th Habanos Festival

Cigar News | 26 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Romeo y Julieta Churchills Reserva 2008

Cigar News | 25 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


From Seeds to Cigars  

Cigar Knowledge | 17 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Alec Bradley Black Market "Punk"

Cigar News | 15 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Gurkha 125th Anniversary Edition Cigar

Cigar Review & Rating | 12 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


The Cigar Ratings Page is now active

Cigar News | 8 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Gurkha is officially in South Africa

Cigar News | 8 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Cigars Sizes, Shapes & Colours Guide

Cigar Knowledge | 15 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


Welcome to CigarAffection.com

Cigar News | 15 February 2013 | Posted by Jeandré Hartman of Cigar Affection  


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