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Walt White – Slimming Down Dad

Friday, June 26th, 2015

I’ve been out of the cigar blog thing for some time now. It wasn’t a conscious choice. Nothing specifically caused it, or so I thought. It took quite some time before I really figured out what change has distracted me from reviewing cigars. I still smoke them, for the record.


Remember Walt from Stogie Review? I’ve known him for a number of years. Recently, he’s been changing some things in his life too.

Read on…

I tend to keep personal things personal. Struggling with weight fell into this category. Walt, on the other hand, did the exact opposite. He decided to hold himself accountable to his family, himself, and literally everyone. He has decided to be healthy, and document the journey on a podcast called Slimming Down Dad.

Check it out at

What does this have to do with me? After listening to the first two episodes, I was compelled to join him on episode three. You can check it out HERE. We get a little long winded here and there, but I think the episode turned out well. I hope you join in and encourage Walt.

As for this site, I’m not sure when regular posts will return, or even if they will. I’m leaning towards finding a happy middle ground.

Smoke Inn/TomsCigars Sampler Contest WINNER

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Let’s cut to the chase. The winner of the cigar sampler is Steve D. I will be emailing you for your contact info, so keep an eye on your inbox and spam filter.

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Thanks again to Smoke Inn for making this raffle possible, and to everyone who entered. Don’t forget, you can purchase this sampler for yourself directly from Smoke Inn. CLICK HERE for more info!

Smoke Inn/TomsCigars Sampler Contest Ending Soon!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Have you entered to win a free sampler of cigars? If not, time is running short. CLICK HERE!

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Don’t forget, you can purchase this sampler at any time RIGHT HERE.

Any time now, I will draw a random winner. Thanks to Smoke Inn for making this raffle possible!

Smoke Inn, TomsCigars Sampler & Giveaway

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

This post will be stuck at the top of the site until the contest expires. New content will continue to be posted.

It’s true, I have my own cigar sampler. I am often asked what some of my favorite cigars are. While the list changes, I have some go-to sticks that I recommend to those who ask. Thanks to Smoke Inn, this sampler is available to everyone, at a reasonable cost (and no profit to yours truly). The whole concept behind this is to promote relaxation via fine cigars.

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You may be asking, “So what’s in the sampler, where can I get it, and how can I win free cigars?” Read on…

The sampler is available for purchase at Smoke Inn right now. It’s that easy, click here! Before you do that, leave a comment on this post. You’ll be entered to win this sampler for free. It contains the following cigars, ranging from mild to full bodied and strength.


1 EPC Inch Maduro No. 64

1 Ortega Serie D Maduro No. 6

1 My Father Flor de Antillas Toro Gordo

1 Illusione Epernay Le Monde

1 Perdomo Champagne Robusto

1 Arturo Fuente Magnum Rosado R58

1 Kristoff Maduro Matador

1 Drew Estate Undercrown Belicoso


Standard disclaimers apply. You must be 18 or over, and live within the United States. Please only enter once by leaving one comment here. Make sure to enter your real email address in the email field. All contact information will be kept confidential. In a week or two, I’ll randomly pick a winner.

The History of Tabacalera Falto

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I am often a sucker for small boutique cigar companies. They often are more focused on quality in smaller quantities. Such is the case of Falto cigars, which at times reminds me of Canimao, another small boutique company. These cigars require your attention due to their subtle flavor delivery.

The 28 minute video below get’s in to the history and mentality of Luis Falto and his cigar company. While this is a promotional video, I still found it interesting. The video is sub-titled, but I enjoyed it and thought a few of you may feel the same.

As always, you can click on the HD button on the player and view this in hi-def. Check it out.

4th Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ Day

Monday, July 18th, 2011

As I’ve said in previous years… This is a cigar site and I try to keep the personal stuff out. But there are always exceptions.

Friday, July 22nd 2011 is the 4th annual Smoke a JJ for JJ day. It’s easy… Spark up a Don Pepin Garcia Series JJ and enjoy the time you’ll spend relaxing. Don’t have any Series JJ’s? No problem. Dig out your favorite cigar and smoke up.


For those of you asking “Why?” July 22nd would have been JJ’s fourth birthday. JJ is the son of Stogie Review founding member Jerry. He died of SIDS at 3.5 months of age.


So every year we have a Series JJ to relax, reflect, and show respect to JJ, Jerry, and family.

Long ashes…


Update – 7/22/2011

Wow what a great turnout for the occasion. Here is our little contribution from earlier tonight:




From earlier today-


jj4jj2 first show this Saturday

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I’m sure you all know Mike from and Mike from Both of them are starting up a podcast over at This project has been in the planning phase for quite some time, and it is finally ready to go live. The first show will be this Saturday, March 26th, at 1PM Est.


The show will be broadcast live at that time, so make sure to visit for more information. The audio will be available for download afterwards. Make sure to tune in!

St. Pete Cigar Tour

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

As many of you know, I documented the progress of Ed’s new shop as he moved in. But it has been about a year since a full tour of his shop has been done.


Now that the new shop is totally complete, it is time to showcase the growing inventory and amazing lounge. So sit back for ten minutes and see what St. Pete Cigar has to offer.

Bonita Smoke Shop Giveaway WINNER!

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

As you all know, Bonita Smoke Shop hosted a great Christmas giveaway on the site this year. I can’t say enough good things about this shop. So just do yourself a favor and pay them a visit on the web, or in person if you are in the Bonita Springs, FL area.


Out of the 93 of you who entered the contest, I drew a random winner. My method was simple. I put tickets into a bowl, mixed them up, and blindly grabbed a ticket.

So without further ado, the winner is Andrew DeVore! I already emailed you for your contact information, and will await your reply.

Thanks again to Bonita Smoke Shop for making this happen, and to everyone who visits the site!

The site grew beyond my expectations in 2010. The purpose of this place has been, and still remains a place for me to have a reference of the cigars that I smoke. I am certainly no expert or aficionado. If anything, I am an average casual smoker. The only difference is, I have this website. So keep coming back and let’s have a good time in 2011.

Stay tuned, as I am arranging another great giveaway in Jan. of 2011!

Christmas Giveaway Ending Soon!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

For those of you who haven’t entered this great giveaway, click HERE and do it now!


The contest will be over soon, and I’ll pick a random winner. So, if you haven’t entered yet, simply leave a comment HERE. And let’s not forget to thank Bonita Smoke Shop for this great contest!

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