jfields

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  1. Anyone know anything more about when Habanos plans to release these?
  2. I bought rare vintage cigars from a Spain vendor who stored “In his family’s cave at 60-62%.” This was about a year ago and the two boxes I bought reminded me exactly of the cigars I bought personally from Desmond Sautter of Mount Street London in 2006 not long before he retired. He stored them in the basement at around 60% and I remembered being surprised, but thinking I shouldn’t question because he’s cigar royalty. Right??!!?? Imagine my disappointment when I got home to the USA and the box of 80’s Vintage Davidoff No. 1’s, and handful of other old cigars I bought didn’t taste like the old classic Cuban tobacco I had experienced in the past. They were all flat and the oils had long dried up. Every cigar! Not just a couple of duds. This is the same exact thing I experienced with this Spain vendors cigars last year, and will be the last time I ever buy cigars that have been long term stores at such low RH. They eventually became “better” cigars in my humidor, but I doubt they will ever become the cigars they should/could have been. I’m comparing this to what I consider properly stored vintage cigars I’ve bought, or ones I’ve carefully aged myself for 12 + or so years at 67-70%. An honest question..... Could it be possible some of you that are naysaying @CigSid haven’t really had anything other to compare it to like my examples above? I’m definitely in his corner based on my personal experiences over the years. I will continue to long term store at 67-70% and dry box at 60-62%.
  3. LOL! Showing these babies off everywhere, aren't we.
  4. Welcome Bruce! Good to see your presence here!
  5. » » There are two places I would recommend in the District. » » » » Shelly's Backroom Restaurant and Bar is a cigar bar (one of two that I » » know of) located on F Street North West between 13th and 14th Streets » » North West in Washington, DC. » » » » The Bacon Blue Cheese Burger is a must! » » » » The other place is W. Curtis Drapers Tobacconist located on 14th Street » » North West between F and G Streets North West! » » I prefer the cuban pork sandwich and rosemary fries :-D Now you went and ruined me Mark................MMMMMMM! Cuban Pork Sandwich!
  6. I don't know Tim, those look like some awfully scary mugs I saw in those photos.
  7. So, you've been lurking here for two years. No wonder I can never find the Cuban Cigars I am looking for.;-)
  8. » I've been looking at this site off and on for awhile. Just thought I would » join up. I hope to learn a little more about Cuban cigars. There seems to » be a few familiar faces here. Hey Vinh. It's good to see you here brother.
  9. Welcome from Central Virginia. Doing any of your collecting in the London area? If so, from whom? Cheers!
  10. Hey Matt, Good to see you here brother. I'm starting to see more and more familiar faces.
  11. I don't know who was calling the plays in the second half yesterday. That was just too painful.
  12. Hey brother, good to see you here! I was wondering how long it would take you..:-D
  13. » Most “newbies” who seek sources for genuine Habanos are concerned about » getting burned, or receiving fakes. A very nice and informative post. I wish I had stumbled across a thread like this when I first started my venture into Online Vendors. I too was impatient being used to instant gratification. Thinking I knew it all, I bought several thousands of dollars of fakes from shady vendors. Wilkey now has the majority of them, and I am waiting for him to do his write ups. Hopefully, if this saves one "Newbie" the same heartbreak, my loss and Wilkeys sluething will be rewarded. It's a war out there when it comes to finding an honest trustworthy vendor.
  14. » » Once she is working again, we plan to build a home with a three car » garage and a lift. » » » Dont forget the Walk-in Humidor! Heh! We already talked to a builder (Beazer). They will incorporate it into the wine room. Now just for the moolah part.;-)
  15. » I am a Porsche fanatic and belong to PCA Midwest. What model are you » restoring? They are all great! I have three and sold one which was a » mistake! Need a bigger garage! :-( JD, I have a Pre A Cabriolet (not a Speedster) that I picked up from Michigan a few years ago. My wife found out she was pregnant (suprise) soon after I got back with it. She quit a well paying job to be a stay at home mom until the little girl goes to school. Needless to say the Porsche budget suffered and halted. I am putting her through college now to get her RN. She is on track to enter the work force again right about the time the little one goes to kindergarten. I have started to do research, and have bought a few small parts here and there. Just like cigars, there is so much to know. Once she is working again, we plan to build a home with a three car garage and a lift. The Porsche becomes a priority again then. She was just telling me how good I have been about it, and that she has not forgotten our deal. It's a 1954 production. serial #6o 423 Everthing is pretty much there, except unfortunately, a volkwagen engine was installed after the original owner burned up the engine in the 70's. So that's going to be a hurdle I suppose. John
  16. » » » Quick question: Is there a way to do a multi reply to more than one » post » » at the same time? » » » » Yes, but it's a little tiresome: » » 1/ Click REPLY and reply to the message as usual. Dont submit. » » 2/ Hold CTRL and press A, release A and while still holding CTRL press » C. » » You have now copied the message and your reply to the clipboard. » » 3/ Go back to the thread and click on reply for the next message you » want » » to reply to. » » 4/ In the reply field, go to the beginning of the window and hold CTRL » and » » press V. This will paste your previous message and reply in front of » the » » current message. Now reply to the next message. » » 5/ Repeat as necessary depending on how many messages you want to reply » » to. » Wow! That does sound like a lot of work to save just a little bandwidth. » LOL! Thanks for the welcome, by the way.
