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Quesada Selección Espana H-Town Lancero from Stogies of Houston
Cigar Review: Quesada Selección España H-Town Lancero



Any fan of the lancero vitola has probably heard of the H-Town Lancero Series from Stogies World Class Cigars (especially if they are regular readers of ToastedFoot). Stogies’ owner Jorge Ahued is one of the biggest devotees to the lancero vitola, and has a series of exclusive lanceros that can’t be found anywhere else. The fourth installment in the H-Town Lancero Series is the Quesada Selección España, and it is a very impressive cigar.

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What's In Your Humidor? w/ William Cooper



William Cooper is one of the stars of online cigar media. Know as Cigar Coop, his site personal site cigar-coop.com publishes cigar news, reviews and miscellaneous cigar industry happenings. Coop’s site is the place to go for cigar news (his news feed has been picked up by CigarDojo.com). You can also find Coop on the StogiesGeeks.com podcast and serving as the current President (and a founding member) of the Cigar Media Association.

Southern Draw Kudzu
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo


One day while hanging out at Stogies of Houston, I ran into Robert Holt from Southern Draw Cigars. After a very long conversation, I had the chance to try the Southern Draw Firethorn (which made our 2014 Honorable Mention List) and was quite impressed. A few weeks later when the cigars arrived at the shop, I picked up the Southern Draw Kudzu and was blown away. It was full bodied with some strong flavors, and just the thing I like to smoke at the end of a long day.

Fratello H-Town Lancero from Stogies World Class Cigars
Cigar Review: Fratello H-Town Lancero (Stogies Exclusive)



Between Jorge Ahued and Willy Style, I have rediscovered a love of lancero cigars. I still like my larger churchills and 6” x 58s, but I am smoking more and more lanceros due in large part to the awesomeness of the H-Town series. It seems with each successive release in the H-Town series the cigars just keep getting better. The new Fratello Lancero is even better than the previous two releases (the Room 101 Namakubi Ecuador and the Alec Bradley Nica Puro). Full flavored and medium bodied, the Fratello H-Town Lancero is a great cigar.

Illusione Pactum cigar Smoke Inn Microblend Series
Cigar Review: Illusione Pactum (Smoke Inn Microblend)


Smoke Inn’s latest edition to its Microblend Series is also one of its most limited, with only 400 total boxes being released. Only 400 boxes are being made for this series starting with a release of 200 boxes in December and 200 in January, 2015. The idea of a collaboration between Dion and Abe is one that was exciting, and has yielded a result that meetings both men’s exacting standards.

Mar
30
2015

Press Release: Espinosa Cigars Unveils Espinosa Especial

Press Release: Espinosa Cigars Unveils Espinosa Especial

Hialeah Gardens, Florida (March 26, 2015) – Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Cigars, has announced the release of a new cigar line, the Espinosa Especial. “It’s a new line, a new blend, a new cigar, but it’s everything you have come to expect from Espinosa Cigars and La Zona”, said Erik. Available in three vitolas: No. 1 – 6-1/2 x 48 No....

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Mar
27
2015

Cigar Review: Quesada Selección España H-Town Lancero

Cigar Review: Quesada Selección España H-Town Lancero

Quesada Cigars / Stogies World Class Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Arapiraca) Binder: Dominican Republic Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 7″ x 38 Strength: medium to medium-full Price: $8.75 Overall Rating: 9.3 Any fan of the lancero vitola has probably heard of the H-Town Lancero Series from Stogies World Class...

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Mar
25
2015

Press Release: General Cigar Celebrates an Icon with Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150

Press Release: General Cigar Celebrates an Icon with Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150

General Cigar Company will debut Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150, the first and only cigar to feature a proprietary Habano Shade wrapper tobacco, the first ever grown in Esteli. Hoyo de Monterrey Edición de Cumpleaños 150 is a 6” x 54 box-pressed offering handcrafted in Honduras. The blend features a classic Ecuadoran binder and a spicy combination...

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Mar
24
2015

Press Release: Tobacconist University Announces New Consumer Certification Program

Press Release: Tobacconist University Announces New Consumer Certification Program

New Jersey, March 23, 2015: Starting in April of 2015, Tobacconist University (TU) will hand off their consumer certification program to Certified Retail Tobacconists (CRT). The University updated this program allowing certified retailers the exclusive right to administer final exams to consumers who want to become certified. TU anticipates that these changes...

