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Don't Buy Fake Cigars!

We felt the need to warn our friends and customers about the dangers of counterfeit Cuban Cigars so we made a video about why they should be avoided. We also wrote a thing. Check it out below. In America we cannot buy Cuban cigars. Yes, this is in fact still the case. Because of their contraband nature Habanos have achieved an almost mythic status in the USA. You always want that which you cannot have. Or something like that. Of course, anywhere else on planet Earth Cuban cigars are perfectly legal and available for sale. Americans are given to buying Cubans when they find themselves in foreign lands. These same Americans are typically unfamiliar with these cigars as they are...

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The Third Opinion - AVO Syncro Fogata

This is a companion piece to Winston's Tasting Notes – AVO Syncro Fogata.   Sam and Sammy have both had their shot with the Fogata. Now it's my turn. I elected to smoke the toro, a 6x54, which I punched and paired with ice water. This cigar was smoked indoors at Winston's lounge. The wrapper itself is lightly spicy on the tongue with the barest hint of salt. Cold drawing suggests dried fruit but only faintly. The pre-light experience of the Fogata does the work of preparing your palette for the smoke. The salt and spice of the wrapper opens up your taste buds. The subtle flavor of the cold draw draws you into focus. You are now ready to...

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Winston’s Tasting Notes—AVO Syncro Fogata

Welcome to this edition of Winston’s Tasting Notes covering the newest line from AVO Cigars.  This new cigar is the AVO Syncro Fogata.  Sam and Sammy sat down and both smoked a robusto in this blend.  Be sure to watch the video and see their tasting notes below. AVO Syncro Fogata The Fogata is a new addition to last year’s Syncro line. The Syncros are the first AVO cigars to feature Nicaraguan tobacco. The idea behind these lines is to create cigars using both Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. Playing them off of each other in an interesting and balanced way.  The tobaccos are in sync with each other.  You can see where the Syncro name came from.  Last year’s Syncro...

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Winston’s Tasting Note—Casa Cuba from Arturo Fuente

Winston’s Tasting Note—Casa Cuba from Arturo Fuente Howdy folks and welcome to this edition of Winston’s Tasting Notes! In this edition we are smoking the Casa Cuba from Arturo Fuente. Be sure to watch the video and see our notes below for more information. Casa Cuba Excluding line extensions, the Casa Cuba is the first truly new line and blend from Fuente in well over a decade. That is not to say that this is a company that rests on its laurels. The Fuentes are always experimenting, blending and pushing the envelope but most of the time the new products are sold and branded by another company. Look at the Ashton Symmetry for an example. The Symmetry is the first cigar...

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Winston’s Tasting Notes—Flor De Las Antillas Toro

Welcome to this edition of Winston’s Tasting Notes. We are joined for this episode by a very special guest, Sammy’s father. Since this is a father and son review we thought it would be fitting to smoke a stick from My Father Cigars. We are rather clever and funny here at Winston’s.Watch the video review and see Sam and Sammy’s notes below. Flor De Las Antillas My Father Cigars is the company of the Garcia Family. The patriarch Don Peppin, the father in My Father, has been in the cigar business all of his life. He started out in his home country of Cuba and that is where the name for this cigar comes from. The chain of islands that...

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