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Top 7 Everyday Cigars – TGT Edition

Top 7 Everyday Cigars – TGT Edition

It didn’t take long after my Top 5 Special Occasion Cigars post to start getting requests about what are some of my top choices for a everyday cigar. I was a bit conflicted on what price point to focus on for an everyday cigar. What I may feel comfortable paying for a cigar can vary from what others may feel comfortable with. Finally I decided to focus on cigars in the $5 to $8 range and are widely available. Your …

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An Evening with Guillermo Leon – Part One

An Evening with Guillermo Leon – Part One

The first of two parts with Guillermo Leon of La Aurora Cigars. This follows the format of the other Q&A videos we have recorded. George Brightman of W.Curtis Draper (Bethesda) sits down with Guillermo Leon and discusses all things La Aurora from the history of when Guillermo was handed the “keys” to the factory, to what cigars he is producing today and most exciting what Guillermo and the La Aurora Family have planned for us to enjoy in the …

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16 Minutes with Terence Reilly (SAG Imports)

16 Minutes with Terence Reilly (SAG Imports)

A rose by any other name is still a rose…whether you refer to them as SAG Imports, MATASA, Quesada or Casa Magna its hard to ignore their cigars. The Casa Magnus Domus Magnus was my 2011 Cigar of The Year and they make a yearly appearance in that life style magazine we all hate to love or is that love to hate? Ever since I smoked the Domus, I’ve been sampling all things made by MATASA. It is …

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Second Opinions: The Top Cigars of 2011

Second Opinions: The Top Cigars of 2011

When the various annual lists of top cigars of the year are released, it’s always a contentious issue. Everyone’s palate and preferences are different, with some people loving certain cigars that others hated, and vice versa. More than any other, the list that usually elicits the most debate and controversy is the top 25 published by the leading cigar “lifestyle” magazine. For better or worse, there are often more than a few surprises contained in that particular list, but at …

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Contest: Win a Black Label Viceroy Torch

Contest: Win a Black Label Viceroy Torch

Last week we gave away a Back Label Table Torch to one lucky Facebook user. This week we are going to be doing something very similar for our Twitter friends. The prize is a Black Label Viceroy Torch, courtesy of Lighters Direct. Entering is simple, all you have to do is click on the little ‘Tweet’ button down below to share this post on Twitter. Once you do that, be sure to follow @StogieReview.

That is it all …

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The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2011

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2011

‘Tis the season for cigar lists, and here’s mine. I like to think of what follows as my real top 10 list. Meaning that, when I lift the humidor lid, the following cigars are the ones I really hope to find waiting for me front and center. New or old, complex or straightforward, these are the smokes I’m always happy to light up, the ones I do my best to keep in supply. Of course, it didn’t always work out …

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Charlie’s Top 10 Cigars of 2011 (plus giveaway)

Charlie’s Top 10 Cigars of 2011 (plus giveaway)

It’s that time of the year again when every cigar reviewer publishes a post that starts with “It’s that time of the year again…” As long as I’ve been smoking cigars, I’ve looked forward to these top X lists since it allows you to do a few really cool things:

  1. Discover some gems you might have missed
  2. See which review source most closely aligns with your smoking palate
  3. Compare the rankings to see if there’s a cigar or two which
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Walt’s Favorite Cigars from 2011

Walt’s Favorite Cigars from 2011

It is that time of year again, where Top 10 Lists are in abundance and manufacturers salivate at the opportunity to Re-Tweet, Share, and +1 all of the praise that their cigars receive. I generally enjoy this time of year and am eager to put a list of my own together. This year, however, I am absolutely dreading it.

In years past I would open up the Cigar Review Index and take in all the cigars we’ve reviewed throughout the …

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Contest: Win a Black Label Table Torch

Contest: Win a Black Label Table Torch

A few weeks ago our good friend Steven, from Lighters Direct, asked me to review a lighter, the Black Label El Presidente. Along with that lighter, Steven sent along two others for us to give away.

The first of those lighters is a Black Label “Bombay” Table Torch (Model LBLT100). Entering is very simple, all we ask you to do is “Like” Stogie Review on Facebook. You can do so with the widget down below. If you …

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Top 10 Cigars – TGT Edition (2011)

Top 10 Cigars – TGT Edition (2011)

Man where did 2011 go? Seems like the older you get the faster time goes by. Before 2012 gets here its time to look back at 2011. 2011 was another awesome year for cigars! I’m anxious to see what Walt, Brian, Mike and Charlie have listed this year. This year is no different than previous years. I had a difficult time paring the list down to just ten. To help me pare the list down, I limited it to cigars …