Tonight’s Tasting: Man O’ War Ruination and Ruination IPA

It was a year ago that I came up with the clever idea of pairing a Ruination cigar with the Ruination IPA, and today I finally got around to it. Man O’ War Ruination Robusto (5.5″ x 54) I reviewed the Ruination Torpedo previously, and it became one of my favorite cigars. As with the […]

Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Rosalones Robusto (5" x 52)

Cigars Direct provided me with another fine selection of cigars for review, including a big, fat Room 101 Serie SA Gordo (6″ x 60) and an Obsidian White Noise Toro Extra (6.5″ x 54). After letting them relax a few days in my humidor, I decided to pull one out for review with a morning […]

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 […]

Tonight’s Tasting: Perdomo Patriarch Connecticut and Samuel Adams Alpine Spring

A beautiful day on the Lido deck cried out for a tasting, and I was in a mild mood, so I went with a Perdomo cigar with a light wrapper (although admittedly it looks pretty dark in the photo) and a seasonal beer from Samuel Adams. Perdomo Patriarch Connecticut (6″ x 50) Perdomo’s Patriarch cigar […]

Man sentenced to 37 months in prison for Cuban cigar smuggling

No harm in smuggling a few Cuban cigars back into the country after a trip abroad, right? Tell that to Illinois attorney Richard Connors. After bringing some cigars into the country way back in the 1990s, he was finally sentenced to 37 months in prison, fined $60,000, and disbarred! As to the disbarment, the ethics […]

Cigar Shoot-Out: Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Reserve v. Man O’ War Virtue v. Garcia & Garcia My Father

I had a relaxed weekend, and that gave me time to smoke a few cigars. Here are some quick reviews of the cigars I tried. Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Reserve I reviewed the Romeo Y Julieta 1875 recently, and about the only thing I could say to recommend it is that it might make a […]

Some Women Get It

“There’s something about smoking a cigar that feels like a celebration. It’s like a fine wine. There’s a quality, a workmanship, a passion that goes into the smoking of a fine cigar”.   — Demi Moore

Cigar Reviews of Camacho Maduro, La Palina Classic, and Room 101 at Crush & Roll

I attended the Crush & Roll 2012 event in Paso Robles, California which, as the name implies, is devoted to cigars and wine. First, some quick impressions of the event, and then I’ll rate the cigars provided at the event. Crush & Roll 2012 This was my first time at Crush & Roll event in […]

Tonight’s Tasting: Man O’ War Armada and Alcatraz Big House Red Ale

Man O’ War Armada Toro Grande (6″ x 56) I tried a Man O’ War Ruination a few nights ago that I really liked, so I thought I’d give the Man O’ War Armada a try tonight. I smoked it with no preconceived notions, and only after the review did I check the price and […]