Puro Vida Maduro Toro

The Puro Vida cigar company is one that hails from the great state of Mississippi. It is a local company based out of Biloxi and is the brainchild of personal friend Eddie Rivers. Puro Vida was launched a few months ago. With the help of myself, Ben Lee of Stogiereview.com and a few other local cigar smokers, we […]


“Smoked Up” No.57

The past week has been getting better in my area. The weather got beautiful this weekend in the lower to mid 60s. Was great weather to get out in and do some yard work, enjoy a few cigars etc… I was invited to be in a local cigar shop’s tv commercial on Tuesday afternoon. I […]


“Smoked Up” No.55

I wish the weather would make up its cotton pickn’ mind!! One day its 60s and beautiful, the next day its sleeting and icing the roads up. Living in the deepest part of MS, the ice and sleet is not anything we deal with on a usual basis and I didn’t like it at all. […]


“Smoked Up” No.50

Well, Christmas Eve is tonight. Either you have all of your shopping done, or you are reading this in-line at Wal-Mart buying those last minute gifts. I got everything I could get as far as presents wise for the family. I smoked a dozen or so blocks of cheese for my girlfriend’s sister whom was […]


“Smoked Up” No.40

The threat of Hurricane/Tropical storm/ Tropical depression/ rain shower Karen has come and gone. At one point, my hometown was in the bull’s eye of her path. Later on the path drifted to the east, the next thing I know, its about a 2hour hard rain shower. So much for that! The good thing is […]


Villiger Cigars Export Brasil

I have never done a machine made cigar review. Mainly due to the fact that not too many, if any, are worth doing a review. A few weeks ago I came across the Brasil line of Villiger Cigars Export line of cigars. Villiger has been in the cigar business since 1888. If I am not mistaken, […]


“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.33

Another hot and humid week is in my rear view mirror here in the deep south. We had a “tropical depression” come through this weekend. All it did was dump a good amount of rain and some wind; no damage on the homefront. I went to a RoMaCraft event at The Cigar Shop in Biloxi, […]


“Smoked Up” No.31

Another week is past us in 2013 and another issue of “Smoked Up” is here. Nothing too much to report in my neck of the woods. Finished up a 4day @ 12hours/day work week which left me whooped. I didn’t enjoy too many cigars last week due to the long hours of work. When I […]


La Aurora 107 Maduro Robusto

La Aurora Cigars from Miami Cigar Company has always been a staple in my humidor for as long as I can remember. Their blends have always been very pleasing and well worth the money. From the La Aurora Cameroon to the Puro Vintage line and everything in between, they are all a solid good smoke in their own […]