“Smoked Up” No.79

The past week has been one of the most challenging ones I have had in a long time. With my good friend still in a medically induced coma over in New Orleans, she has be on my mind a great bit.  As well as me juggling four major projects at work at one time; this week […]


Elogio & Cresent City Cigars Team Up With New Cigar

Via Armando Ortiz’s (Cresent City Cigars Owner) Facebook: “The wait is finally over! After several months of working with Roseline and Nabil Sabbah of Elogio Cigars, we are now ready to release the one of a kind Project Exclusivo cigar. Project Exclusivo is a 6 x 48, Serie Habano, with a secondary band. This exclusive cigar […]


Shawn’s 2012 Cigars of the Year

Every year I, like others, like to make a list of my favorite cigars of the year. Well, the year is winding down fairly fast, so its time for me to do my list for 2012. I have smoked a good number of cigars this year. Many of them are the new releases and some […]


Elogio Habano Edicion Limitada Salomon

Several months back, Armando Ortiz, owner of Crescent City Cigars in New Orleans, told me about an exciting new cigar line he had started carrying.  He was amazed by the quality of the cigars and the great flavor.  That new cigar line is Elogio Cigars.  I had heard a little bit about them before Armando […]