Erm310mce

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  1. I’ve been looking for R&J Petit Churchills for a long time, I don’t have many left and grown to really love these.
  2. It’s been a great run for 20 years as a Pats fan with Tom. So many great memories… hard to pick one, but I’ll go with the 28-3 comeback against Atlanta. How many times do people count him out and he comes back. So many praying for his failure, so many times he comes out on the right side. The best of all time by far.
  3. Earlier this week I had a 2007 Por Larranaga RE Robusto, it was a top cigar for me this year… can’t wait for another tomorrow.
  4. Dang…. This is why I hate competitive golf. Golf for me is fun and an excuse to smoke great cigars and be outside. I’m around a ten handicap, some weekends I shoot 77, some weekends 85… who knows what’s coming. I don’t practice enough nor do I really care enough, I just enjoy my time outside and thankful that I have a wife who encourages me to take time for myself. One of my friends invited me to his club, this club had a PGA event end a day prior and the viewing stands were still up around the course. We get to the tee box and one member was hell bent on a money match. I declined nicely.. they all pressed, I finally said that I would do whatever. We settled on a $20 Nassau… so not that much… until we started pressing. We didn’t play the tiger tees but the course was still tough. Lightning fast greens, thick tall rough… really amazing shape. I played so well… fairways and greens, par after par. I dealt with the comments the whole match, “you brought a ringer… sandbagger… a 10, give me a break.” needless to say… after the presses they owed money. On 18, I took my hat off and said “Gents, I don’t want your money, I didn’t even want to bet, but I’m happy to buy you a beer.” They left without paying and my buddy started to lay into them until I stopped him. I had great cigars, on a beautiful day, on a great golf course, played incredibly well and I couldn’t care less about them. Find better people to play with mate… sometimes that means a better course too Life is short and as my Dad would tell me, the game of golf always brings out the man you are.
  5. Great review Gents, I had a box with same code, rosado wrappers.... long gone they were exceptional.
  6. Great review.... sadly mine are all gone and I appreciate the trip down memory lane.
  7. I’m so sorry for your loss Rob, Lisa and Diana. My deepest condolences
  8. I do man, I actually had one this morning on the golf course. They are still awesome. How about you?
  9. Correct.... tough to import a bunch of Nebbiolo from Piemonte to press ? Hey Brutus! Long time brother, how you been? My dad and I have talked about this and maybe we will give it a go this year. It is certainly easier than using the big press and crushing. I’m glad to hear you are having success doing it.
  10. Hey Kitchen, been making homemade wine with my family all my life. Started in Italy and here in the states still with my Dad. Is it worth it? Absolutely, I spend time with my Dad. We have made a medium investment in barrels, a press, glass etc. once a year a bunch of us pay into a full truck from California. We chose what variety we want, lots around here like to make Zinfandel but plenty of guys like blends, cab, pinot etc. You may have luck finding distribution through a local hobby store that sells beer, wine accessories etc. otherwise we have a state fruit distribution center that in early October is set up for people to drive in and buy bushels from California. Its certainly not easy and.... if you are expecting amazing wines off the bat it’s probably not going to happen. If you can be light and not get caught up in the pretentious world of wine, just have fun, you can make really enjoyable wines. I have a cellar of barolos, chateauneufs, barbarescos... and certainly I’m under no delusion that my wine is anywhere in the same world of Clerico or Conterno... haha I'm having fun with my dad carrying on family tradition. Good luck, it is a lot of work so if you go for it, go all in.
  11. Great review, thanks for writing. These were also a great surprise for me too, I can’t believe I waited so long to try one... then motored through the whole box
  12. I’m a fan of RASS. They have always been a very solid cigar for me, like all some are better than others but I’ve enjoyed them over the years. the best runs (in general) I can remember for my taste: Magical TEB codes from ‘07-‘08. There was a sweetness to them that I still dream about. MUR ‘13 cabs were great for me and the latest ‘19s have been really fabulous I’ve had great ones, fabulous ones, ok ones and lousy ones....
  13. Partagas Maduro 1 RUM JUN 19 Been in my humidor for 100 plus days... first attempt, fabulous. what a great smoke, no aging necessary. I’m reaching for one everyday. wondering why I waited so long to try this release. Look forward to the next box.
  14. As a young musician Rush was by far my biggest influence neil’s playing taught me about how melodic a drummer could be while also driving the power behind the trio. he was simply incredible. Rest in peace Professor
  15. Partagas P1 Jars.... wish I bought so many more TEB 07-08 RASS... loved them... gone all to fast 2010 Behike 52s.... down to my last

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