Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Culebra Cigar Review in Cigar Aficionado

My latest issue of Cigar Aficionado came in today, and after a quick scan I recalled a post I made a couple of years ago about the culebra cigar vitola, you can check that out here. With the possible exception of the tobacco pipe I wrote about, culebra cigars are one of the "funner" (is that a word?) cigars I have smoked...

Find Cigar Aficionado's review of the Partagas Culebra in the October issue. Click here for a preview.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Could RUSH be right about the CIGAR TAX?

I will admit that I am not a Rush fan. I am too moderate. But, to be totally honest, I could care less about most radio personalities. From time to time I do, however, catch a transcript. A caller, in the link above, is calling the proposed cigar tax a conspiracy against Mr. Limbaugh. Please. I hope that call was in jest- or perhaps from someone drunk. Actually, that sounds very much like the type of thing that I might propose when I am drunk.

To Rush: Let's be honest here, this will not pass with the Dem-power alone, so get on the horn an use some of that power to protect US smokers. If you do this for the US cigar smokers, I will owe you. And if you ever make it to San Jose, I will open my door and feed you the best cigars you have ever smoked and try to drink you under the table (or under the bar, as I do not have a table in my house just a 3 meter bar) with some of the finest Scotch south of the Rio Grande.

For once we do agree: This luxury tax is asinine.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A New Cigar Tax?

Cigar tax proposal threatens US retailers, Latin American countries

The rich may not care...
The upper-middle class may smoke less...
The middle class may stop smoking cigars...

Large cigar retailers may suffer...

Small cigar retailers WILL suffer...
Latin America's opinion of the States WILL NOT improve.

This is a time for the US Lawmakers to think outside the box, and ponder how this decision may affect their hard working constituents and regional partners.
I wonder how many members of Congress smoke... I wonder how many will stop smoking if this passes.