Court Rules on FDA Cigar Regulation

Oh ma gosh.  BIG NEWS I have been working a double for the last 6 1/2 months. First job: work, then stressing about work, then stressing about family and Covid, friends who work in restaurants, then the factory and farmers who help us make delicious cigars. Second job: collecting and analyzing data for the FDA. […]

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I know what you’re doing,

“I know what you’re doing, and I don’t want any part of it.” That is what I found myself thinking after a recent meeting with one of my vendors.  During the meeting, I was accused of not ‘selling’ their products. Google definition of ‘sell’ 1  give or hand over (something) in exchange for money.  “they […]

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Cigar A-Fishy-Nado

I find it strange that the editor in chief of Wine Spectator who ordered 12 copies of my dad’s book in 1990 has never printed the title, The Gourmet Guide to Cigars, anywhere in Cigar Aficionado in the last 20 years of publication.  How do I know it’s been 20 years?  Well, because they called […]

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How I spent my new years

      Churchkey’s open bar, open kitchen, New Year’s Eve party.  2010/2011 NYE I was present like a gift-wrapped box under a tree and I had a blast, so when an email came from The Neighborhood Group, I jumped at the opportunity to return again.  The email said I could buy my ticket a week before they […]

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Good Cheer

On the last day of the year I wanted to share a happy memory.  Back in April, after a rare Virginia DC Brau event at Fireworks, (DC Brau has since expanded production and should be back in VA early 2012)  I wound the night down with a dude visiting the area for work. He dug […]

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