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Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary Cigar
Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary LE Toro



To celebrate the 15 years since the launch of his original Don Pepin Garcia brand, My Father Cigars has released the Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 15 years since Garcia released his namesake cigar brand, because Don Pepin’s cigars helped to launch the trend toward full bodied peppery Nicaraguan cigars that are so popular now. Coming in two sizes (robusto and toro), the Don Pepin Garcia 15th Anniversary is limited to 2,000 boxes of 14 individually coffined cigars of each size.

Torano Vault W-009 cigar
Cigar Review: Toraño Vault W-009 Toro



Now under the supervision of Jack Toraño, since General Cigar Co. acquired the Toraño Family Cigar Company, the brand has had some great new releases such as the new Toraño Exodus. In the past, the Toraño Family had released cigars based on the family’s 34 year old blend book started in 1982 by Carlos Toraño, Sr., such as the Toraño Vault A-008. Jack Toraño and the General blend team reworked some of these original blend recipes. The Toraño Vault W-009 is one of these re-envisioned blends...

Southern Draw Jacob\
Cigar Review: Southern Draw Jacob's Ladder Lancero


Our 2017 Cigar of the Year, the Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder, is now available as a lancero! Just like the toro vitola that earned the top spot on our Top Ten Cigars of 2017 List, the Jacob’s Ladder Lancero is a full bodied cigar that features a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper from Lancaster County, and is a fitting addition to the Jacob’s Ladder line.

Caldwell Cigars the T
Cigar Review: The T. Toro by Caldwell



Matt Booth, Robert Caldwell and AJ Fernandez are all accomplished cigar makers on their own. Bringing the three of them together is similar to bringing together the 1992 Olympic Basketball “Dream Team,” and the result is definitely a winner. The cigar that comes from this collaboration bears the name The Truth or simply “The T.”, and is truly a great medium bodied cigar coming from AJ Fernandez’s factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Top Ten Connecticut Cigars
Toasted Foot's Top Ten Connecticut Cigars



The last few years, many new cigars have been released that have brought new life to the Connecticut shade category of cigars. Instead of simply being mild cigars lacking in flavor that are primarily for novice cigar enthusiasts, these new cigars are complex mild to medium bodied cigars that can be enjoyed by both the novice and the seasoned cigar enthusiast. Many of these new breed of Connecticut cigars are coming from boutique companies that have, until now, been know for fuller bodied cigars.

May
17
2011

Toast of the Week (5/17/11)

I hope everyone is doing well out there! I feel like I haven’t caught up with anyone on Facebook or Twitter in a long while. Both JJ and I have been transitioning to new jobs and it has kept us both very busy – we’ve tried to keep up the reviews on the blog, but we’ve missed a few here and there. Thanks for remaining patient, we’ll...

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Apr
19
2011

Toast of the Week (4/19/11)

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope each of you are doing well. I wanted to offer a final reminder about our contest, which will end this Friday. If you haven’t taken a chance to tell us about your first cigar, or read through the over 220 entries, hop on over there now! We are trying to catch up on reviews of new releases. Last week we reviewed the new Cain...

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Apr
12
2011

Toast of the Week (4/12/11)

Another week, another opportunity to highlight what some of the other cigar websites are up to. We hope you enjoy our weekly toast; we always enjoy watching and reading what other folks are smoking, so we figure why not share. Here’s a quick look around this week: The Stogie Review continues to offer a new series, Week in Smoke, which I’ve come to...

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Apr
05
2011

Toast of the Week (4/5/11)

I hope everyone is having a great week. We got hit with a crazy storm last night, knocking out power and throwing trees into homes and across roads, but luckily the 15+ pine trees in my yard stood rooted! We’ve got a really cool contest going right now and we’d love for you to join in. Take a minute to tell us about the first cigar you ever smoked...

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Mar
29
2011

Toast of the Week (3/29/11)

We’re almost into April and I can’t wait for the Spring weather! We spent this past weekend laying a plot for our garden and we’ll plant the sprouts this weekend. So, be on the lookout for summer contests, featuring carrots, onions, zucchini, lima beans, peas, and cantaloupe. But for now, check out our current cigar contest – we’re...

