CAO master blender Rick Rodriguez has been traveling the country lately spreading the word about the newest cigar he’s created: the OSA Sol. I met up with Rick at a recent OSA Sol Tour event hosted by Davidus Cigars in Annapolis, MD. We talked about the genesis of the OSA Sol blend, the OSA Nation promotion campaign, and the transition following the merger with General Cigar.
After watching the videos (including the bonus footage in Part 2), read on for details about how you can win a great CAO prize pack…
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In Part 2, I talk with Michael Giannini about the latest releases from La Gloria Cubana, and also with Gary Scheer, premium event manager for General Cigar.
I really had a great time hanging out with Rick, Michael, Gary, and everyone who came out for the event at Davidus Cigars. Rick wanted to do something special for our StogieReview.com readers, so he gave me some great CAO swag to give away.
Five (5) lucky winners will receive a CAO prize pack consisting of a 3-count OSA Sol travel humidor signed by Rick Rodriguez himself, along with a La Traviata ball cap. All you have to do to enter is help us spread the word about Stogie Review. Post something on Facebook, tweet something on Twitter, send an email to your cigar buddies, etc. Then come back here and leave a comment with a link to whatever you posted, or CC: me (email@example.com) in your email to get credit for your entry. Residents of the US and Canada only; one (1) entry per person (after all, we don’t want you spamming people); contest ends October 16, 2011. Good luck!
Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science, focusing on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Delaware, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker
24 thoughts on “CAO OSA Sol Tour featuring Rick Rodriguez (plus giveaway)”
Done! Thanks for the contest
Thanks, Pete! Can you please send me the details (either in a comment or via email) of where you spread the word about StogieReview.com?
I put you down as a CC but it said delivery failed…I sent it to a friend.
I tweeted a shout-out to you guys under @SlappyMcDougal. I couldn’t figure out the non-mobile link with my iPhone, but here’s the mobile link: https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/SlappyMcDougal/status/120509318897483777
Sorry, Pete, I made a typo with the email address (what a bonehead!). It’s fixed now. If you can forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org that would be great. Thanks!
Here’s the ‘atta boy on my blog. http://throatsstogies.com/2011/check-it-out-stogiereview-com
Hope everyone else checks out my blog as well.
Keep rocking Charlie, thanks!
Email sent! Thanks for the giveaway!
posted on twitter. link included as “website” in my info.
thanks for the chance to win! good luck all. tweeted
Charlie I just tweeted something special about stogiereview
I Tweeted you
Shared the link with my brother and another cigar afficianado. BCC’d you on the email. Thanks, Charlie!
A twitter shout out to my millions of followers. Keep up the good work and I cant wait to smoke one of these after hearing so much about em.
I tweeted !
Thank you for the great sight!
Took awhile to figure out how to give you a link, LOL. I think you’ll get lots of hits from our facebook post! 🙂
Thanks for the contest!
Wish I could find these local
Tweeted it, which also forwards to my Facebook! http://twitter.com/#!/franksellsnash
Retweeted (but save prize for another loyal follower)!
tweeted the following under @kekoa_kai
Check out Charlie’s cigar reviews on Stogie Review @stogiereview @greenbacker
Thanks and keep up the great work!
Please congratulate our five lucky winners (selected at random):
Jay (aka jerseyjay in the forums) — entry via email
Billy (aka @CaptainBilly) — http://twitter.com/CaptainBilly/status/121370323588358144
Curt (aka @daadvocte) — http://twitter.com/daadvocte/status/120685073677828096
Josh from Vanderbilt — entry via email
Jason Baldwin (aka @baldee245) — http://twitter.com/baldee245/status/120667268408553472
Messages have been sent to the winners, and I’ll ship the prize packs out as soon as I have your mailing addresses.