Author: Charlie

Charlie has been enjoying cigars since 2000 and generally prefers a medium-bodied, full-flavored smoke. A USAF vet, he currently works as a data scientist focusing on natural language processing and is pursuing a PhD in computer science in his spare time. Originally from Connecticut and now residing in Northern Virginia, Charlie is also a fan of football, science fiction, political philosophy, and single malt scotch. You can contact Charlie on Twitter @greenbacker.
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Interview with Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars

This past weekend, I headed back up to my old stomping grounds to visit Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars at Cigar-ette City in Newark, Delaware. I bumped into Gary at the recent IPCPR trade show in Orlando, but he didn’t have a booth set up for Emilio this year and was busy running around placing […]

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Around the Show Floor at IPCPR 2012

As the newest member of the Stogie Review crew, and a first-time attendee of IPCPR, my job at the show was to support the rest of the guys in putting together our unrivaled, in-depth coverage. Part of this consisted of shooting video and still photos to complement the primary content which focused on interviews with […]

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Tatuaje Proto 2 – Saints & Sinners 2011 (first impressions)

Deciding to change things up a little bit this week, I reached into my 2011 Saints & Sinners smoker’s kit and pulled out the Tatuaje Proto 2. According to the exclusive overview published by our friend Jay over at, the Proto 2 is the original unreleased blend of La Casita Criolla. Unlike the final […]

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