Month: October 2011

Week in Smoke

Week in Smoke – TGT Edition

I’m switching things up and am going to start publishing my Week in Smoke on my Monday spot. With so much going on I like to devote as much of the weekend to family time (although as I type this I’m at W.Curtis Draper watching football). So my Thursday spot will now be my review […]

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1143 Seconds with Pete Johnson

Last week, the night before I left for an overseas business trip, I sat down with Pete Johnson at a Tatuaje Cigars event hosted by Holt’s Cigar Company in Northeast Philadelphia. We talked about a lot of things going on in the Tatuaje universe, including the upcoming Cojonu 2012s, future installments of the Monster series, […]

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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale

Wrapper : Honduran Connecticut Binder : Mexican and Nicaraguan – double binder Filler : Nicaraguan and Dominican ligero plus Nicaraguan and Dominican proprietary tobacco Source : bought at local b&m Today we are going to take a look at the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale in the Habanero size (6×52). This cigar is also […]

Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 9

Due to a number of factors, not the least of which being an oppressive pollen levels this past week, it’s time once again for Brian’s The 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 […]

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Cigar Boss (app review)

I had hoped to post my recently-recorded interview with Pete Johnson during my regularly scheduled slot this week, but connectivity issues are currently preventing me from uploading the HD video. It’s coming soon though, hopefully by the end of the week. In the meantime, I’ve got another cigar-related app review for you: Cigar Boss for […]


Benji Menendez Event Pictorial

Now that the site is back to normal its time to catchup on content. As you know, master blender Benji Menendez has been in my area this week. On Tuesday he was at W.Curtis Draper-Bethesda. Charlie was cool enough to make the drive down from Wilmington DE and my new friend Lanh joined me for […]

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