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Mar
23
2011

Toast of the Week (3/23/11)

A day late and a bunch of dollars short, here is our Toast of the Week. It has been a crazy few weeks for both of us – job transitions, busy home life, etc – nothing y’all don’t regularly experience. We’re just going to jump right in: Barry from A Cigar Smoker just returned from the Dominican Republic with La Aurora.  He kept a...

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Mar
15
2011

Toast of the Week (3/15/11)

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who entered our recent contest with cigar artist Mike Uhren – our winner was Frank (tx_tuff), and he selected the Padron Anniversary print – congrats Frank! And thanks to Mike for kindly donating his work for the contest – we had a blast with it. Before we get into the toasts, I received an email...

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Mar
08
2011

Cigar Blog Spotlight – CigarPhoto.net

Today we want to use our Toast of the Week to spotlight a new cigar blog. Cigar Photo was setup with a very unique objective – to work in conjunction with other blogs. The site is managed by Jay L., and he describes his approach online: My goal is not to become another statistic but rather deliver something that is slightly different and in some ways,...

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Feb
21
2011

Toast of the Week (2/21/11)

We are running our Toast of the Week a day early to make a special announcement – this week our posts will be dedicated to CAO and Jon Huber. Following our toast today, we will feature a 3 day interview with former CAO Marketing Director Jon Huber –  he’ll reflect on his time at CAO, discuss the atmosphere during the mergers, and go into great...

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Feb
15
2011

Toast of the Week (2/15/11)

Valentine’s Edition! Unfortunately, that get’s you nothing…nothing at all. Although I do hope you were able to enjoy some time with your significant other, whether that be a spouse, a girl/boyfriend, or a nice cigar. For today’s toast, we have a very special announcement! Next week, we’ll be posting a three part interview with Mr....

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Feb
01
2011

Toast of the Week (2/1/11)

Moving into the second month of the year, we had Spring weather here in Georgia, while others are being slammed by violent snow storms. Just crazy. Not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’ve taken a brief break from our normal monthly contests to kind of catch our breath for a bit. We promise, we’ll be back with a great giveaway soon – we...

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Jan
18
2011

Toast of the Week (1/18/11)

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the start to 2o11; I think every state except Florida has received snow this year, so I hope you’ve made time to peg a few people with snowballs! Both of us here at Toasted Foot are traveling this week, so we’ll be posting a series of blind cigar reviews we did for the Summer issue of Smoke Magazine. Last...

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Jan
11
2011

Toast of the Week (1/11/11)

Well…it’s 1-11-11, and I feel like I should do something special, but all I’ve got is our Toast of the Week – sorry! We’ve been enjoying some snow/sleet/ice in Georgia this week, so it has been nice to be out of work and with family. This week is Tatuaje Week for us, where we’ll be reviewing Tatuaje cigars all week. Yesterday...

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Dec
21
2010

Toast of the Week (12/21/10)

It’s the week of Christmas, and I hope all of you will be blessed with some extended time with friends and family, and enjoy some great relaxation during this season! We debated taking this week off, and decided to push through and schedule out some Top 10 Lists and reviews early. Don’t forget about our current contest (details). We’re giving...

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Dec
07
2010

Toast of the Week (12/7/10)

I hope everyone is having a great start to December and bearing the cold weather. I’ve resorted to smoking in the shed to avoid the fierce wind we’ve been having lately. Our voting for our 262 Cigars contest ends tomorrow, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. The details are here. We’ve got several toasts this week so...

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Nov
30
2010

Toast of the Week (11/30/10)

Nothing like the first couple days back at work, after a LONG weekend, right!? We’ll we’re almost to humpday, so hang in there! I hope everyone had a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday. The weather has been crazy down in Georgia, with temps in the 30s one day and in the 70s the next. Here recently, my cigar enjoyment has patterned the weather!...

