Archive for January, 2013

New and Old Cigars and Taxes by Frank Seltzer

  Sometime in April, the Benji Menendez Majestuoso makes a return. This was the limited edition cigar that took off in 2009-10.  Named for cigar master Benji Menendez, the 6 x 46 cigar gave new life to the Partagas brand and now is making a comeback as a regular edition to the Partagas line.   [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - January 29, 2013 at 10:31

Categories: cigar, Cigars, Cigars. how to smoke a cigar, JR Cigars, master series, partagas brand, tobacco   Tags:

Pig Skin, Chow, & Premium Aged Tobacco… Yum… by Tommy Zman

Sinus infections are a pox upon humanity and just a real bad deal for us cigar lovers. I’ve been dealing with the lingering effects of one for almost a week now and it is just the biggest pain in the ass – I mean head, imaginable. On top of all the symptoms that suck, the [...]

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Posted by editor - January 25, 2013 at 12:14

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Emilio La Musa

At least a couple people have been asking what the hell is going on here. My temporary hiatus isn’t quite over yet, but I found an opportunity to have a couple smokes. Consistent updates will resume within a week or two. Anyway… Once again, Gary Griffith, of Emilio Cigars, has a blend up for review. [...]

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Posted by Tom - January 25, 2013 at 00:00

Categories: Cigar Reviews, Cigars, Emilio_La_Musa, Gary_Griffith   Tags:

Legacy and More by Frank Seltzer

Altadis USA will soon be releasing a new H. Upmann called the Legacy.  The cigar will come in three sizes a 5”x5 Robusto for $5.85, a Corona at 5.5” x 44 for $6.50 and a Toro at 6” x 52 for $6.85.  The Legacy uses an Ecuadoran Sumatran wrapper (for the first time in an [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - January 22, 2013 at 11:55

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What’s the Best Cigar I’ve EVER Smoked? Well… by Tommy Zman

“The greatest cigar to smoke is the one you are currently smoking” - Zino Davidoff Over the years, I’ve been asked many times, “Zman, what is the best cigar that you’ve ever smoked?” While some people can answer that question, I find it almost impossible because I don’t think you can judge a good or [...]

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Posted by JR Cigars Blog - January 18, 2013 at 12:57

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Dona Flor Event–Friday the 18th

This Friday, January 18th, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm, St. Pete Cigar will be hosting a Dona Flor smoker event. As always, there will be one day only deals and grub. I know I will stop by for as long as I can. These are very tasty Brazilian puro’s. Quick update on the site. I’m sure [...]

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Posted by Tom - January 15, 2013 at 17:27

Categories: Cigars, Dona_Flor, Events, Stpete_Cigar   Tags:

We’re Number One! by Frank Seltzer

Ok so the ratings for last year are out.  We’re number one is the call throughout the cigar world.  There are at least about 53 sites that rate the best cigars for the year. (Charlie at Half Wheel actually spent a lot of time compiling all the ratings into a consensus list…he obviously has waaaay [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - January 15, 2013 at 12:21

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There is NO Passion Like that of the Cigar Smoker, by Tommy Zman

Cigar smoking is one of the most beloved and passionate pastimes I have ever been personally involved with and if you’re a lover of the leaf like myself, you know exactly what I mean by that. If you’re like me, you think about cigars a lot. You live for the end of the day to [...]

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Posted by editor - January 11, 2013 at 12:05

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Gatherings by Frank Seltzer

Well the weather is getting colder and that leads lots of us to look for warmer climes..there are a couple of gatherings coming up in much warmer weather.  Both are in February. One is Pro Cigar, which I have written about before.  It is a week long blast in the Dominican Republic and you get [...]

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Posted by F. Seltzer - January 8, 2013 at 09:11

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E.P. Carrillo Inch Maduro

You know the story… I was browsing the humidor at Ed’s shop, and he pointed out a cigar that he recently started carrying. As you would expect, I buy whatever Ed suggests, and I trust his recommendations. There is no big story behind this blend, and if there is, I’m unaware. So let’s get right [...]

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Posted by Tom - January 8, 2013 at 00:00

Categories: Cigar Reviews, Cigars, EP_Carrillo, Inch_Maduro   Tags:

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