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    Ashton VSG (23 Year) Cigar Review
  • IPCPR 2013 - Post Mortem
    IPCPR 2013 Post Mortem
  • An Afternoon with Cynthia Fuente
    An Afternoon with Cynthia Fuente
  • An Interview with Keith Park
    An Interview with Keith Park of Prometheus and God of Fire
  • Storage on a Budget - How to Build a Coolidor
    Storage on a Budget - How to Build a Coolidor
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    Complete Coverage of the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show
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Tatuaje La Casita Criolla Lancero

Tatuaje La Casita Criolla Lancero

posted on August 16th, 2014

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 56

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 56

posted on August 13th, 2014

AJ Fernandez Pinolero Maduro Toro

posted on August 11th, 2014

Events Archive

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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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Cigar Safari: Fabrica Nica Sueño Tour

Cigar Safari: Fabrica Nica Sueño Tour

In this last Cigar Safari video, Skip Martin takes us on a tour of the Nica Sueño cigar factory, home of RoMaCraft Tobac. In addition to showing us through the efficiently designed circular factory, Skip discusses the RoMaCraft timeline, production levels, future plans, his unique philosophy on cigar manufacturing and the flow of tobacco through the factory. If you’ve been on a factory tour before, you may be surprised at how differently this small facility operates.

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Throwback Thursday: Steve Saka On Tobacco At Cigar Safari 2013

Throwback Thursday: Steve Saka On Tobacco At Cigar Safari 2013

I don’t know how long “Throwback Thursday” has been a thing, but before people get tired of it, I’m using it to show some previously unpublished (and uncensored) video of Steve Saka from Cigar Safari 2013.

This video covers some of the same ground as Wednesday’s video regarding Connecticut Broadleaf and Habano tobaccos, but from Saka’s unique perspective (with supporting commentary from Nick Melillo). It also delves deeper into the history and migration of tobacco through the Americas, as well …

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Cigar Safari: Jonathan Drew & Nick Melillo Talk Tobacco

Cigar Safari: Jonathan Drew & Nick Melillo Talk Tobacco

In this part of the Cigar Safari tour, Jonathan Drew and Nick Melillo take us to a room full of pilones to discuss tobacco. Specifically the broadleaf and habano grown in the Connecticut River Valley region that’s destined for use in Liga Privada blends. Toward the end of the video, they show us the clear visual differences between leaf just off the boat vs. one, two and three year-aged tobacco.

But like the previous video, there’s more to it than …

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Cigar Safari 2014: Drew Estate II (DE-2)

Cigar Safari 2014: Drew Estate II (DE-2)

This year Cigar Safari got rolling with a visit to the brand new Drew Estate II (DE-2) facility across the street from the original Drew Estate factory. Jonathan Drew and Nick Melillo lead the tour of the 64,000 square foot expansion that they’ve dedicated to storing, curing, sorting and aging their growing supply of tobacco. The video that follows introduces the new facility, and branches off into an animated discussion of Drew Estate’s history and relationships with Nicaraguan tobacco growers, …

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Play fantasy baseball against Jerry and Ben and win prizes from Miami Cigar!

Its almost spring time.  That means its baseball is right around the corner.  Jerry and I are diehard baseball fans (Orioles for Jerry and the Braves for me) and figured a fun contest would be to have a fantasy baseball league with our cigar brothers and sisters.  What would make it even more fun?  How about winning cigars from Miami Cigar?  Our friend, Barry Stein at Miami Cigar, has graciously donated cigars for prizes throughout the season.  Here …

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Score a Free Cigar on National Hex Day

Score a Free Cigar on National Hex Day

Press Releases, in general, are pretty dull. Here at Stogie Review we generally don’t post them unless they can add to a review or article. There are exceptions to that rule. For instance, what if a press release included details on how you could score a free cigar?

We recently received a Press Release that did just that. Sindicato Cigar Company, makers of Hex Cigars, is putting on a promotion to get free cigars into your hands. All you …

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Delaware Cigar Festival 2013 and Draig Cayuquero

Delaware Cigar Festival 2013 and Draig Cayuquero


Write-Up

Hello and welcome to a little bit of an event coverage video along with my first try of the Draig Cayuquero. Gary was kind enough to give me one out of the only box in the USA right now and I figured it would be fitting to smoke it while I blather on about how great the Delaware Cigar Festival 2013 was.

This is not a cigar review but just me talking (I talk a lot) about the …

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IPCPR 2013: Complete Digest

IPCPR 2013: Complete Digest

With the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas officially behind us, it is about time we put together a complete digest of our coverage. As you can see, we came away with a lot of video again this year. Brian and Jerry did an awesome job on the show floor and we look forward to doing it all over again next year.

Sneak Peeks

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CHATweetUp 2013: Nomad Cigars

Fred Rewey’s a guy I’ve been meaning to talk to for a while. The opportunity presented itself a few weeks ago at the Chattanooga Tweetup, in a walk-in humidor conveniently stocked with plenty of Nomad cigars. In this interview, we touch on the Fugitive II, the Esteli Lot 1386 and the upcoming box-pressed Sumatra S-307. We also learn that no humidor is safe from a videobomb.

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