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Nov
26
2010

Toast of the Week (11/26/10)

I know, it’s Friday, not Tuesday…and we haven’t done a toast in two weeks. Sorry about that! We’ve had some other special posts going up lately, mostly dealing with our current contest. Check out the details here – we’re giving away a box of the new 262 Ideology (review). I hope everyone had a very blessed Thanksgiving...

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Nov
02
2010

Toast of the Week (11/2/10)

Moving into November, we are starting to get that cool, crisp Winter weather! Which means, for me, I’ll be pulling out those smaller smokes; I’ll also be entering the market for a small propane heater for the garage! I hope everyone is doing well out there. As a reminder, we’re ending our Halloween contest this Friday – there have been...

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Oct
26
2010

Toast of the Week (10/26/10)

Hey folks! It’s been a good 7 days, as my family and I finally got moved into our new home! It has been crazy busy, but we’re enjoying the unpacking and adjustments. Just as it was last week, the buzz continues to be about the new Tatuaje Face, and there have been some solid reviews of the cigar popping up. I’m sure we’ll get our hands...

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Oct
19
2010

Toast of the Week (10/19/10)

Hello good folks! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying what I call the best time of year! The weather is excellent and Football is in full swing, with a little October Baseball on the side! I’ve been crazy busy lately, trying to get moved into a new house – I spent 25 hours painting over the weekend, and it was a-w-f-u-l. We announced our...

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Oct
12
2010

Toast of the Week (10/12/10)

Wow, almost midway through October. Hard to believe. This month has gone by fast and has for the most part been uneventful. The weather in Georgia has continued to be very, very conducive to backporch smoking, so I’ve engaged it! I guess the only real news on cigar releases is the annual release of the Tatuaje Monster Series, this year The Face. Folks...

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Oct
05
2010

Toast of the Week (10/5/10)

Smoking weather is here! We’re in the 70s all week and I can’t tell you how excited by this I am. Oh, and football is in full swing, baseball playoffs are beginning, and holidays are just around the corner – this is truly the best time of year! There was some news this week, as Swedish Match and Scandinavian Tobacco Group finalized the merger...

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Sep
28
2010

Toast of the Week (9/28/10)

We started a new series last week on Toasted Foot and I hope you had a chance to check it out. It’s called What’s In Your Humidor? and we’ll be asking those closest to the industry what they keep in their humidor, how often they smoke, and what some of their favorite smokes are. We will be interviewing a different insider each Thursday. If you...

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Sep
21
2010

Toast of the Week (9/21/10)

The first few weeks of September is a fun time, as all the cigars introduced at IPCPR start making their way on the shelves of local B&M stores. I know we’re excited to get a first taste of the La Traviata Maduro and the AVO Heritage this week, as JJ is stopping by Buckhead Cigar in Atlanta. If there are some new releases making their way into your...

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Sep
14
2010

Toast of the Week (9/14/10)

It seems like these weekly toasts are just a couple days apart instead of a full week – time is flying these days and before you know it, we’ll all be enjoying some great Fall weather! It has started cooling here, finally, and I’ve enjoyed some great nights on the back porch with the computer and a great cigar. I’ve been finding it...

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Sep
07
2010

Toast of the Week (9/6/10)

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend; we had some great weather down here and it looks like some fall weather may be coming soon to stay. We’d like to say thank you to everyone that dropped by Toasted Foot last month – we had more visits than we ever have before, and our August contest received over 220 entries! Thank you very...

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Aug
31
2010

Toast of the Week (8/31/10)

August is over folks – now give me some fall weather! We are getting ready to enter my favorite time of year, September-January. Lots of vacation, great weather, and extended time with friends and family. This week provided a few more press releases here and there, with Gran Habano announcing the discontinuation of two of their lines. We finished the...

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Aug
24
2010

Toast of the Week (8/24/10)

It’s still hot as I don’t know what here in the South, but I’ve been beating the heat, to get in a cigar, with two fans on the back porch and some iced tea – it’s bearable, sort of. Signs of fall are starting to show up, with falling leaves and the sun setting a bit earlier, but the humidity and sun haven’t received the memo,...

