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  1. Blade Runner 2049 (spoiler free initial reactions)

    Gattaca is a treat on blu-ray but understanding Battlestar really helps even if it’s the newer version but both were epic series. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Blade Runner 2049 (spoiler free initial reactions)

    Repo man is another, though so much different, but a classic Sci-fi and a must watch. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. How Many Boxes

    Well now you are in the vortex that’s almost impossible to escape. Especially with a wife that’s apparently an enabler for gathering Habanos. If you must you just keep burning through them and when a new box or 3 arrive, you claim they are the honeymoon cigars and they mean so much to you. The handbag and shoe comment cracked me up. At least I’m done buying clothes as I’m retired. It’s great to be a one suit guy with a blazer/sport coat if needed. The suit is for weddings, graduations and funerals. Gun metal grey works for all three. I sure as Spit need to stop buying wine! Booze too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. How Many Boxes

    I use wine inventory software but I’m out of room. I fear counting cigars. Especially when I’m considering a Master case purchase. Serious acquisition disorders. Watches on top of that too. I need to liquidate some of those. I really love them all but wear probably 3 per month. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. How Many Boxes

    About 25-26 Habanos and close to 15 NC. 4 large tupperdors and 3 large humidors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Greetings

    Enjoy the site. Some great info on this forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Your first ever box buy?

    I guess if we add follies of our youth and NCs, it might have been a box of Philly Titans that we hoodlum teens put some money together to buy. Yes embarrassing, but we were 13 or 14 and you just needed a stogie while bass fishing with the Ugly Stick. Kids do strange things. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Your first ever box buy?

    A few years ago I bought a box of Bolivar Coronas Junior. The rest is history. I almost always buy boxes. They are stored in large tupoerdors underneath my billiards table. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. It's really difficult for me not to just buy all Lusi cigars. Unfortunately for me we have harsh Winters and some fierce humidity on warm Summer days which are unkind to these larger cigars. They are however, right up there with Boli CG, Boli Libertador and RA Gigantes that have some nice age on them being so pleasant to smoke on those days that you have more than 90-120 minutes to hang out and just enjoy a great Cuban. When trying to analyze a great cigar I usually stick to water, but have been known to water down some of the drier runs or whiskeys that are not to sweet as to full the palate. Enjoyed this review. I completely concur. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. The BCG is a great cigar. I am fortunate to have bought a box a few years back. I liken it to the Lusitania in many respects. Just a sensational cigar that should have been offered like the Libertador in boxes of 10, then they might have flown off the shelves. I grabbed 2 boxes of RA Gigantes but while hood these need many years of rest. Hopefully tabacuba won't axe them as well. While I smoke many Shorts, Juniors and PC cigars, I feel that warm weather without too much humidity makes smoking these longer offering so enjoyable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Review - H Upman Connoisseur A

    Nice review. I like the honest factor. I was really having a hard time choosing these over the more pricy CORO, but when the price dropped just a bit I decided to grab a box and a 15 (5x3) packs of the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2. I have the Cohiba Genios Maduro 5, and while many that don't smoke a number of NC sticks haven't had many kind words, I appreciate their taste and construction. I do miss the days of more simplistic bands but counterfeiters have closed that door. It's happened in the wines and spirits world as well. You just have to know and trust from who you buy from. Provenance is so important these days. Thanks for swinging me in the direction of buying these. I enjoyed the Mag 50, but not as much as I had hoped. Perhaps a few more years on them will vastly improve their outcome. I relate Mag 50s with aged Oliva V Melanio, but with much more smoothness as Nica tobacco tends to be darker even on their best selections. Have you tried Illusione Epernay. To me these seem the closest cigar stylistically and taste-wise to any Habano and while quite pricey they are a very nice cigar but need a proper 2-3 years of box aging. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. H. upmann, which one?

    Sometimes ha años are a crap shoot. I would like to try the Connoisseur but it's stuck behind several others. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. There is much written that should never be published. Two recent internet people with followings are Janes Suckling, his wine reviews have been terrible for years, and now he's a great cigar predicting guru and his compadre at the Havana insider. I just don't get it, but apparently the world is open to suggestion. A great example is reading reviews on any herbal supplements regardless of who ever makes or sells them. The reviews are like religious testimonial and have no basis in reality. Life is subjective and the placebo effect is one if life's most bizarre things to try and grasp. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Steph Curry and that Cigar

    I drive through Southern Ontario at times and I've lived next to BC twice in my life and it blows my mind that smoking cigars is demonized so much but that legalized prostitution, heroin shooting galleries and the like are okay in places. WTF? I hate that cigars get the same treatment as cigarettes and such. I was in a London, ON smoke shop and asked about a smoking lounge. This was a nice place, but the owner said that he had been forced to relocate and that he was watched way too much. He said my best bet was to light up in the parking lot and slowly drive the long stretch of the main drag and finish the cigar before hitting the highway. I get, but don't understand the excess liquor taxes and wine/booze control boards in each province but this is nuts. A champion or a regular guy shouldn't be publicly shamed or threatened with prison time/fines for enjoying a cigar outdoors ir on a businesses premises that exclusively sells tobacco. Will the have the information squads on the links in the near future? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. An empty cigar box with a 62rH boveda and have a large freezer bag sealing the box from the outside humidity of the house. This worked for me in Nicaragua these past two weeks. For a full box of PCs I didn't even need a boveda as I kept them in a cool wardrobe. Best of luck. Hot humid conditions are a tough thing to contend with but my solution worked well even at 94F with full humidity at night and 70rH most of the days. Dog days for sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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