Welcome to the new home of the CigarCraig.com Blog!
Last night I took a trip up to Bethlehem, PA to the Cigars International Super Store where they were having an event featuring Sam Leccia. My friend Kyle, a former co-worker who used to join me for cigars at lunch on Fridays back in the mid-1990s came along with me. Sam is famous for his Nub and Cain cigars and was there doing some amazing cigar wrapping demonstration. I was amazed that he was cutting little pieces of various shades of leaf with his chaveta, and carefully applying them to the cigar. He then proceeded to make a pipe,but not just a cigar with a right angle bend in it, but with a bowl! It was amazing. Much to my surprise and delight, Sam presented me with one of these special cigars I’d watched him create! This cigar will occupy a special place in my humidor! Thank you Sam!
I picked up a couple of the Cain F, as well as a Habano and a Maduro and proceeded to light the Cain Maduro while watching Sam work his magic. The Cain Maduro 550 I smoked was a powerhouse! The San Andreas wrapper was quite tasty and if I hadn’t taken my time it may have gotten the better of me! It turned out to be a very nice evening.
I’ve decided to take the plunge into the world of Twitter. I can be found at http://www.twitter.com/cigarcraig. I have this blog set up to auto-tweet when a new article is posted, so follow me and I’ll try to tweet some interesting things from time to time.
It’s Valentines Day as I write this and my beautiful bride of 22 years surprised me with a 3 pack of CAO samplers!
Now on to the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the selection of the winner of the Drew Estate Cutter! As a side note, I am looking forward to receiving a package from John Brooke, the new PR/Media guy at Drew Estate, with some goodies from Steve Saka for future give-aways! There will be some SWEET stuff in the coming months! Major Thank-Yous to the folks at Drew Estate for their support! This month’s featured feline is Max. While Max didn’t exactly lay down on the winner, I think he was pretty clear who the winner was.
So “Patriot Geek”, please e-mail me with your contact info so I can get your prize out to you! Congrats!
That’s it for now. Please let me know how you like the new page and how I can improve upon it!
Until the next cigar,