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    Good food, good drinks, good cigars. Guitar nerd, Flat sixes. Big fish. Travel. Real estate.

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  1. Agree with the above, and while I generally prefer Armagnac, I’ve found that Remy 1738 is a happy medium between the VSOP and XO grade cognacs. Readily available and reasonably priced for the quality.
  2. Was finally able to source some Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz here in the states, will crack that tonight before a big dinner. Golf and house chores tomorrow, F1 and a little work on Sunday. Trying to get ahead of things before a long holiday weekend up in the mountains next week. 100 degrees and humid here all weekend so I think I’ll be packing/planning out my cigars for the mountains vice trying to smoke them in this heat…
  3. If you like heat these are hard to beat
  4. For me, I try to pair secondary notes in the cigar to primary notes in the drink. Primary to primary tends to drown everything else out. EG: Monte with a citrus/orange twang, go for Grand Marnier or maybe a martini with orange bitters. BBF with Irish coffee always brings out the creamier side of the cigar alongside the leather. Totally different flavors tend to be high risk and that’s not what I’m looking for in a relaxing night after work. Imperfect, but it’s fun to try and get the right combos.
  5. While on the subject of logic and the application of data we have so far: those who dismiss the early reports of 99% vaccine efficacy because of the rise of delta variant transmission recently should also be dismissing the early data around young people being largely safe from serious cases. % of hospitalized COVID patients below 60 years old has been rising significantly with the spread of Delta. Can’t dismiss early data that is inconvenient to your case and bear hug early data that you feel supports your position.
  6. As a manager I am responsible for the health and safety of my employees when they are at work. I’m also fortunate to have friends who are much smarter than I am. Doctors, nurses, a few PhD’s (including virology). They are much better equipped than I am to assess the current covid threat and the the data around vaccine efficacy and their opinions were identical - the evidence in favor of vaccination exponentially outweighs the evidence against. Ergo, for us, if you want to come into the office you need to be vaccinated. If you don’t want the shot and have a job that can’t be done remotely
  7. I usually go with a dry rub instead of a marinade. Ancho chili, cumin, coriander, salt, brown sugar, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Coat it with twice as much as you think you need and let it sit for a bit to dry. To me getting these things tender is more about temp and how you slice it than how you season or marinate it. I usually cook between medium rare and medium and slice super thin against and across the grain. If you cook it rare or slice it in the wrong direction it will be chewy no matter what.
  8. I have a 54 from singles that I haven’t tried yet but I’ve enjoyed the 50’s. All that I’ve had have varied from pleasant to quite good. Bread, occasional citrus or cream, a little bit of tang. If you don’t like light bodied cigars or petit robustos you won’t like it, but if you don’t like those two attributes I’m not sure why you’d have one in the first place.
  9. Nice little monte 4 to go with the Open and some unusually low humidity for July
  10. Part of my core rotation and the recent ones I’ve had from 19 & 20 have been good (although mostly smoking 15 & 16 boxes at the moment). I think the consistency is part of why they don’t get talked about a ton. Always good, rarely great, never bad enough for a rant.
  11. Great tribute and terribly sorry for your loss. Will toast to his memory tonight. Life is too damn short,
  12. @NSXCIGAR this makes sense and tells me I need to work through some more R&J lines. I generally prefer the WC because for me it has been the most consistent. A great original Churchill is better, but it feels like I’ve had more bad examples than I should have.
  13. Not to be confused with your preferences in finding a date (that’s a whole different poll), which of these is your current favorite and why? Blend, quality, price, size, experience, etc. whatever you value most.
  14. William Manchester’s Churchill series is one of my all-time favorites. Fantastic author.
  15. @Ken Gargett a fiction follow-up will definitely be in order

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