Month: May 2010


Forcade Giralda Maduro Patriarca

In my introductory discussion of the Forcade Giralda Maduro Patriarca, I had planned on referring to a guest review of the Giralda Natural (or “Medium”) from a year or two ago. But looking through our Cigar Review Index, the review seems to have disappeared. Maybe it was a casualty of past battles with our servers, […]

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Press Release: La Palina

A couple of weeks ago I received a very nice email from La Palina cigars. After introducing themselves, they invited the Stogie Review crew out to their launch event in Washington DC. Unfortunately, with Jerry, Brian, Mike, and myself all spread out along the East Coast, only one of us were able to take them […]

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Zino Platinum Scepter Master Edition 2010 – First Impressions

Origin : Dominican Republic Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sungrown Criollo Binder : Connecticut Broadleaf Filler : Dominican Republic, Peruvian, Nicaraguan, Honduran Source : handed to me at CigarFest 2010 (1 2 3 4) Welcome to another adventure into the world of smoking cigars, with your host, Mike, taking on the Zino Platinum Scepter Master Edition 2010. […]


EP Carrillo Short Run 2010 Delirios

I know what you’re thinking. Wasn’t the next cigar released by EP Carrillo supposed to be their core line? A cigar named “Short Run” doesn’t sound like one that will be around for very long. You’re right on both counts, it seems that plans and production schedules have changed. The Short Run is indeed another […]

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