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Aug
17
2010

Toast of the Week (8/17/10)

Well, now that IPCPR has passed, we can all expect to be seeing some great new cigars hitting the shelves of our favorite B&M. There was some great coverage of the event by some of the cigar bloggers that had the opportunity to attend – I was at home caring for a wounded wife and a new baby! Later today we’re posting an article on the role of...

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Aug
03
2010

Toast of the Week (08/03/10)

Happy Tuesday folks – I hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent it going to birthday parties, traveling, and fighting off a cold – it was splendid! We’re working on an August contest for everyone – hopefully we can get it set up, we’ll see. Thanks to everyone that participated in July’s Macanudo contest. For this next...

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Jul
20
2010

Toast of the Week (7/20/10)

Moving through the summer months, school will be starting back up pretty soon and before you know it we’ll be enjoying the Fall weather. As IPCPR approaches in a few weeks, there is a great deal of anticipation about the new cigars that will be displayed – always a special time of year for cigar smokers. There seemed to be a press release every...

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Jul
13
2010

Toast of the Week (7/13/10)

I just returned from a great week at the beach – it was just my wife and son and we had a great time. The weather was beautiful, I was able to smoke my favorite smokes, and caught up on some much needed rest, thinking, and family time! For the toasts this week we’ve got all news, and no reviews. Also, don’t forget to check out our current...

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Jul
06
2010

Toast of the Week (7/6/10)

I hope everyone had a happy and restful 4th of July – I am operating on auto-pilot right now, and by the time this post goes live, I’ll be at the beach with my wife and son – our last vacation with a child, rather than with children! Only about 6 weeks to go before baby #2 arrives! I’ve got a few toasts for you this week, so let’s...

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Jun
29
2010

Toast of the Week (6/29/10)

After returning from a week of travel, it was great to sit on the back porch with a Romeo y Julieta Vintage and catch up on life – being digitally disconnected for a week was refreshing, but it also created a slight withdrawal. To my surprise, I enjoyed some of the World Cup while I was away, but was disappointed with all the blown calls. While I continue...

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Jun
22
2010

Toast of the Week (6/21/10)

Another week, another toast. We’re going to be working in fast forward over the next few weeks as both of us here at Toasted Foot will be traveling for business and for vacation. So, if we’re a bit unresponsive, give us a bit of time! We’ll be scheduling most of our posts over the next 2-3 weeks but will pop in to stay up on Twitter and...

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Jun
15
2010

Toast of the Week (6/14/10)

What’s the worst way to endure 90 degree heat in the middle of Georgia? Doing it without an air conditioner of course. On Saturday my AC stopped working, as in, it ran all day and wouldn’t get below 78 inside, and then cut off completely. The solution, a new unit – oh, and the furnace is crap too. On the plus side, they did both last nearly 25...

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Jun
08
2010

Toast of the Week (6/8/10)

The countdown has begun, as we have moved into the final trimester of the pregnancy! My wife is expecting on August 15th and we’ll welcome our second son. Still working on a name though, a lot harder than it was for #1. JJ and I recently split a box of those little 5 Vegas Gold Nuggets, 4.5×44, and we’ve been burning the heck out of them....

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Jun
01
2010

Toast of the Week (6/1/10)

I hope everyone had a safe and restful Memorial Day Weekend. I had nearly forgotten the reason for the holiday, and then I coincidentally watched The Hurt Locker yesterday, which chronicles a bomb squad in Iraq – it was a tremendous wake up call to all that is going on around us and my appreciation for the holiday and for the troops and veterans was again...

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May
25
2010

Toast of the Week (5/25/10)

We started our Toast of the Week back in December of 2009 and have really enjoyed the segment – there are so many insightful interviews, reviews, and commentary around the blogs and it’s a treat to take a break and highlight some of them. If there is every anything you’d like to see us include in a Toast, or if you have ideas for how to...

