This review comes courtesy of beaverc32 from the Stogie Review Fan Forums Looking through the latest cigar.com catalog last week, a new cigar that immediately caught my eye was the Ave Maria, apparently the latest creation by AJ Fernandez. Billed as a medium-bodied smoke, for some reason I felt compelled to purchase a box on […]
These days everyone wants to be in the boutique game. You’ve got entrepreneurial food and drink connoisseurs opening up tiny cupcake shops, quirky burger joints, and microbreweries, and having a good deal of success at it. The big players in these respective markets have noticed and are updating their offerings accordingly in an attempt to […]
Over the last couple of days, the internet has been buzzing with the news that Sam Leccia and Oliva have parted ways. Some wondered if this was some sort of publicity stunt to promote Studio Tobac, some wondered if Studio Tobac was a quick replacement for Sam, and others were simply stunned by the news. […]
It’s time once again for Brian’s Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or 2, or 3), along with a couple of quick thoughts that came to me at the time. […]
Today I have for you a quick peek at a quick smoke, the CAO La Traviata Ninfa. These cigars come in a tin of 5 and locally retail for the same amount as the other tins from CAO, $15. I will admit, I was a little surprised at that since the La Traviata blows a […]
Jerry is having problems connecting so there is no write up right now. Enjoy the video!
With everything going on lately, it’s been pretty easy for the 2010 edition of the Oliva Serie V Maduro to sneak onto the shelves undetected. You’ve got the new sticks from the trade show still trickling in, the always heavily anticipated Halloween special edition cigars, and, if you follow politics, one of the longest, most […]