“Smoked Up” No.84

Summer is finally winding to an end. The days are not as hot and the nights are a tad bit cooler. I can’t wait till the nights when I can sleep with the windows open and enjoy the cooler evenings. Although the summer is ending, the humidity isn’t. With that being said, even though the nights […]


“Smoked Up” No.45

This week’s smokings has been fairly light. The weather was cold one day, cool the next , rainy another and then warm the next. It wouldn’t surprise me if I ended up with a runny nose by the end of this week. Nothing some bourbon, lemon juice and a few cold pills wont sweat out. I […]


“Smoked Up” No.37

The lesson I learned the past week is: You don’t really know how good you have it sometimes.  Going back a few months, I told you about our good friend “Uncle Bob”, the bad stroke that happened to him and the condition he is in. Well, Bob has moved closer to his daughter in New Orleans […]


“Smoked Up” No.35

As I sit here and type this out, I realize I really didn’t accomplish much of anything this week or weekend! I had planned on doing a few reviews, but that fell off to the wayside when my daughter decided to cling to my side pretty much all weekend. I did our cigar shop’s fantasy […]


LA GLORIA CUBANA TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST NICARAGUAN CIGARS

                      LA GLORIA CUBANA TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST NICARAGUAN CIGARS La Gloria Cubana® is making a bold departure from its Dominican roots with the launch of two new Nicaraguan collections, the first-ever La Glorias to have Nicaragua as the country of origin. Both expressions will […]


“Smoked Up” No.7

Continuing on with my cigar views and news, is “Smoked Up” No.7. You still got about two weeks to enter my Recluse Cigar Contest. I also got a review of the all new La Jugada Prieto from Moya Ruiz Cigars comming up thursday. The weather has finally taken its toll on me and been feeling down […]


HOYO de MONTERREY KICKS OFF BOX A DAY GIVEAWAY

Richmond, VA—To celebrate the launch of the new Hoyo de Monterrey website, General Cigar is rolling out a “Box a Day Giveaway” to share the unique flavor of the Hoyo Monterrey Reposado en Cedros® brand with cigar lovers across the U.S.   From now through July 31, 2012, consumers of legal smoking age are invited […]


General Cigars’ Outstanding Social Responsibility Program for their Workers

Ben:  When we visited the General Cigar factory in the Dominican Republic in October 2011, one of the things that amazed all of us was the length of tenure of most of the employees.  Most every employee we asked had at least 20 plus years at the factory and the short timer was “only” 14 […]


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. […]


Press Release: SERIE N DAY MARKS FIRST VIRTUAL CIGAR TASTING

Richmond, VA—Team La Gloria Cubana® has designated Friday March 25, 2011 as Serie N® Day and will commemorate the occasion with the premium cigar category’s first-ever national virtual cigar tasting which will be broadcast on www.lagloriacigars.com/serien. On March 25, 2011, Team La Gloria members Michael Giannini (director of marketing), Rick Rodriguez (cigar master in training), […]