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Archive for March, 2010

I found an interesting passage from this book written by Charles Del Todesco……………..Toward the end of the nineteenth century a rich Spaniard  living in New York brought over from Spain his nephew,, Benjamin Menendez Garcia, to set him up in business..Hired by Cullman, the head of Phillip Morris and General Cigar, Benjamin Menendez was sent […]

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I just finished smoking a rather expensive Non-Cuban cigar that really doesn’t need to be named at this point in time.. Which cigar it was doesn’t matter right now, but what matters is all of the thoughts going through my head as I was smoking it.  First I need to mention what I kept hearing […]

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   Want to be impressed?? Try going to Cuba some day and speaking to anyone on the street under the age of, let’s say..60 or so.. This is a country of educated people, informed people and, considering their situation in life, worldly people. You may be wondering what I’m talking about considering the fact that these […]

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Montecristo Puritos

         I love these little cigars.. Perfect for the moments when you want a quick smoke and do NOT want to sacrifice flavor… For a great length of time I always thought that a small cigar was stronger and more bitter than something with a 40 ring gauge and over.. I was quite […]

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Today was a day when the sun was shining, the breeze was warm in Vancouver and I decided that maybe the best thing to do this afternoon was light up a Montecristo Petit Edmundo.. Although it has the same ring gauge of an Edmondo by the same brand, this little cigar is just 4  1/3 […]

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Montecristo cigars are a fascinating topic to study…So much has been written about these wonderful cigars and the history behind the brand is very colorful.. With the little family in the picture above the one that has my curiosity is the Montecristo A along the top.. I’m seeing that the band is a more faded […]

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         Well we’ve all heard the story about Dumas’ tale of The Count Of Montecristo being very instrumental in the great Havana cigars getting their name in the 30′s and I, for one, love the romance of a tale like that… This is one of these myths that may never get really proven […]

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Yesterday I spoke briefly about the Montecristo Open Series Eagle and it made me think about the first time I smoked one of the new additions to the Montecristo line… The first cigar I chose was the Regata and, although I’m not sure why, the one thing that struck me was how interesting it was […]

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I’m a firm believer that for every Montecristo cigar there is a Montecristo devotee.  The Open Eagle, pictured above on the box it WASN’T sold in, is 5 7/8 inches long and a 54 ring gauge. This is the biggest of the Open series that came out last year and a lot of controversy has […]

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I’m not sure if Herbert von Karajan was a cigar smoker but something tells me that if he was I believe the Montecristo Petet Tubos may have been a cigar he would have smoked from time to time.. I think that this little mareva, in how it conducts it’s behavior, is strikingly similar to any […]

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