CAO OSA Sol Tour featuring Rick Rodriguez (plus giveaway)

Charlie with Rick Rodriguez from CAOCAO master blender Rick Rodriguez has been traveling the country lately spreading the word about the newest cigar he’s created: the OSA Sol. I met up with Rick at a recent OSA Sol Tour event hosted by Davidus Cigars in Annapolis, MD. We talked about the genesis of the OSA Sol blend, the OSA Nation promotion campaign, and the transition following the merger with General Cigar.

After watching the videos (including the bonus footage in Part 2), read on for details about how you can win a great CAO prize pack…

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In Part 2, I talk with Michael Giannini about the latest releases from La Gloria Cubana, and also with Gary Scheer, premium event manager for General Cigar.

I really had a great time hanging out with Rick, Michael, Gary, and everyone who came out for the event at Davidus Cigars. Rick wanted to do something special for our readers, so he gave me some great CAO swag to give away.

3-count OSA Sol travel humidors & La Traviata ball caps from CAO

Five (5) lucky winners will receive a CAO prize pack consisting of a 3-count OSA Sol travel humidor signed by Rick Rodriguez himself, along with a La Traviata ball cap. All you have to do to enter is help us spread the word about Stogie Review. Post something on Facebook, tweet something on Twitter, send an email to your cigar buddies, etc. Then come back here and leave a comment with a link to whatever you posted, or CC: me ( in your email to get credit for your entry. Residents of the US and Canada only; one (1) entry per person (after all, we don’t want you spamming people); contest ends October 16, 2011. Good luck!

About Charlie:
Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Delaware, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker