Category Archives: FYI

IPCPR 2014 – Cigar Federation

Today is the final day of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show in Las Vegas. While this isn’t an event that I attend, I have been paying…

Cigar Matching Guide from Noblego: Cigars and Beverages

Cigar Matching Guide from Noblego: Cigars and Beverages

Cigar Matching Guide from Noblego: Cigars and Beverages. I’m not sure how I came across this page. I wasn’t even looking for pairing information. It is in German, but the…

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Cigar Shopping and What’s a Humidor Anyways?

I’ve got this thing for Brick and Mortar (B&M) stores. Cigar shops that you can walk into, browse the shelves, talk shop, etc. These stores are the backbone of the…

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One serious prize pack

I don’t normally post about contests, but this NPO raffle and fundraiser is pretty impressive http://www.stogiefriends.com/one-desk-foundation-raffle/ Yep, they’re giving away Opus X Lost City Double Robusto, Drew Estate Nica Rustica,…

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Cigars I smoked in 2013 that were excellent

So, I guess you could call this my “best of” for 2013. I smoked a few cigars, enjoyed some, hated some, and fell in love with a few. Some of…

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The new Ventura Cigar Co Project805

Yesterday, a post on Facebook grabbed my attention. It was from Ventura Cigar Co talking about a new tobacco being used in a new cigar. Huh? “New” tobacco? Couldn’t figure…

this CAO Lx2 corona (4.0"x45) is a great example of the flavor differences between smaller and larger cigars

A Matter of Size

Recently I’ve been working on selecting and smoking smaller cigars–both in length and ring gauge. My primary purpose for choosing small cigars like Perfectos and Coronas is a matter of…