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Archive for May, 2010

Not long ago Montecristo introduced the “Open” series and new smokers found the beauty of Monte’s natural flavor, more smokers, who don’t usually smoke cigars, gave them a try and with the series’ mellow approach we now have more interest in Cuban’s finest export… This little Petit Edmundo should be the natural choice for those […]

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I can’t say that I ‘m a great chess player but I’ve had a lot of fun evenings with my friend John, smoking cigars and playing chess and arguing about politics, sports, especially religion and a bit more about religion…. John is very well read and has a lot of opinions concerning many many topics […]

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I guess we can all gaze into our crystal balls and try to guess the future of cigar prices when Canada raises our sin taxes…. They hit us pretty hard already but I guess its anyone’s guess as to how much more we will be expected to pay if things continue the way they are […]

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I’ve been waiting all year for this day.. Yes, it’s Victoria Day.. The day that Canadians celebrate in memory of Queen Victoria’s birthday. ..The May long week-end is usually spent out of town, either camping at a lake, golfing with friends or simply hanging out in the back yard with a glass of scotch and […]

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Finally the sun is staying in the sky a bit longer each day and finally smoking a cigar outdoors is becoming more comfortable as the summer months approach.  I’ve had it with hanging around cold decks, garages and workshops where I smoke cigars in the winter and, although we don’t have terrible winters in the […]

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Freud And Cigars

As I was taking this photograph I wondered if there was any truth in the different cigar quotes that people say about Freud so I took it upon myself to read up on the topic online… Well, it doesn’t appear that he really had a lot to say on the topic other than ” a […]

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Weather today, beautiful!!Plans for the day, continue with gardening and taking care of a few loose ends around the yard…. Sound glamorous ?? Not really…………But this little Montecristo No. 4 I smoked after breakfast made my thankful for all that is good in life and thankful to Montecristo for the care and time put into […]

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As days go by and the more cigars I smoke, the more I really appreciate a good old wind tunnel… It seems that when I run into a cigar with a bad draw I enjoy the experience less and less… I end up massaging the cigar, breaking the wrapper and just getting angrier by the […]

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I’m not sure who took this pic but I have to say a big thank you.. Yesterday I went over to Vancouver Island and visited an uncle who has a nicely stocked humidor.  After dinner he told me to pick anything I wanted and since he had a number of these, you never want to take […]

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Jazz and Cigars

Willie “the lion” Smith, shown above was rarely seen at his piano without his trademark cigar in his mouth…He was a piano player looked up to by young musicians and peers alike as being a relentlessly aggressive “stride” player that would hold court in late night jazz bars… I’m in the middle of re-watching Ken […]

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