The Beer and the Cigar: A Perfect Compliment

Guest columnist Luzzie Normand provided the following article to discuss pairing beer and cigars, and to promote her cigar site, I spent a little time on the site, and I like what I see. One cool feature is that when you click on the “cigars” button, you can sort by strength. The cigars descriptions […]

A Strategy to Win Cigar Auctions

Quite some time ago I tried cigar auction sites and found them to be utter nonsense, but a friend said he gets some pretty good deals there so I decided to give it another try. I spent a couple of hours on the sites over three days to see if there were any deals to […]

Cigars Direct Cigar of the Month Club

Bless the fine people at Cigars Direct for sending an especially tasty Cigar of the Month Club selection. Here’s what it includes: Rocky Patel Vintage 1992 – Can’t go wrong with a RP Vintage. La Gloria Cubana Serie R — I gave the Serie N an impressive 94 last year. I can’t wait to try […]

Cigar Review: Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Churchill

Bless my wife. She’s not totally sold on the health benefits of cigar smoking, so she’s not entirely on board with my cigar smoking ways, wanting to keep me healthy and all. But that didn’t keep her from buying me a box of cigars when she came across a cigar road show while shopping at […]

5-Pack Fever a Screaming Deal

I was in the mood for an Oliva Cain F, and checked a few sites for the lowest price. A five-pack at Thompson Cigar was about $2 more than at Famous Smoke Shop, but on the Thompson site I noticed they were running a sale called “5-Pack Fever”. You can mix and match various 5 […]

Screaming Deal from Cigars International

I don’t know how long it will last, but someone gave me a heads-up on an amazing deal at Cigars International. Called the Motherload Number 10 Sampler, it’s 40 very respectable cigars for 100 bucks. The stick that caught my eye is the Gurkha Titan, a favorite of mine that goes for $30 by itself. […]

Great Customer Support from Famous Smoke Shop

I really like the convenience of cigars that come in glass tubes. I can toss a couple in my briefcase with no worries about keeping them properly humidified, since the they travel in their own self-contained environment. So, to that end, I checked around for the best price on one of my favorite glass tubo […]

Tonight’s Tasting: Old Scratch Amber Lager and Gurkha Titan

You probably never saw it, but there was a relatively short-lived series on the USA Network called Saving Grace.  It was a cop show starring Holly Hunter as Grace, with the twist that Grace is being visited by an angel, who is attempting to save Grace from her self-destructive ways.  Anyway, in one of the […]

Beer Deals from Total Wine & More

If you are in one of the ten states that have Total Wine & More stores, be sure to get on their mailing list for some pretty decent coupons.  Every few weeks they send out a coupon that gets you $2 off a six pack or a 22-ounce beer priced at $6.99 or more (up […]

Tonight’s Tasting: Orval Trappist Ale and Joya de Nicaragua Fuerte Serie B

Slightly disappointed by last night’s random pairing, the only thing to do was head out onto the Lido deck and try to do a better job.  I selected a Belgium beer to increase the odds of a good choice – Orval Trappist Ale – and a Nicaraguan cigar for the same reason.  Tonight the Force […]