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Archive for September, 2011

Sitting on top of the painting, “The Pursuit Of Happiness” by Ulrike Ebeling is one of my favorite Cuban cigars, the Choix Supreme by El Rel Del Mundo… This Robusto has seen a few years in the humidor and the slight amount of plume that shows on the wrapper lets you know that my humidor […]

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Vancouver is littered with coffee shops down almost every block, supplying us with that most beautiful beverage that pairs so well with Cuban cigars.  This elixir also assists in waking us up, perfectly compliments moments of quiet contemplation and for some, helps fuel the driver’s rage you sometimes witness on our streets… At that moment […]

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Everyone likes a good gangster movie whether its from the 40′s or present day, the dark side in our mental make-up wants the bad guy to get away with all kinds of crime and live happily ever after in the Caribbean, smoking cigars in tropical bliss.  When I stop and think about it, I want […]

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I’m thinking that the most appropriate Greek goddess to include with a Cuban Vegueros Especiales No. 2 would be “Demeter”, the harvest goddess… The Cuban brand, started at the Francisco Donatien factory in 1962, where they produced cigars mostly for domestic consumption, diplomatic dinners and special occasions.  The factory also made cigarettes but it was […]

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The phrase in the medallion is, “Honi Soit Mal Pense” which translated means, “Shamed be he who thinks evil of it”… This is a great phrase to keep in mind when you run into those who look down on and berate someone who is smoking a cigar outdoors, out of the way of anyone and […]

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From time to time I go online and see if people are selling cigars that they’ve brought back from Cuba or other parts of the world…This can be a fun thing to do and, believe me, there are great great deals out there.. The little Romeo in the picture was part of a 50 or […]

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I guess the subject of today’s entry is whether or not you’re interested in going on a holiday to a country where finding a place to have a cigar is a pain… I’ll be the first to raise my hand and say that I’ll travel elsewhere, since cigars (and golf) are a huge part of […]

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Cuff links, bowler hats, top hats, bow and straight ties, smoking jackets, tuxedos and anything formal have seen generations of cigars and cigar smoke as gentlemen have sat in libraries and cigar smoking parlors after dinner in elegant homes and mansions… Our and their fathers have enjoyed the activity of cigar smoking after a meal […]

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If you know anything at all about Cuban cigars then you know that the Montecristo pictured above is one of the world’s most popular cigars… I’ve smoked literally hundreds of these fine piramides and I can honestly say that I’ve never had one that tasted poorly… Sure, from time to time you may run into […]

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