On Friday, January 25th, Outland Cigars in Charlotte, NC hosted a launch party for their all-new retail exclusive My Uzi Weighs A Ton Digital Son 6. Leaf and Grape was there to cover the action, and we decided to purchase a 10-pack to raffle off to you, our on-line readers. That being said, we are pleased to announce Leaf and Grape’s first FREE on-line give-away. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2013
Wine Review: Girard Petite Sirah 2010
Today we take a look at a 2010 Petite Sirah from California. Located just off of Napa Valley’s infamous Saint Helena Highway stands Girard Winery, makers of fine Cabernet Sauvignon, Red blends, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Today however, we focus our attention on one of their flagship products, the little gem known as Petite Sirah. I’m here to tell you right now, there is nothing “petite” about this lush, luxurious full-bodied red.
News: Alec Bradley Dirty Hooligan Renamed to Filthy Hooligan
Alec Bradley Cigars has announced a name change for their upcoming spring release. The Black Market Candela – originally referred to as the Alec Bradley Dirty Hooligan – will now be called the Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan. Continue reading
Announcement: Herrera Esteli – Scheduled for February
On January 14th, 2013 Cigar Aficionado announced Herrera Esteli, by Drew Estate, will begin shipping to stores sometime in early February.
Since joining the ranks of Drew Estate, Herrera Esteli brand leader Willy Herrera has been hard at work selecting tobaccos, creating and analyzing test blends and putting together a core team of torcedores (cigar rollers) to bring his cigar visions to life.
Cigar Review: Ortega Wild Bunch 2013 Big Bad John
Today we follow in Lou Reed’s footsteps as we “take a walk on the wild side.” After a successful launch with his now famous Serie-D core line, Eddie Ortega now turns his attention to his first limited release, The Ortega Wild Bunch Series. The Wild Bunch is a 12 cigar series with one new vitola being released/announced each month. As noted on the Ortega Cigars website, here’s what Eddie has to say about the series:
Take 5: Cigar Cutting – Punch, Cut or V?
Welcome to another segment of Take 5. In this video, we break down three of the more common types of cuts made on traditional cigars. In addition to reviewing the basic concepts of cigar cutting, we also offer a unique look at mixing things up a bit to make it interesting and enjoyable for both novice and expert alike…enjoy!
Press Release: Smoke Inn Announces Room101 Big Delicious
West Palm Beach, Florida – In a continuing effort to create limited runs of premium cigars blended by the industry’s top manufacturers, Smoke Inn Cigars of South Florida proudly presents its sixth installment of their MicroBlend Series™, Room101 Big Delicious™. Continue reading
Announcement: Pre-Order Sale on MUWAT Digital Son 6
Charlotte, NC – Outland Cigars announces pre-order sales for the all-new My Uzi Weighs A Ton Digital Son 6.
Starting at 10am ET on Thursday, January 17th, Outland Cigars will allow a limited quantity of their retail exclusive Digital Son 6 (DS-6) to be pre-ordered on-line. Continue reading
Wine Review: Radius Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Today we take a look at the Radius Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2010 made available by Total Wine. Hailing from Washington State’s Walla Walla Valley, this medium-bodied fruit-forward Cab comes packed with with jammy flavors of black cherry and black current.
Cigar Deli – Custom Cigars Made To Order
George Rico of Gran Habano Cigars announces “Cigar Deli” – a new cigar blending session made available to end consumers. Continue reading