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  1. Just giving this a bump hoping someone will chime in.
  2. Just got back from Israel and got a good recommendation for a cigar stor in Tel Aviv, now i'm off to Caen France Saturday for 11 days. Anybody have any recommendations for a few good cigar places in the area to enjoy a smoke and pick up a few boxes to take home. Thanks,
  3. Excellent I'll give Freddie's a try. Thanks so much.
  4. I'm in Israel this week and I was wondering if anybody knows of any good cigar shops in the area I can visit and pick up a few cigars. I'm staying in Netanya and working in Caesarea. Netanya is about 30 minutes from Tel Aviv. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
  5. Great review thanks for sharing. I smoked one last night as well. Mine was slightly over a year old. Very well constructed with an excellent burn all the way thru. Although still young very complex, I determined that this cigar is going to age really really well. They are down for at least a couple of years but really looking forward to what they become. I'm hoping I can forget about them.
  6. There was no real surprises in Robs list for me. I'm don't think I would have guess all of those listed, but when I saw the list I was like Ya that looks right.
  7. Disagree with this on so many levels. But that's just my take. But today IMO is most definitely not better musically or artistically, and questionably culturally. Medical and technology has certainly advanced or gotten better. But it can be debated that lots of modern technology is contributing to a downfall in society and culture. And some medical technology is keeping people alive much longer than they should be from a quality of life perspective.
  8. Not much of a Dylan fan, his voice sounds like an annoying whining preteen in a restaurant. But you can't argue that he was one of the most significant influential artists of early rock and roll. His lyrics and song writing are amongst the best in and era of the best.
  9. Agree that demand will most likely double over night. I suspect, and robs observation seems to confirm that Cuba will not be ready for it. IMO prices will skyrocket, quality goes to sh$t for at least the short term. Maybe American interests try and move in and aquire the industry. With all that in mind I think that what might be in our favor (present CC appreciators) is that Americans have become an instant gratification society, the upspike in demand by the millions of casual smokers is going to be short lived. These people are not going to have the patience to age cigars, one, two, or five years. After the initial wave your going to hear people saying "I don't under stand what the big deal is with Cubans" the fact is many young Cubans are not as good as aged NCs. Also the inconsistency in quality of Cubans is not going to improve during this period. Many of the serious Connoisseurs are already buying Cubans and understand the process. The golfer, out with the guys at a bar, backyard outing, type of smoker, which is a huge buyer base is going to lose interest quite quickly. These people are not going to want to drop $18-20 on a cigar that was rolled last month and smokes like a ****. So I think there is going to be a huge spike and all our fears will be realized but it's going to be short term. Will there be a larger market no doubt, but I bet it settles at much much less than the initial bump.
  10. Couldn't be more wrong IMO. There has never been an era and probably will never again be an era withso many excellent band and song writers. This was an era of change, a culture revolution was going on world wide. For the 1st time the younger generation was questioning authority and the regimented lifestyles and family structure that everybody was molded into. Government was being question, Vietnam was being protested. The young generation was visualizing a different world, the song writing reflected that. The fabric and structure of the present day society was being questioned. Music and song writing reflected all of this. There is no era in music that has even come close.
  11. Red wines: I think red wines pair nicely with cigars. Cab or Merlot with a Partagas, Trinadad Zinfandel with a Cohiba or h. Upmann's, LGC White wines: not a fan Port wine: Partagas, Trinadad, Scotch/gin martini: H. Upmann's, LGC, San Cristobol, Trinadad, Partagas, Cohiba Water/vitamin water with all marcas Black coffee: Por Larranga, H. Upmann's, San cristobol, LGC
  12. Absolutely priceless no question about it. You'll have that all your life I bet. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
  13. Also if you can I would vacuum seal using one of those food sealers if you have one instead of the ziplock method. Just be careful when sealing you don't crash the boxes. I usually let it suck the air out and then manually press the seal button to seal it off. I don't let it go thru the whole sealing cycle. Everybody has there own method but I don't do the fridge for the day then room for the day thing. I freeze for 72 hrs. My freezer is -14 degree F then I pull out leave on counter until they defrost 1/2 day or so. Cut out of bag and put in humi. Let then come up to temp before breaking the vacuum seal so you don't get condensation.
  14. I be attached a photo of a chart a brother in another forum posted a few months back. It's a freezing schedule. I.E what temps for how long for killing beetles at various stages of their life. Hope it helps.
  15. I also freeze everything, doesn't harm or change the cigar in anyway and it s a nice piece of mind.

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