For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration

posted on May 3rd, 2015

Rocky Patel Decade Cameroon

Rocky Patel Decade Cameroon

posted on May 2nd, 2015

I want to let you in on a little secret…

I want to let you in on a little secret…

posted on May 1st, 2015

Stogie Talk Archive

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I want to let you in on a little secret…

I want to let you in on a little secret…

Last night my daughter and I were relaxing in the living room, watching Phineas and Ferb, when I turned to her and asked what she wanted for dinner. After some back and forth we settled on grilled hot dogs and mixed vegetables. We made a quick run to the grocery store then I began the process of getting the grill ready.

With the charcoal chimney smoking away, I sat down on the deck with a cigar, a beer, and my …

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Stumbling on to a Deal at Your Local Cigar Shop

Stumbling on to a Deal at Your Local Cigar Shop

Imagine walking through the door at your local cigar shop and being greeted like Norm Peterson. After some light chit-chat, you make your way across the store and enter the walk-in humidor. You’ve walked through this space hundreds, if not thousands of times since your first visit.

You’ve been through this particular humidor so many times you could probably recite the names and locations of every brand carried. Despite this, you’ve grown comfortable. You have a rotation of go-to cigars …

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Yard Gar Season Is Upon Us

Yard Gar Season Is Upon Us

I was beginning to think that it would never happen but, Spring has sprung here in Pennsylvania. Our trees are forming leaves, bushes are bursting with color, and the grass is growing like crazy.

Aside from cigars and drinks outside, Spring is also the time of year when yardwork begins. Anytime this topic comes up in the cigar shop, patrons seem to get this far off look in their eyes as they make recommendations for various Yard Gars. If you …

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What books have you enjoyed while smoking a cigar?

What books have you enjoyed while smoking a cigar?

I like to credit myself with having an excellent long-term memory. It isn’t uncommon for my wife to give me the look of shock and amazement when I mention something obscure we did together years ago. Despite my good memory, I can’t think back to a space in my childhood and see the point where I began reading for absolute pleasure.

I suppose if I cobble together all of my early memories of books I could piece it together but, …

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Supporting your local cigar shop with non-conventional events

Supporting your local cigar shop with non-conventional events

A few years ago, I was sitting down at a friend’s house. He had a beautiful addition put in with an impressive ventilation system for cigars. At the time, Kensington Tobacconist (our old home away from home) was struggling and we were kicking around ideas to help ease the strain.

A few interesting ideas came to light but the one that stood out the most came from my friend. When he lived in Connecticut he frequented a cigar shop that …

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Sometimes you just can’t beat a dark and smokey cigar lounge

Sometimes you just can’t beat a dark and smokey cigar lounge

Things around the White household have been fairly hectic lately. Besides the busyness of everyday life, over the past week and a half, my wife and I have been watching a deck being built in our back yard. The construction hasn’t bothered us too much, not directly anyway, but it has thrown our dog out of whack – which indirectly impacts us.

Progress on the deck was slowed due to weather but as the weekend approached I could see the …

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Ask The Readers: What does it take to put on a good cigar event?

Ask The Readers: What does it take to put on a good cigar event?

At this very moment it is 61 degrees and sunny in my little piece of Pennsylvania. It is a beautiful day (for a change) and I find myself holed up in Sir Stogies with a little glass of Zaya and a Drew Estate Undercrown.

So, why am I wasting such a beautiful day inside? Well, it is 5:16pm on a Thursday and I just realized that I have absolutely nothing scheduled to post here on Stogie Review tomorrow. What better …

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The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2014

Now that we’re all safe from 2014, but not completely comfortable writing (or typing) 2015, it’s time for my annual top ten list. As I’ve said numerous times over the past year, it isn’t good enough for a cigar to just be good anymore, it has be to excellent to really make a go of it. And even if it is excellent, it’ll still have stiff competition. That can make it difficult to choose just ten cigars for a list, …

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I want a cigar that will knock me over!

I want a cigar that will knock me over!

Yesterday afternoon I was feeling bored. With plenty to do around the house and no desire to do any of it, I made the decision to get out for a little while. I hopped in my car and made the grueling 0.8 Mile ride to Sir Stogies to watch football with the guys.

As I kicked my feet up in the recliner, toasting my AJ Fernandez New World, one of the guys called out across the lounge. ‘Hey, have you

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Cigars and Pollen: Some Survival Tips

Cigars and Pollen: Some Survival Tips

Or, A Few Reasons to Smoke through Allergy Season.

It’s been a long, cold winter. No matter what the calendar says, it feels like it isn’t quite over yet. In fact, as I write this, the temperature outside is just above freezing. But spring is starting to break winter’s icy grip. I’ve seen a few days this month get into the high sixties. The warmer days have been a welcome break, but they have brought with them a tiny menace …

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