In keeping with the trend, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of recommended reading, listening, and watching. With that said, here is what Brian and I checked out this week.
Brian’s Random Thoughts:
Brian posts his photos from his Arganese Cigars trip while visiting the Dominican Republic.
Our friend Gary Korb from Famous Smoke Shop put together an interesting article entitled “Ring Around The Wrapper: Facts and figures about cigar shapes and ring gauges” in which he gives us the low down on wrapper shapes and sizes.
Cigar Inspector reviews the Macanudo Prince Philip Maduro.
Jesse is running a pretty impressive contest over at Cigar Jack to Celebrate his 1yr anniversary. Head on over and get your entries in.
Dan smokes the La Aurora 1495 and has mixed feeling in regards to Flavor vs Price.
Keepers of the Flame:
Tom smokes a Nestor Reserve Maduro sampler and shares his opinion of all five sizes along the way.
Patric S. tells us a little about Pyramid shaped cigars and gives us a list of his 5 favorite pointed smokes.
As mentioned previously, Doc Stogie Fresh spent some time hopping around cigar factories in the Dominican Republic. Along the way The Doc spent some time with Gene Arganese and tells us all about it.
Cigar Live Podcast:
T.J. fills us in on the happenings of Cigar Live for the weeks of 01/27/08 – 02/02/08
Stogie Fresh 5:
Doc Stogie Fresh smokes the Daidoff Millennium Blend for Episode #102
Gary shares an interesting post with us in regards to recent online media. The most interesting of the links for me was the Rocky Patel short films. While they are short of a small movie, they are a comedic look at the day to day operations.
Camacho Cigars unveils their new interactive website. Take a look at the press release I recently received.
Camacho Cigars launches NEW Interactive Website
Miami, Fl – January 31, 2008
Camacho Cigars launched a new interactive website with dynamic features and a new look, again raising the bar with eye catching interactive gadgets such as 3-D cigar box animations, interactive cigar homepage features, the new Google powered Dealer locator, and the search engine spinning Press Room.
This new site encompasses the Web 2.0 movement using modern internet technologies through the implementation of a WordPress blog back end and a Interactive Flash front end.
Enhancements to the web site include:
• New Look and Feel with Interactive Flash front end
• New Press Room with news past and present on Camacho brand products
• New Events section with calendar subscription and RSS capabilities
• New VIP Section & Camacho Cigar Bar page (VIP accepting new members late March)
• New Comment & Contact options using WordPress driven Press Room
• Interactive 3-D Renderings of Cigar Boxes
• Interactive Homepage with a scrolling cigar feature
• Flash driven “Our Story” section
• Google powered Dealer Locator
• WordPress back end for unlimited scalability
Check out the NEW Camacho Cigars website: http://www.camachocigars.com
If you happen to come across some interesting reading, watching, or listening that you would like to share, please feel free to contact us with the particulars.