  17. » » Quick question: Is there a way to do a multi reply to more than one post » at the same time? » » Yes, but it's a little tiresome: » 1/ Click REPLY and reply to the message as usual. Dont submit. » 2/ Hold CTRL and press A, release A and while still holding CTRL press C. » You have now copied the message and your reply to the clipboard. » 3/ Go back to the thread and click on reply for the next message you want » to reply to. » 4/ In the reply field, go to the beginning of the window and hold CTRL and » press V. This will paste your previous message and reply in front of the » current message. Now reply to the next message. » 5/ Repeat as necessary depending on how many messages you want to reply » to. Wow! That does sound like a lot of work to save just a little bandwidth. LOL!
  18. » Welcome John! Would love to know more about your winemaking and if your » wife has a sister that we could fix up with Ken ;-) Sure! I'd love to tell you about it. Maybe I could send you a bottle for an honest opinion. I have a Luna Rossa Red that I vinted around Christmas 06 that seems to have mellowed quite nicely as of late. It has a nice smooth oak finish that has developed. Maybe you could get together with.......(Can't think of your reviewers name at the moment)..... and do a review. Just have a back up in case it's not up to your standards. And yes! My wife does have a sister, but what do you have against Ken? Quick question: Is there a way to do a multi reply to more than one post at the same time?
  19. » The first stop is usually » » over to see Desmond Sautters shop on Mount Street to find some » aged/rare » » goodies. » » Hi John and welcome. I work just along from Mount Street and the store. » Ironically Des had to put up a notice in the shop after the new law on » smoking in the UK stating: » No Smoking. It is against the Law to smoke on these premises. » » Mel39 Hello Mel, I don't know wether to think that is funny, or sad. Mostly sad I think. I did not get to make it over the last time with my wife to see Desi. But, she did all right suprising me all on her own. She bought me a box (5) of 80's Davidoff #1's, 50's Dunhill Habanas Cabanas, 60's Don Candido, and a few other treasures. Yep, she's a keeper. Thanks for the warm welcome from all. Looks like a very friendly, informative place here.
  20. Nice review and pictures Marc. I still have to get me one of those ashtrays. BTW... Where's the pictures with your legs in it?
  21. I have been lurking here long enough that I felt I needed to introduce myself properly before making any post in the threads. My name is John and I live in the Central Virginia area not too far outside of DC. I love learning everything I can about cigars, ISOM's and NC's. It was about a year ago that I learned how helpful a forum like this can be. Beats CA magazine hands down. My taste gravitate towards fuller body smokes these days, as I just kicked the Macanudo habit about two years ago. I like Cohiba, Partagas, El Rey Del Mundo, Punch, etc. I like Fuente, Padron, Pepin, Tatuaje, etc. in NC's. I have a wife that supports my passion in every way. She is from England, and when ever we go over to visit family..........The first stop is usually over to see Desmond Sautters shop on Mount Street to find some aged/rare goodies. She never even complains about the crummy exchange rates. I work in Public Saftey Fleet Management, and my hobbies include winemaking/collecting, hunting, fishing, camping, reading, restoring my Porsche, and of course cigars. I also think it's worth mentioning that I spent a stint in my younger years in the USMC. Best thing that ever happened to me, next to my wife and children. Hope to see you Botl/Sotl around to learn fom you, and hopefully, contribute (See some familiar faces already). Thanks for having me.

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