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  1. Going to add one more crisis element to CC’s today. Fraud. Been going on forever of course but there are books, groups and yackety yack about it everywhere. I have always said, best thing about FOH and this level of collecting is we do not discuss this common shite. A more common question might be was EDRMCS better in 2007 or 2009? Answer is 2008. Anybody got a couple to trade ? (Just saying not asking). Also love trivia questions. CB
  2. Great discussion you guys. Thanks! Reminds me also about way way back in 2011-12 when RAExtras came out. Guys absolutely hated them. To this day this is my favourite cigar lol. Tiny example but hey lol. The rest period of cigars can trick us sometimes. And also the disaster of CC’s in 1999 or so? Feel free to elaborate and correct me on that. But many cigars were so bad you could not smoke them. Wines have this too right? CB
  3. Thanks for your clarification @NSXCIGAR and as I said, I do not propose to have to the knowledge guys like you do. The various writers on Halfwheel have opinions as do other writers around the world. Check this one and ignore if you think it is BS. I only read it to find a paragraph or two to explain why stores have no stock and why prices will go through the roof. CB
  4. I write a weekly newsletter for this tiny town cigar club where I live. I do not proclaim to have any more knowledge than you wonderful fellow collectors. I am only thankful for teaching me all about this shite for over a decade ok? In this newsletter I wanted to explain why cigars, especially here in Canada were either nowhere, or outrageous in price. Dig this, a quote I found online on Halfwheel: “Getting information out of Cuba is a tough task, but if I had to guess the reasons for the shortage are numerous and include: Habanos S.A.’s general inability to supply the demand for Cuban cigars pre-pandemic, the increased demand for cigars in the post-COVID-19 world, the aforementioned issues with workforces at cigar factories, poor harvests in previous years, and the increased civil unrest in Cuba in 2021.” I will now hold Cohiba and Montecristo cigars with my cold dead hands until the price returns to normal. Other vintage ones guys can fight over on Bond Roberts. It’s fun. The end. Hugs and Kisses, CB
  5. So here’s me standing in front of my 6 foot tall wine fridge. Not smoking the LE Genios. Auction. Vintage Piramides? Auction. A couple of other full vintage untouched ones, auction. Yeah ok. But partial boxes of anything else that even smells loveyCOdovey to me are for Mrs & Mr Beaver’s dead hands unless you say the magic code word: Trevor. CB
  6. That bottle of Balvenie is going to live at my house on Tuesday by the way. Just sayin’.🥰 Thank you @mtd057 ! CB
  7. We had the best time with you guys today! Thank you SO MUCH for welcoming us to that fabulous cigar lounge, filling us with beer and great trading cigars all afternoon. And now… join us! ^Mr & Mrs CB This event continued to show why FOH has been such a vital part of our cigar collection worldwide… since 2011. Thank you FOH! CB
  8. So excited to meet all FOH VIPs. Is there an update on lunch details? If this passed and will just combine with the glorious afternoon, terrific. If it is still a go, just wanted to double check. Yay! Lisa & Matthew
  9. Ok I can now say I have heard it all. A cigar that blew a “Cuban twang”[email protected] You are worth the trip to FOH any day of the week. Oh shite. Then I realized it wasn’t you that said it. Oh well. CB
  10. I would have to say the PSD4, with some age, maybe a year or 2, would let anyone relax and enjoy themselves. The price would not be killer and all at the table would look gooood. Then say, get bottles of Innis & Gunn beer to match. Wild day🥸 CB
  11. Thank you x 1000! Rest assured that we pay for our drink as from out of town so don’t bring any food or drink lololol! It is only our thrill to meet you all and have a cigar or two in back pockets🥸 Sharing photos after will make us the envy of FOH! CB
  12. This sounds just fantastic. And cigar trading is my favorite activity! I have been a member here since 2011 and this is my cave: Cigar on the right is what we smoked yesterday. Only been to IR a ton of times lolol. CB
  13. Honoured and appreciated brother! Matthew and I are so happy to meet everyone!
  14. Sounds great and thanks so much! There will be two of us I just learned. Lisa & Matthew, Mr & Mrs Beaver! CB
  15. Wow! This is so exciting. And Chicago is my favorite city in the USA. Been trying to reach Richard at IW to see what is going on there re ventilation etc but no reply. Do you have a particular spot to suggest for a lunch plus afternoon herf? We have reservations for dinner every night. CB
  16. Wow I see an FOH herf on May 1st in the future, lads! 🍺😃 CB @jakebarnes @inter4alia @mtd057 @canadianbeaver
  17. Both sound great. Let’s keep in touch. Will give my friend a call at IR and see if he is still there. CB
  18. This time will be in my favorite American city, Chicago. Arriving April 30 but we have plans that day. Iwan Ries lounge rocks for us but outside somewhere might be better? Available during the day while Mr Beaver is in work meetings. Our hotel is downtown. My name on Facebook is Lisa Rotenberg (in real life too) if you want to message there. Cheers! CB
  19. At the airport this morning after a wonderful trip heading home. We found this magic cigar place in San Clemente.
  20. Are you here? We will be around and love meeting up with FOH for a cigar. We have met members all over the world since 2011. Cheers! CB
  21. We smoke a nice cigar together everyday. He likes Cohiba. I am Ramon Allones. Difference is he likes wine, I like whiskey. But then in whiskies, he likes Scotch, I like bourbon. In Scotch, I call him Peat. I prefer Speyside. It is always interesting😎 CB
  22. My beef about NC’s was always they do not change much in smoking experience during 1/3, 2/3, 3/3. When I joined forums in 2010 there was often a guns section and fighting about non-cigar shite. A trade or two brought me here. Civilized and in person events too. Another thing that turned us cc was the B&M in our neighbourhood sold lovely cigars. Even with Canadian taxes, I could read about one here and go get it. I tried connecting with Reddit but it did not work. OLH, however is still my daily visit today. CB

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