October Is Here: Berger & Argenti, Chateau Real and Macanudo Contest Winners!

It’s autumn here in south-east PA, and the evenings are getting shorter.  This time of year I tend to gravitate toward maduro cigars more, not sure why that is, I just do.  I have my winter stock of smaller, maduro cigars in half of a box of Chateau Real Small Clubs and three quarters of a box of Hoyo de Monterrey Sabrosos all ready for the cold winter walks.  I have a severe dislike for fall and winter, so next spring can’t come soon enough.


Earlier this week I had a yen for a Berger & Argenti cigar, so I grabbed a Classico Belicoso that I received at the IPCPR show.  This one wasn’t quite as tasty as the Mooch Schnorr, but it was still very nice, and for some reason the 5¾” x 50 belicoso shape felt very elegant in the hand.  I know, that sounds a little un-manly, but it’s seemed like it would feel just right while wearing a tuxedo, and what’s more man;y than a tux.  I don’t know where that while line of thought came from, but it did, and there it is.  As I said, this was a very tasty smoke and burned nicely.  I have enjoyed the heck out of the recent samplings from Berger & Argenti.  I’ve still got some Mooch maduros and Entubar Quad Maduros to look forward to.  The Entubar is a very good candidate for my annual Halloween cigar.


Friday evening I just wanted something good and familiar, that I wouldn’t have to think about much, so I grabbed a Chateau Real Maduro Gran Cru Perfecto from my dwindling supply.  I love the Mexican maduro wrapper on this cigar. I don’t think they are making the Chateau Real in maduro any more which is a shame, I guess I didn’t buy enough of them to keep them in production.  It’s a nice, medium cigar that always hits me right, always draws well and burns straight, and I will be sad when these are gone!  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the Claro version of this cigar, but it’s quite a bit different with the maduro wrapper.   Thinking about it makes me want another!  Will power….


I need to select a pair of winners.  The Macanudo Millionaire contest closed last week, so I hope everyone got their entries in.  These Macanudo four packs are quite unique in that the cigars are all 6 x 60 versions of  the regular line, the maduro, the 1968 and the Crü Royale.  So, the winners, as selected at random using the random number generator at Random.org.  The numbers generated were 1 and 6, which correspond to kekoa kai and Kyle!  Congrats gentlemen!  Make sure you get in touch with me with your contact info so I can send out your prize!


That’s all I have for now, until the next time,







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