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August,
2005



Cover Story:
Vegas Re-Freyed: the New Casa Fuente
By Aaron Sigmond
A glance back and a look forward at the Las Vegas cigar milieu and its most prominent proprietors, Michael and Robert Frey and their new venture, Casa Fuente/
Cigar Making:
Evaluating Cigars...
By Dale Scott
Creating a cigar blend, particularly from new crops or tobacco strains, means smoking lots and lots of samples. A highly structured method of evaluating each cigar gives makers a way to zero in on the final product.
Distributor Focus:
It's a Family Affair at Phillips & King International
By Joseph Finora
Bringing the exotic to the mainstream - an "one-stop" shop for tobacco products.






Gifts and Accessories for Cigar, Pipe, and Cigarette Smokers


Signs of the Times...
- by E. Edward Hoyt III



What's Happening and Where in the Tobacco Industry


Trends and Trendsetters in Specialty Tobacco Retailing


Merchandise and News from the Pipe World


Tobacco Products and Industry Promotions


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