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Site News: Five Most Popular Articles of 2010

30 Dec 2010

In 2010, published over 350 original articles. Each was viewed hundreds, if not thousands of times. Below you’ll find a list of the five most-viewed articles of 2010 followed by a brief quote:

5. Stogie Reviews: Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R 52

“All in all, while the Sungrown Magnum R is not the most interesting smoke from Fuente, it does provide a pleasant flavor profile—albeit not as lively as some of my favorite Fuente smokes. And it does so at the very reasonable price of under $7. That combination earns the Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R 52 a rating of three and a half stogies out of five.”

4. Stogie Reviews: La Aurora 107 Robusto

“I maintain that La Aurora is an underrated cigar maker. Headed by Guillermo León and José Blanco, La Aurora doesn’t chase trends, but seems to produce solid, tasty smokes year after year, with Preferidos and Cien Años as classic examples…La Aurora 107 has a lot to offer. Given some aging time I think it might turn out even better. Even so, right now the La Aurora 107 Robusto earns a rating of three and a half stogies out of five.”

3. Stogie News: Premier Cigar Lounge to Open in Alexandria

“CXIII Rex will have all the amenities of traditional cigar lounges, including a well-stocked walk-in humidor, a selection of top libations and small-batch wines, ample seating, wireless internet, private humidor lockers, and the like. But this club, slated to open in late March, will also feature more luxurious accommodations…While all these amenities are fantastic, the club’s finest asset will be the 19th century building in which it resides…Currently under construction in a building adjacent to Landini Brothers, it is an impressive space with ample character and charm. It was only on a behind-the-scenes tour that I got a sense of the size and scope of the future multi-level club, which is complete with a dramatic staircase and a layout built for privacy, comfort, and flow.”

2. Stogie Reviews: Drew Estate Liga Privada Flying Pig

“The unique shape was chosen by Steve Saka from a picture of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size selection case. The Flying Pig features more ligero than the [Liga Privada] No. 9 but the same Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. The changes in the blend give the Flying Pig more strength than the No. 9, and a slightly sweeter flavor profile…The cigar yields plenty of creamy smoke with initial flavors of leather, earth, and some sweetness…Overall, I am very impressed with the Flying Pig. The flavors are interesting and blended well…All of these factors combine to earn the Liga Privada Flying Pig four stogies out of five.”

1. Stogie Tips: Build a Temperature Controlled Humidor

“Living in Florida, I was looking for a storage option that would help me control the temperature during the summer months without breaking the bank…After all that work, my cigars now have a nice, custom-looking, temperature-controlled home for a fraction of the cost of the Avallo unit. The temperature stays between 66 and 68 degrees all the time and the humidity is right at 65%. About once every two months I have to put a dish with a little distilled water in the unit to recharge the beads. Other than that, it’s maintenance-free.”

So there you have them, the five most trafficked articles of 2010, as chosen by our readers. All five posts come from the first four months of the year, at least partially a reflection of the fact that they’ve been around the longest for visitors to read. Also, only articles written in 2010 are on the list, even though a few posts (such as our review of the CAO La Traviata or tip on the salt calibration test) from previous years would have made the list if all previous years were included.

Got a favorite post of your own from the last year, or a topic you want covered in 2011? Let us know in the comments.

Patrick S

photo credit: Stogie Guys

2 Responses to “Site News: Five Most Popular Articles of 2010”

  1. Tweak Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Interesting to see that an article about how to build your own temperature-controlled humidor is the most read article of the year. I wonder if that isn't a function of the economy.

    Even serious cigar collectors (the kind who would have their own temperature-controlled humidor capable of holding a dozen boxes) seem to be wanting to save a few bucks in this tough economy.

  2. Todd Friday, December 31, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    Thanks for a year of great posts.