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Mar
23
2015

What’s In Your Humidor?: William Cooper (CigarCoop.com, Stogie Geeks & CMA President)

What’s In Your Humidor?: William Cooper (CigarCoop.com, Stogie Geeks & CMA President)

William Cooper is one of the stars of online cigar media. Know as Cigar Coop, his site personal site cigar-coop.com publishes cigar news, reviews and miscellaneous cigar industry happenings. Coop’s site is the place to go for cigar news (his news feed has been picked up by CigarDojo.com). You can also find Coop on the StogiesGeeks.com podcast and serving as the...

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Mar
13
2015

Contest: Win a Great Smoke 2015 Goodie Bag

Contest: Win a Great Smoke 2015 Goodie Bag

Every year, there is one event that both Willy and I. look forward to with the anticipation of a kid waiting for Christmas…Smoke Inn’s Great Smoke in West Palm Beach. One of the largest cigar events in the country, the Great Smoke was the brainchild of Smoke Inn’s Abe Dababneh. The event features the biggest and best manufacturers handing out cigars, live...

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Mar
02
2015

Cigar Review: Angel’s Anvil TAA 2014 by Crowned Heads

Cigar Review: Angel’s Anvil TAA 2014 by Crowned Heads

Crowned Heads Cigars Country: Dominican Republic Wrapper: Ecuador (Havana) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 7 1/8” x 49 Strength: medium Price: $10.50 MSRP Click here to buy it now Overall Rating: 9.2 Crowned Heads recently celebrated their two year anniversary, and in their short history they have built an impressive brand. In 2014, they received the...

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Feb
23
2015

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces “Pope of Greenwich Village” Cigar As Part of Smoke Inn Microblend Series

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces “Pope of Greenwich Village” Cigar As Part of Smoke  Inn Microblend Series

Miami,  FL  – Drew  Estate  announced  today  that  they  would be participating  in Smoke  Inn’s  Microblend  series  with  a new  cigar  named  “Pope  of  Greenwich  Village”.  The  new  cigar will  be  released  in  Spring  2015  and  will  be  available  through Smoke Inn’s  South Florida-based  retail  stores  and  website. The  “Pope  of  Greenwich...

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Feb
11
2015

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo

Cigar Review: Southern Draw Kudzu Gordo

Southern Draw Cigars Country: Nicaragua Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano Oscuro) Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Size: 6” x 60 Strength: full Price: $9.95 Overall Rating: 9.2 One day while hanging out at Stogies of Houston, I ran into Robert Holt from Southern Draw Cigars. After a very long conversation, I had the chance to try the Southern Draw Firethorn (which...

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Feb
05
2015

Press Release: Viva Republica Announces Limited-Edition Cigar – Jailbreak

Press Release: Viva Republica Announces Limited-Edition Cigar – Jailbreak

Miami, Florida- Viva Republica, a premium handmade cigar manufacturer is ready to launch a limited edition, one of a kind blend named: Jailbreak. Jailbreak is the latest in unique and innovative lines put forth by Jason Holly, President of Viva Republica. Jason Holly said” Jailbreak is a new concept in where a Lancero is buried inside of a 6’X 58 cigar trying...

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Feb
04
2015

What’s In Your Humidor: Jonathan David & Willy Styl (co-editors of ToastedFoot)

What’s In Your Humidor: Jonathan David & Willy Styl (co-editors of ToastedFoot)

Back in the old days of ToastedFoot there was a feature called “What’s in Your Humidor” that was a big hit with ToastedFoot’s readers. For some time we’ve wanted to bring it back to the site, but we wanted to make sure it was done properly in a way that honored the original while bring in a sense of the new ToastedFoot style. The...

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Feb
03
2015

Press Release: Davidoff of Geneva announces its newest Davidoff Flagship Store in River Oaks – Houston, TX

Press Release: Davidoff of Geneva announces its newest Davidoff Flagship Store in River Oaks – Houston, TX

Basel/Houston, February 2015. Houston, TX will welcome a new “Davidoff of Geneva – since 1911” flagship store in the luxurious River Oaks district in late 2015. Davidoff partnered with developer Oliver McMillan to integrate Davidoff’s new retail concept into the sophisticated open-air shopping district. Surrounded by luxury retailers, dining and...

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