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Apr 21

JM’s Dominican Corojo Robusto Cigar Review

Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

JM’s Dominican Corojo Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×50 stick features a dark brown butter soft wrapper with medium veins, tight seams, large sloppy double cap, soft even pack and very rich hay aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 20

Romeo y Julieta RyJ Toro Cigar Review

Posted on Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Cigar Reviews

Romeo y Julieta RyJ Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a VERY soft and squishy pack, butter soft brown wrapper, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and rich oily wood aroma. First light reveals (more…)

Apr 19

Happy Easter / Passover / Bunny Day / Day Off / Whatever!

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in World of CO

ipw0006I hope everyone has a great weekend! I will be kicking it off with a cookout, relaxing after a long week of work. Brats & chicken for us adults and hotdogs for the kids.

If you need something to binge watch I made a playlist for the Cigar Safari episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQdzBlvpyYg&list=PLaaVftHl3nv73RZdWdgKxFsKmbqmYEMQn

Thank you all for the good feedback on it so far. If you enjoyed it the best thing you can do for me is comment, thumbs up, favorite and share them! Spreading the word for CO is always appreciated :)

Now back to your regularly scheduled reviews starting tomorrow. I’ll also have a lottery update after today’s mail comes. Entries have slowed down a bit which is just fine. I know some of you expect them on some kind of schedule and keep asking, but that’s not how it works. They come when they come.

I’m still looking for a great giveaway system to try on the live shows too, but it’s not a huge deal. I only have one left on the schedule and even it just got rescheduled. I sure thought manufacturers would have seen the value but I’ve been wrong once or twice before. I appreciate everyone that wrote in to their favorites to mention the show. I’ll still do the occasional solo CO Live, and of course will fire it back up if any others want to be on with me in the future – but right now it’s done.

Apr 19

CigarObsession At Drew Estate Cigar Safari Part 10

Posted on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in World of CO

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I want to thank everyone at Drew Estate again for having me, and I do highly recommend this trip to anyone that loves cigars especially if you have never done a tour. Frankly staying at the DE complex makes this hands down better than any other alternative as far as comfort and ease. Here’s my last short vid clip before we turned in, and a slideshow of some of the pics I took!

EDIT: Someone asked who attended this with me. Here’s the list!
StogieReview.com
Sethshumidor.com
Halfwheel.com
Stogieguys.com
Stogiesontherocks.com
CigarPressMag.com

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Apr 18

CO Live Replay w/ Felix Assouline Cigars

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 in World of CO

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Apr 18

CigarObsession @ Drew Estate Cigar Safari Part 9

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 in World of CO

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Part 9 – winding down. The last of the trip and more surprises! I don’t know if anyone else did but I had forgotten about our custom cigars – which were presented to us in beautiful ribboned bundles to take home in ziplocks. They will need to sit for a while before I’m going to try one. I wonder if they will make me some more if I love them ;) We were also treated to a very late night tour of Subculture Studios by Jesse (others will have vid of that), then everyone participated in my special group photo at the very end. It was packing and lights out fairly early after that, for the 8am departure. (more…)

Apr 17

CO Live Tonight 9pm EST With Felix Assouline Cigars

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in World of CO

co_shirtDon’t forget, tonight is the next CO Live featuring Felix, of Felix Assouline Cigars! Have your questions ready and prepare for another fun show where we play with drink pairings, talk about a special new release and have giveaways. This time I’m trying a new system rather than the guessing or number systems. Tonight I’m trying a Secret Word. When you hear either of us say “octopus”, the first person to comment with it wins! Entrants must have a US mailing address and be of legal smoking age. You can watch the show from anywhere but to use the live chat you must be on a desktop or laptop, mobile devices are not yet supported. (more…)

Apr 17

CigarObsession @ Drew Estate Cigar Safari Part 8

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in World of CO

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Part 8! The afternoon was spent at the Joya de Nicaragua factory where we heard a very long presentation on the history of the company, history of the country, political scenes, etc. Joya is VERY proud of their heritage. Comment below if you ever thought they were just a line of Drew Estate, I’m curious… (more…)

Apr 16

CigarObsession @ Drew Estate Cigar Safari Part 7

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in World of CO

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Part 7! Green acres is the place to be…farm living is the life for…not me! Of course we hit the record week for heat in Esteli. It’s bad when you go out in to the blazing sun to cool off. Some of these buildings and rooms are just plain brutal for fat gringos like me. The things I do for you guys… (more…)

Apr 15

How To Take A Great Cigar Photo With Your Phone

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Informational

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I’m waging war against poor cellphone photos! Too often we are bombarded by blurry or out of focus photos all over the internet by cigar lovers that just haven’t been taught a couple important points about how to use the camera function of their phone. So here’s a real fast easy tutorial that will dramatically help your photo quality and hopefully quell the onslaught of crappy pictures we have to see! :) (more…)

Apr 15

CigarObsession @ Drew Estate Cigar Safari Part 6

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in World of CO

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Part 6 – my favorite one! More touring of the DE facilities and our blending session! This was really cool and I didn’t realize how cool until 1/2 way through it. Basically we had a big spec sheet and also lots of sample leaf on hand to smell, feel and smoke, to create our best shot. I think everyone came away hopeful, and the end result would be presented to us later on to take home. (more…)

Apr 14

CO Milestone Contest For Custom Sampler and Drew Estate Stickers

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 in World of CO

20140408untitled0005-EditWe just hit a couple new milestones and that makes me happy, so I’m sharing my excitement with you guys!

CO is now over 5.5 Million video views and averaging over 1,000 new subscribers per month!

So what can you win? a full compliment of Drew Estate stickers plus a custom 5 pack sampler from me! Use the app below to enter. Open to US mailing addresses and those of legal smoking age in their state.

Comment below with how and when you first found CO to qualify.

Good luck! (more…)

Apr 14

CigarObsession @ Drew Estate Cigar Safari Part 5

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 in World of CO

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Part 5! This time we go more in depth to the heart of the Drew Estate facilities. Some things are still secret, but I snuck in anyway…just kidding JD ;) or am I… (more…)