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Archive for February, 2010

What you are looking at in the picture above will be the cigar I will smoke tomorrow during the Canada /US Olympic gold medal round hockey game.  The Canadian team has already been beaten by the US and the tension on the streets of vancouver is intense whenever you ask anyone about their opinion of […]

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       I’ve been a big fan of the Music of New Orleans for years, have been listening to Cajun music and trying to learn about the history of that fantastic art-form.  Doctor John,  Professor Long Hair,  Allen Toussaint and many many Zydeco artists have defined what the sound of the Mardi Gras is […]

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Its Official!!!  The spring has come to the Pacific North-West!!  It has been a fairly mild winter and my hard-core golf buddies and I have spent a lot of time out on the links, but you really know it is official whenever you see the crocuses and Montecristo cigars in bloom… The two little beauties […]

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 Since we’re on the topic of the Montecristo cigar bands and the beautiful visuals that the company has used in it’s marketing, I’d like to talk for a moment about their logo.  In 1935 when Alfonso Menendez bought the Particulares factory he started a whole new brand, Montecristo,  and you could say at that point […]

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     No one has done more for the bands that wrap around and identify a cigar than a man , not from Cuba or Spain but Holland.  Gustave Bock had the idea that the best way to identify and distinguish his own Cuban cigars would be to dress them up in a simple paper […]

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Later on this year we will be seeing a release from Habanos S.A. that will be available to Las Casas Del Habanos worldwide.   350 cedar and mahogany  replicas of an ancient humidor will be built for Montecristo by the well known Cuban goldsmith, Ernesto Aguilera… Inside these marvelous creations will be 50 Montecristo Double […]

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       2010 will see the birth of another LE for Montecristo in june/july.  A cigar measuring 5 7/8 ” with a ring gauge of 52 could be as fine a cigar as the Montecristo Robusto LE 2006. … Last year in central British Columbia my good friend Norm, shown below: and I smoked […]

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        Of all of the people that work in the cigar industry in Cuba, its the ones who sort cigars my color have me the most curious of all.  Montecristo cigars in my opinion are very very consistent in color and year after year tend to be not only exquisite in taste but […]

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       I am a big fan of Cuban cigars that are sold in tubes.  Other than the protection the tube offers to it’s valuable cargo, the tubes come in handy as storage compartments when the cigar is gone.  The big news so far this year is that the good people from Montecristo have […]

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       The Montecristo #7 is a cigar that I have been looking into lately but not learning much about. This panetela larga was discontinued in 1998 and there’s something about it being unavailable for purchase that makes me more and more interested in it’s history and success as a product.  The whole concept […]

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