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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XL

20 Apr 2007

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a selection of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

Lu Winslow sells ceramic roosters to grandmothers!1) A gift shop owner in Roseville, California is causing a stink over cigar smoke. Lu Winslow, who apparently sells high-end ceramic roosters and diaper bags (who buys this shit?!), this week complained to the Sacramento Bee that the cigar shop next door is making her and her customers sick. She says the smoke that somehow seeps in through the walls “eventually landed [her] at the emergency room with dreadful migraines and chest pains.” California’s restrictive statewide ban on smoking isn’t enough for Winslow, so she’s threatening to sue.

2) On Monday, Dayton Daily News’ Hall of Fame sports columnist Hal McCoy answered some reader questions. This was the first one:

Q: Can you smoke in the Arizona (Chase Field) ball park press box? — Bill, Villa Hills, Ky.

A: Only if I set myself on fire. As for smoking my beloved cigars, that’s a no-no in every major-league press box. That doesn’t stop me from sticking unlit ones in my mouth. Josh Hamilton loves to ask if he can use one of my Churchills to hit with in batting practice, “Because it’s bigger than my bats.”

3) A few companies – most notably CAO – have “Double Maduro” cigars, but here’s a new one: Camacho is releasing the first ever Triple Maduro cigar, consisting of a maduro wrapper, binder, and filler. If you’re a Maduro lover, we suggest you add this to your must-try list.

4) Deal of the Week: Last week’s original deal of the week sold out literally an hour after we posted it. Fortunately, new stock came in and now it’s back. It pretty much speaks for itself, so we’ll simply point out that for under $20 you get these nine cigars:

Don Pepin Garcia Black RobustoTinderbox Sampler
CAO Brazilia Gol
CAO MX2 Toro
Arturo Fuente Double Chateau
Hoyo Excalibur 1066 Dark Knight III
Onyx Reserve Toro
Padilla Habano Torpedo
Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970
Tinder Box La Reserva No. 2 Maduro

Grab them here before they sell out again.

The Stogie Guys

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3 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XL”

  1. Robby Friday, April 20, 2007 at 6:07 am #

    HAHAHA! Nice photo

  2. George E Friday, April 20, 2007 at 6:22 am #

    The story states that "Smoking is allowed in Old Havana because state labor code Section 6404.5 bans smoking in a business only if it has employees other than the owner." Doesn't the state also permit smoking in cigar shops? I know I enjoyed a cigar in a Studio City shop when I was out there a few months ago.

  3. Jeremy (Cigar Corner Friday, April 20, 2007 at 7:33 pm #

    I bet that lady knew what she was going to do. I wouldn't be surprised if she did this on purpose so she can get some money. Now, have you ever heard of anyone go into a smoke shop and have to be admitted into the emergency room for migraines and chest pains. I know I haven't. Also, how much damn smoke can leak through a wall.Normally, cigar shops have ventilating systems, ah this story just pisses me off.