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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XCII

18 Apr 2008

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.

1) According to the suicide note left by a German bartender, Germany’s new smoking ban was the reason that Uli Stegmeier killed himself. Newspaper reports say the bar owned by 60 year-old Stegmeier had seen a 20 percent drop off in customers since the ban went into effect. And this isn’t the first time that smoking bans have killed people.

Cigars for the Troops2) Matt Christiana of Matt’s Cigar Journal is participating in the Ride For Kids to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. By donating, you are entered in a drawing to win one of four boxes of cigars that includes a box of 32 Opus X Petit Lanceros. Find out more details here.

3) Inside the Industry: CAO announced this week that legendary classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will be headlining their party at the IPCPR (formerly the RTDA) trade show in Las Vegas in July. Altadis announced that they will be sending 50,000 cigars to the troops. To find out more about this good cause visit

4) Around the Blogs: Cigar Jack checks out the NUB Connecticut. Cigar Beat inspects a Troya Clasico LIV. Velvet Cigar smokes a Graycliff Crystal. Keepers of the Flame lights up a Fuente Anejo 48.

5) Deal of the Week: Cuban Crafters is celebrating(?) the passing of tax day by cutting prices on a number of cigars. Included are the Cabinet, Red Label, Cameroon, and White Label lines. See them all hereicon.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: CigarsForTheTroops

One Response to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XCII”

  1. furious Friday, April 18, 2008 at 7:04 am #

    I just ordered a box of Cuban Crafters White Label robustos. Can't wait to torch one especially since they are 1999 vintage filler.