El Mas Chingon by Room 101

El Mas Chingon by Room 101

posted on July 3rd, 2015

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2015 LC50

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2015 LC50

posted on July 2nd, 2015

RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal SGP

RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal SGP

posted on June 25th, 2015

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For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration

A little twist on our Week in Smoke series…For Your Consideration is a collection of items (cigars, food, wine, books, quotes, etc) that I’ve been enjoying and naturally, you should consider enjoying yourself. Don’t expect this to be to be some in depth exploration into pairings. This is supposed to be fun. So, sit back, relax, take a few deep breaths and enjoy.

Illusione Fume D’Amour (Lagunas) – I’m late to the game, I know. Does it get much better …

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For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration

A little twist on our Week in Smoke series…For Your Consideration is a collection of items (cigars, food, wine, books, quotes, etc) that I’ve been enjoying and naturally, you should consider enjoying yourself. Don’t expect this to be to be some in depth exploration into pairings. This is supposed to be fun. So, sit back, relax, take a few deep breaths and enjoy.

Don Pepin Garcia Blue (Invictos) – I never really gave the Blue a chance. I mean …

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Top 10 Cigars – TGT Edition (2014)

Top 10 Cigars – TGT Edition (2014)

Last year (2013) was a horrendous year so I spent this year (2014) focusing on me. I’ll probably do the same in 2015. Meditation is awesome. “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” Thats an Eckart Tolle quote. The politics of cigar blogging has made it difficult for me to enjoy the process of blogging. There have been only a few times this year where I was blogging because it was actually fun. I got …

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Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

The garden has a nice layer of mulch and has been put to bed for the winter. Planted some winter garlic that should be ready to harvest in the spring and just in time to transplant seedlings started indoors. The old adage is true, once you grow your own, store bought will be disappointing. With it being my first year of gardening I really didn’t expect anything to grow. Having those really low expectations and then to have an impressive …

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Pairings: CAO Flathead V450 Sparkplug & Flying Dog The Truth

Pairings: CAO Flathead V450 Sparkplug & Flying Dog The Truth

Disclaimer: For full disclosure, CAO Cigars is a paid advertiser and supporter of Stogie Review. With that said, the cigars and beer for this pairing were purchased by me.

Note: Initially this video was to be part of a single post that would compliment the Week in Smoke: Art of Craft Edition. Originally I was going to do three videos that would go along with the four pairings CAO and Flying Dog created. After some great feedback I decided

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7th Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ

7th Annual Smoke a JJ for JJ

Seven years…has it really been that long? It feels just like yesterday when my wife was in the bathroom that Saturday morning as I laid in bed, asked “what did the doctor say it would feel like when my water broke?” In a sleepy voice I replied, “like you peed yourself” followed by a short pause and a hesitant reply from her of “oh”. After another short pause, I asked hesitantly “why?” and we were off to the races. We …

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Week In Smoke – The Art of Craft

Week In Smoke – The Art of Craft

Disclaimer: For full disclosure, the cigars and beer provided for this edition of Week in Smoke were samples provided by CAO Cigars and Flying Dog. Who doesn’t like free beer and cigars? CAO is also a paid advertiser with us.

A new format for the Week in Smoke series. Hopefully the video clips instead of images from my Instagram feed will be well received.

I’m not very knowledgable with beer, the brewing process, components, ingredients or even the lingo …

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Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

I think we need to start The Stogie Review Book Club or something…Ink & Ashes? Received some interesting e-mails and Facebook messages about other books I should checkout. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle got a lot of recommendations which was already on my list since it was mentioned in 10 Percent Happier. What am I reading now? I’m currently finishing up Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of A Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian by Bob Saget aka Danny Tanner …

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The Show

The Show

A disclaimer to begin with. When I refer to “we” I am referring to us here at Stogie Review. We are not trying to speak for all cigar media outlets. We are just speaking for ourselves. We believe each cigar media outlet should be judged on their own individual merit, street cred and not be judged as a group.

Two years ago I penned an article, If We Don’t Go, They Win. That same year at IPCPR, I asked …

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Sancho Panza Double Maduro

Sancho Panza Double Maduro

It is kind of funny that with IPCPR on the horizon and my last Week in Smoke mainly containing new releases that I turn to the Sancho Panza Double Maduro. With Walt recently reviewing the Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte I thought this would compliment his review. Plus, with us trying to get back to basics and focus on having fun than dealing with some of the bullshit that has come our way over the course of the last eight …

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