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May
18
2010

Toast of the Week (5/18/10)

Moving right along and headed for the summer, the weather has been hitting the 90s here in Georgia; luckily the humidity has stayed away, so far. New cigar releases continue to trickle out as we move closer and closer to IPCPR in August. Yesterday we reviewed the new Nestor Miranda 1989, which was blended by Pepin and honors the birthyear of Miami Cigar &...

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May
04
2010

Toast of the Week (5/4/10)

Is it seriously May already? This is by far the fastest a year has ever gone by for me. Another week gone and another week of breaking cigar news, where a merger was announced between Scandinavian Tobacco and Swedish Match; the merge will incorporate CAO, General Cigar, and Cigars International. Also announced this week, EO Brands, maker of 601 and Cubao among...

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Apr
27
2010

Toast of the Week (4/27/10)

I hope everyone is enjoying this smoking weather as much as I am! I stayed outside as much as I could this weekend, with the help of a Don Kiki White, Macanudo Vintage 2000, Nica Libre, and  a Tesa Havanita last night. What did you enjoy this weekend? My review partner spent the week on a cruise, which actually had a nice cigar bar! Before we jump in,...

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Apr
20
2010

Toast of the Week (4/20/10)

Are there better ways to spend your weekend than at your wife’s 10 year highschool reunion? Absolutely, about a million last time I checked…but it actually wasn’t that bad, aside from watching their hour and a half long senior video. The highlight? The part of the video where everyone says what they want to do after graduation – college...

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Apr
13
2010

Toast of the Week (4/12/10)

I hope everyone is doing well and continuing to enjoy the beautiful weather! It was another great week with some great sports for all tastes- Baseball kicked off, the Master’s tournament welcomed back Tiger,  Nascar had a Saturday evening race, and there are only a handfull of NBA games remaining before the playoffs begin! Before we get into the toasts, I...

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Apr
06
2010

Toast of the Week (4/6/10)

Another week gone, another toast to make. I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend and had a chance to enjoy some beautiful weather and time with family. I spent a lot of time in the yard over the weekend and enjoyed some great cigars; thanks to Fuente, Oliva, Le Cigar, and Devil’s Weed for keeping me company! Lot’s of great stuff around the...

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Mar
30
2010

Toast of the Week (3/30/10)

This past week flew by for me; I am in the middle of my most major home reconstruction ever, with new paint, flooring, molding, ceiling repair, exterior paint, shrubbery, and roof…and it’s about to kill me! I have worked through about half of the repairs with lots of great help, so I’ll keep pressing on! Some of the first releases of 2010 are...

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Mar
23
2010

Toast of the Week (3/23/10)

So, how did you spend your weekend? I spent mine stripping wallpaper (great tips from Twitterville), chainsawing old shrubbery and trees, climbing through storage units at the direction of my wife, and taking small breaks to enjoy the nice weather with a few sticks. The highlight? The value line Nica Libre. The lowlight? A dyed maduro from Di Fazio (messy!)....

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Mar
16
2010

Toast of the Week (3/16/10)

We’re working through March rather quickly in my opinion and we’ve got another Toast of the Week for ya! On a personal note, last week was a great one; my wife and I had our 16 week ultrasound and discovered we’re having another boy! We’re pretty excited – come August 15th, we’ll have a newborn boy and a 23 month old boy! In...

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Mar
09
2010

Toast of the Week (3/9/10)

This has been an exciting week as buzz continues for the quarter one releases of 2010; the first two have already arrived, the El Triunfador and  Nestor Miranda Dominicano, andAVO LE10 and Nosotros should be just around the corner! It looks like we’ll be making a trip North to Atlanta to check out some of the B&M’s! The Spring weather that has...

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Mar
02
2010

Toast of the Week (3/2/10)

We’ve entered into March and we are working through the first quarter of 2010! There was some great stuff around the web this week, so let’s get right to it! Dan over at Crooked Burn lights up 1/3 of the Illusione No. 23 (Culebra). Be sure to toast this unique cigar here. Luke with The Cigar Review Site takes on the Tatuaje T110. I regret not...

