Dale shares some experiences from his Cigar Tourism trip to Nicaragua and Honduras. Bob and Dale conduct live interviews with Paul Anctil, owner of the Sans Soucy Winery and Ron Barker from Cigar Volante who reps Panacea cigars. Ron and Paul sponsored a wine pairing and online herf of Panacea cigars. Of course, Bob and Dale participated by making the Panacea Azul Cameroon the…Continue
Added by Ron Barker on February 5, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments
In March of last year my son and I went to Nicaragua for Drew Estate’s Cigar Safari. One of the many cool things we did on the trip was to blend a cigar at the Joya de Nicaragua factory. The exercise highlighted Nicaraguan tobacco, there were Seco, Viso and Ligero leaves from Condega, Jalapa and Estili to choose from, as well as Habano…Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on February 5, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Our latest review, a collaberation between Charlie Torano, president of the Torano Family Cigar Company, and master cigar roller Felipe Sosa, (hence the cigar’s name) recently earned itself a spot on Cigar Aficionado’s Best Bargain Cigars of 2011.
Cigar Stats: The Master features an…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on February 3, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments
Hello to all the BOTLs here at Cigar Federation!
I plan to start blogging here as regularly as I can. But for now, I leave you with a photo of gravity-defying ash! My favorite local cigar brand, Tabacalera Incorporada (that has 4 lines--Tabacalera, Alhambra, 1881, Don Juan Urquijo), has been around for 140 years, and is the first cigar factory in Asia. No bias, these are the best cigars I've had (topping some Cubans I've had many times over). Anyway, here is the zero gravity…Continue
Added by Jose Perfecto on February 3, 2012 at 8:03am — No Comments
Hey everybody. I'm E and I run The Daily Cigar blog over on blogspot. http://thedailycigar.blogspot.com Hope you all enjoy it!
Sans Soucy Vineyards and Winery is located on what used to be an old tobacco farm. Owners Paul and Jackie Anctil continue in their maintenance of the historic buildings, the tobacco heritage of their farm including wines that promote this wonderful synergy. and, in a recent visit Paul spoke of maintaining tobacco plants on the farm until it was no longer economically feasible to do so. We soon found a common interest in the synergy between wine and cigars and, beyond that, between…Continue
Added by Ron Barker on February 2, 2012 at 8:21am — No Comments
Filler: Nicaraguan (32% Esteli Ligero, 25% Condega, 25% Jalapa Ligero)
Size: 7 x 38…Continue
Padilla Studio Tobac Special Edition Figurado
Size: 6 x 60 (Figurado)
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
We have been having unseasonably nice weather here in south-eastern PA, so I’ve taken to smoking some larger cigars than I normally would this time of year. Last winter we’d had probably four feet of snow, not conducive to enjoying a fine cigar. Daytime highs near 60 have left the evenings prime for long walks with excellent cigars.
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Added by Craig Vanderslice on February 1, 2012 at 8:07pm — No Comments
Shape: Rounded cap with torpedo foot
Size: 5 1/3 x 44…Continue
Added by Good Fellas Cigars on January 30, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments
Added by Stick Review on January 29, 2012 at 11:03pm — No Comments
Today, we’re smoking the Humo Jaguar, released in 2011 as the product of a competition held at the Honduran cigar festival by the same name. Honduran tobacco growers and cigar makers submitted their entries for the competition, and over 200 panelists sampled the blends to select a winner. This year’s…Continue
My wife and I took the train into Philly yesterday to go to the Reading Terminal Market. We have both lived in this area pretty much our whole lives, and had never been there. This is a huge, indoor farmers market with produce, meats, fish, ethnic…Continue
Added by Craig Vanderslice on January 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
The AF1, by the fast-starting Emilio Cigars outfit, is a testament to the maxim that two heads are better than one. The line is the brainchild of Gary Griffith, the guiding force of Emilio, and master blender and cigar maker A.J. Fernandez, for whom the product is named. Fernandez has conjured up a…Continue
Added by Jason Zahner on January 27, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments
Hey All - Just an update: We are starting a NEW promotion for the weekends called the "Weekend Warrior Sale" It gives you the choice of one of our Premium Cigars and/or Machine Made favorites for a special price!!
Check it out, and let us know what you think!…Continue
Added by Aaron Lee - BnB Tobacco on January 27, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments
I haven’t done a Celebrity Cigar Chat in a while, and what better way to launch the new and improved CigarCraig.com. Brian Propp has been a fixture on theSmoke Magazine tasting panel for a while and I figured I’d reach out to him with a couple questions. For those of you who don’t know, here’s a bio from his website:
Please visit CigarCraig.com for more!
Added by Craig Vanderslice on January 25, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Shape: Corona Gorda
Size: 6 x…
H. Upmann Magnum 46
Size: 5-5/8 x 46
Vitola: Corona Gorda
Box Code: OPA ENE 10
The H. Upmann is a classic Cuban Corona Gorda that started production prior to 1960, and is still in current production. In “An Illustrated Guide to Post-Revolution Havana Cigars”, author Min Ron Nee describes the Magnum 46 as having the…
Added by Bill Berris on January 22, 2012 at 3:11am — No Comments
This is my bucket. Don’t worry…that’s NOT what the giveaway is this month! It’s ugly, very rusty, and bent quite a bit out of shape…much like myself. It’s been burned, kicked, and even run over by my Jeep – which bears a striking…Continue