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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LI

6 Jul 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.

CAO America1) In September we told you about one devastating effect of the statewide smoking ban Colorado legislators passed last summer: Many bars lost up to 80 percent of their income. But special interest groups in the Rocky Mountain State are still not satisfied. Now anti-tobacco fascists like the American Cancer Society have the law’s exemption for cigar bars in their sights. If regular bars in Colorado lost four fifths of their revenue, what will happen to the establishments whose primary draw is smoking?

2) If you’re in the market for a new house, you might want to consider the $20 million Tampa Bay area mansion that former NBA player Matt Geiger has up for sale. Forget the helipad he wants to install, or the hot tubs and pizza oven already in the 28,000 square foot home. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Geiger’s place has a cigar room. No word yet on what’s in his humidor.

3) To celebrate Independence Day, CAO is announcing the introduction of the CAO America. These new cigars follow the highly successful Italia and Brazilia lines, and each one features a Connecticut wrapper, a Brazilian binder, and a filler blending Nicaraguan, American, Italian, and Dominican tobaccos.

4) Around the Blogs: Cigar Jack smokes a Oliva Serie V Figurado. Stogie Review reviews the Famous Dominican 2000. Keepers of the Flame lights up a La Aurora Preferidos Robusto. Other cigar bloggers were too busy smoking cigars to review anything.

5) Deal of the Week: July 4 may have come and passed, but Tinderbox’s Independence Day Sampler is still going strong. Featuring 20 cigars for $50, this deal has tough-to-find stogies like the box-pressed 601 Don Pepin Garcia, as well as other fine cigars from Leon Jimenes, La Aurora, and La Fontana. Grab yours here.

The Stogie Guys

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3 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LI”

  1. Mac and Nudo Friday, July 6, 2007 at 10:07 am #

    In all fairness, the double Connecticut wrapper is also from the U.S. I find it interesting that CAO is advertising a cigar with such a wrapper as "full."

    But you've got to give them props on the vitola names: Potomac, Monument, and Landmark.

  2. Carmella Friday, July 6, 2007 at 3:01 pm #

    I like how CAO throws some U.S. filler tobacco into their new line to make it “American.”

    Interesting concept, though. I’ll try to pick up a few.

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