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Feb
23
2010

Toast of the Week (2/23/10)

We got a break from the winter weather this past weekend in Georgia and enjoyed sunny days in the high 60s, perfect smoking weather! Spring Training for Baseball is also getting fired up and I am looking forward to spending more and more time outdoors. We’ve got some great toasts this week, none of which deal with Tiger Woods or Toyota, so enjoy! And...

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Feb
16
2010

Toast of the Week (2/16/10)

It has been an exciting week for us – we finally got some snow! We got a grand total of 2 inches and it stuck for all of 12 hours! But we enjoyed it nonetheless.  We don’t get a lot of snow in Georgia, and yet somehow my son has seen snow in his first two winters, so he’s going to start expecting it (that won’t end well)! We also have a...

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Feb
09
2010

Toast of the Week (2/9/10)

Are the weeks flying by for everyone else, or is it just me? Another week by with tremendous amounts of snow in the Northeast and Midwest. I hope everyone  is safe and with heat; still no action in Georgia. The weekend had an exciting build up to the Saints victory in Super Bowl XLIV; though I am a big Peyton Manning fan, I was happy for the Saints and the city...

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Feb
02
2010

Toast of the Week (2/2/10)

Another week without snow in Middle Georgia, though I much prefer no snow than being snowed in like others across the Northeast and Midwest! We’ve moved into February, which means our first contest of 2010 has ended and we’ve got a winner to announce very soon; he will be taking home a box of Exile Maduro Robustos. Also, we finished with our...

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Jan
26
2010

Toast of the Week (1/26/10)

We had some nice evenings in Georgia over the last week and I was actually able to smoke outside again without burning through my review partner’s propane! Not much else has happened this week (yeah right!). My wife is now 8 weeks pregnant with baby #2 and she is starting to feel better, we went house shopping and looked at a few foreclosures, and I had...

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Jan
19
2010

Toast of the Week (1/19/10)

Another week gone by and another batch of toasted cigars. Before we get into the toasts, I have a request. If you haven’t signed up for our RSS feed, which provides notification of each new post, please sign up here! It is greatly appreciated! There was some excitement in the cigar industry this past week with the announcement of a major merger between...

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Jan
12
2010

Toast of the Week (1/12/10)

We’re moving through the New Year and are into the second full week of 2010! This has been a great month for us here at Toasted Foot, with some great contests lined up for you, a new segment in the works, and lots of new friends made via Twitter and website comments. It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for our Toast of the Week. There was so...

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Jan
05
2010

Toast of the Week (1/5/09)

Happy New Year! This is our first Toast of the New Year and we hope everyone is ready to get off to a great start in 2010! We are excited about meeting new people and about all the great new smokes that will debut this year. So, let’s welcome the New Year by taking a look at what some of our brothers and sisters have to say! Tom over at Keepers of the...

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Dec
29
2009

Toast of the Week (12/29/09)

We hope you had a blessed Holiday Season and you are prepared to enter the New Year with great energy and excitement. Santa was good to both of us; I gifted Jed some new smokes that you’ll see reviewed here soon and he gave me a Burr coffee grinder, which I’ve been putting off purchasing for a couple years. There have been some great reviews and...

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Dec
22
2009

Toast of the Week (12/22/09)

It’s almost Christmas and we’d like to wish you a very blessed Holiday Season; we hope you make the most of your time with friends and family! There was some great stuff posted this week. As the new year approaches lots of folks have been taking time to toast celebratory cigars and reflect on their top cigars of the year. So, on to the Toast of the...

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Dec
15
2009

Toast of the Week (12/15/09)

Each Tuesday we’ll take a moment to toast the great cigar reviews and news that popped up during the week. We spend a great deal of time around the web and there is some great stuff out there. So, each Tuesday we’re going to make a toast or two! To kick this weekly toast off, we’ve got a big list of  smokes (from some good folks)! Tony Casas...

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