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April 2007

Living Up to the Hype

Posted: Apr 25, 2007 4:46pm ET

I just lit a La Gloria Cubana Reserva Figurado Selectos de Lujo, one of my favorite cigars. It’s a seven-inch long perfecto made from fourth priming tobacco that’s blended with an emphasis on balance.

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Sitting Down With Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson

Posted: Apr 19, 2007 4:30pm ET

On the way home from work the other night I dropped in on Club Perfecto, my local cigar club. Pete Johnson was in town, and I wanted to talk to him about his Tatuaje cigars. I walked in the door, said hello to some of the people I know, then shook hands with Pete.

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Soggy Smokes

Posted: Apr 16, 2007 11:11am ET

This weekend’s tireless rain left its mark on my house, specifically in my basement. The water poured in (“The S.S. Savona is sinking!” I shouted to my wife) which meant it was time to head downstairs and try to clean up.

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Chicago's Biggest Cigar Party

Posted: Apr 12, 2007 12:29pm ET

I’m back from Chicago, site of Cigar Aficionado’s latest Big Smoke, which was Tuesday night. I met quite a few happy cigar smokers, and who could blame them? They were lighting up indoors, which you can do in fewer and fewer places every day, and they sampled cigars from a host of cigarmakers, drink fine spirits, wine and beer and had a great time.

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Do Tasting Notes Help?

Posted: Apr 10, 2007 9:43am ET

A cigar book hit my desk the other day. I flipped through it, then stopped at a sidebar that caught my eye. “I have never tasted cinnamon in a cigar. Neither have I tasted nutmeg, leather, fruit, or a hint of straw.

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Can A Cigar Be Too Strong?

Posted: Apr 4, 2007 11:50am ET

Can a cigar be too strong to enjoy? That’s the gist of a recent thread in our Cuba and Cuban Cigars forum. A reader picked up a box of Bolivar Corona Extras (fine cigars, by the way) and was overwhelmed by their power, so much so that he didn’t enjoy them at all.

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