Archive for October, 2011

Bad way to bunch and bind a cigar

My horrible attempt at bunching and binding a cigar at General Cigar using my own blend I developed on site.

Proper Bunching Technique for a cigar at General Cigar

One of General Cigar torcedors shows me how to proper bunch and bind a cigar before putting them in the press.

Cigar Blending with General Cigar in the Dominican Republic

As many of you know, I was recently part of a trip to the Dominican Republic for cigar bloggers to visit General Cigar DR operations.  I will be posting several videos and even a picture show with all the great learning experiences we had as well as the amazing operation General Cigar has in the […]

Alec Bradley Fine & Rare

Alec Bradley to Release “Fine & Rare” Cigar on 11-11-11 New, very limited edition 10 leaf blend will debut this November DANIA, FL – October 21, 2011 – No, it’s not a new Broadway musical, a reality TV series, or a law office. Fine & Rare is the name of the latest and perhaps the […]

Take Part in Famous Smoke Shop’s Beta Test for Their New Penny Auction Site,

Cigar Sniper is to cigar smokers what video games are to gamers. Cigar Sniper ( is a cigar-oriented penny auction website, and THE most entertaining way ever devised for cigar lovers to buy their favorite cigars and accessories.  Using guerilla warfare as the theme, Cigar Sniper is kind of like playing paintball without the mess, and promises to be one […]


A few evenings ago Ben, Shawn and I got together via Skype to review the CroMagnon. CroMagnon is the brainchild of Skip Martin, owner of Hava Cigar Shop. Skip teamed up with Michael Rosales of Adrian’s Cigars to create a cigar he felt would be appreciated by hardcore cigar enthusiasts. What they created is a […]

La Caridad Del Cobre La Charada #5 La Monjita

This cigar garnered a lot of buzz when it first came out a few years ago and I was lucky enough to get one during our Twitter Brotherhood of the Leaf Cocktail hour at the 2010 IPCPR in New Orleans.  I stashed it away for safe keeping to let it rest after the hot, humid […]

Zino Platinum Scepter XS

Cold Weather is comming up and smaller smokes will be smoked more and more for those unfortunate enough to be able to smoke indoors at all times. So, I am going to focus on a few smaller smokes on my next few reviews. This week, I am going to try the Zino Platinum Sceptor XS. […]

Gran Habano STK Zulu Zulu Released

Miami, Fl., October 10, 2011 – Shipments of the new STK Zulu Zulu Habano and Ecuadorian Connecticut lanceros have been delivered out to all of our STK participating retailers. Measuring 7 ½ x 40 the Zulu Zulu lanceros will come in both an Ecuadorian Connecticut and Nicaraguan Habano wrapper featuring a Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan […]

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale now shipping to retailers

Continuing its tradition of innovation, Team La Gloria is proud to introduce La Gloria Cubana® Artesanos Retro Especiale, a collection that spent eight years in the making. Inspired by an antique humidor found at the El Credito® Cigar Factory, Michael Giannini and Team La Gloria toiled for nearly a decade to replicate the antique humidor. […]