Rocky Patel Hamlet Paredes 25th Year Toro

Rocky Patel Hamlet Paredes 25th Year Toro

posted on April 12th, 2018

Curivari Onassis 550

Curivari Onassis 550

posted on April 6th, 2018

Debonaire Daybreak Toro

Debonaire Daybreak Toro

posted on April 3rd, 2018

Stogie Talk Archive

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Top 5 Cigars Under $5 – TGT Edition

Top 5 Cigars Under $5 – TGT Edition

To complete my recent obsession with lists, below you will find my Top 5 Cigars Under $5. This joins my previous lists of Top 5 Special Occassion Cigars and Top 7 Everyday Cigars. As always your mileage will vary with pricing but I got my pricing from a couple local sources in the DC/MD/VA area. The requirements were simple. Under $5 (before taxes), widely available, something I’ve smoked, made an appearance on the site (review or Week in …

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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 Two

An Evening with Guillermo Leon – Part Two

The second 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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Top 5 Special Occasion Cigars – TGT Edition

Top 5 Special Occasion Cigars – TGT Edition

Recently I reviewed the Ashton ESG 23 Year Salute. In that review I mentioned how the ESG would make a great celebratory cigar with wedding, graduation and summer baby season upon us. This prompted several e-mails asking for suggestions on what are some of the top celebratory or special occasion cigars that I would recommend for both the seasoned, occasional and new cigar smoker. Now this isn’t the end all, be all list of celebratory cigars. Some of these …

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If We Don’t Go…They Win

If We Don’t Go…They Win

I’ve been asked by bloggers, retailers, manufacturers and most importantly, you our readers, if The Stogie Review plans to attend the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show in Orlando FL?

The short answer is yes…we will be there. If we don’t go…they win. What does that mean? Who wins? If we don’t go the forces that oppose bloggers, the forces that say bloggers get in the way, the forces that say bloggers don’t contribute to the industry, the forces that …

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Ask The Readers: What do you do with Empty Cigar Boxes?

Ask The Readers: What do you do with Empty Cigar Boxes?

Ever since I started smoking cigars, I’ve been saving empty boxes. At first it was simply a matter of having a cool box. Eventually the empty boxes served as great organizational tools for inside my coolidor.

I’ve been saving my boxes for so long that these days I do it out of habit. Every once in a while I get a call or visit from an uncle who asks for them, and I’m happy to turn them over. He …

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An Afternoon with Pete Johnson (Part Four)

An Afternoon with Pete Johnson (Part Four)

Part Four, the final chapter. Lots of great discussion here about tasting cigars off the bench and envisioning how they will taste as they age, too many 90 plus ratings? Joya de Nicaragua in the 1970’s, more advice for bloggers and the benefits for manufacturers. Cigar technology, dying of cigars, consumer education, sorting tobacco, seed variety, the decline of Cuban cigars, aging cigars and props to Rolando Reyes Sr. and Dion Giolito.

I hope you all have enjoyed the interview. …

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An Afternoon with Pete Johnson (Part Three)

An Afternoon with Pete Johnson (Part Three)

This is Part Three focusing on questions from the audience. Is Pete still having fun? Times of crisis? Experience working with The Garcia Family. Second guessing blends, more info on Little Monsters, and blogger’s responsibility in the industry? Note to self, gotta invest in a third microphone for audience use.

Same format as an An Evening with Benji Menendez and An Afternoon with Ernesto Perez Carrillo. This weekend Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars was in Washington DC and Bethesda …

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An Afternoon with Pete Johnson (Part Two)

An Afternoon with Pete Johnson (Part Two)

This is Part Two of Four and has a lot of great content. The story of La Verite, the “romance” in the cigar business, a Tatuaje farm, who is to blame for current pricing, could the cigar industry self regulate itself, the golden age of cigars and an explanation on fermentation.

Same format as an An Evening with Benji Menendez and An Afternoon with Ernesto Perez Carrillo. This weekend Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars was in Washington DC and …

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An Afternoon with Pete Johnson (Part One)

An Afternoon with Pete Johnson (Part One)

Same format as an An Evening with Benji Menendez and An Afternoon with Ernesto Perez Carrillo. This weekend Pete Johnson of Tatuaje Cigars was in Washington DC and Bethesda MD celebrating the start of W.Curtis Draper 125th Anniversary year with the release of the Cabaiguan WCD 120 Redux. Towards the end of the afternoon, Pete and George Brightman (W.Curtis Draper-Bethesda) sat down and talked about Tatuaje Cigars and the cigar industry in general.

The discussion between Pete and …

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