Cigar Chat

CigarChat #7, sponsored by Tesa Cigars

August 21, 2010

Know it’s been a little while since I’ve done a #cigarchat event (you know, new job and all), but they’re back! The next chat, sponsored by Chicago-based Tesa Cigars, will be on Monday, September 27 from 7-9pm CST, and the cigar we’ll be smoking is the Tesa Cabinet 312. Once again, there will be a [...]

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CigarChat Cigar Review: CAO La Traviata Favorito

May 11, 2010

Thanks to all of you who participated in last night’s #cigarchat event, which was sponsored by CAO Cigars and Blue Havana cigar shop in Chicago. You can find a full transcript of the conversation here. Here are a few of your tasting notes from the chat (and if you don’t like that, here’s our full [...]

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Chicago Cigar Tweetup #2

April 30, 2010

The first ever Chicago Cigar Tweetup was such a success, we’ve decided to hold another! The Chicago Cigar Tweetup #2 will be over at Tesa Cigar Co. on Thursday, May 27 from 6-10pm. Our liquor sponsor will be Chicago’s own Salud Tequila Lounge, who will be sampling several of its featured mescals and tequilas. Tesa [...]

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CigarChat #6, Sponsored by CAO

April 25, 2010

We’ve been enjoying our #cigarchat events so much, we’ve been keeping them going with top-notch cigar brands showcasing their very latest offerings. Our next event, sponsored by CAO Cigars, will be on May 10, 2010 from 7:30-9:30pm CST, and we’ll be smoking the CAO La Traviata. Once again, there will be a few sticks — [...]

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CigarChat #5 announcement, and our sponsor: Jameson Cigars

February 18, 2010

For our last #cigarchat event back in January, we reviewed the Tesa Vintage Especial cigar by Tesa Cigars. This time around, we’re proud to announce the sponsor for our next #cigarchat: Jameson Cigars. The chat will be on March 1, 2010 from 7-9pm CST, and we’ll be smoking the Jameson Declaration. Like always, there will [...]

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CigarChat Cigar Review: Tesa Vintage Especial Torpedo

January 11, 2010

Here are your Twitter reviews from tonight’s #cigarchat event: 1. shiru54: The Vintage Especial form @TesaCigars is a mild smoke w/hints of leather and stronger cedar. mild throughout. # (Link) 2. shiru54: Didn’t heat up till nubby. ash was consistant, but feathery. prob due to me movin round too much. great for new smokers #cigarchat [...]

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Cigarchat #4 announcement, along with sponsor: Tesa Cigars

January 4, 2010

During our last #cigarchat event, we reviewed the Partagas Benji Menendez. It was mostly done via Twitter, but I gathered a small group of Chicagoans in my new favorite Chicago cigar shop, Tesa Cigars. In addition, I recently reviewed the Tesa Cabinet 312. With these in mind, it made sense to ask them to sponsor [...]

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What will you be smoking on Christmas?

December 21, 2009

Even though I’m Jewish, I think Christmas is one of the single best days to enjoy a stogie all year; you’re relaxing with your family, you’re watching football and you’re eating a ton of food. Cigar smoking just makes sense on Christmas. With that said, what are you planning to smoke on Christmas? Do you [...]

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CigarChat Cigar Review: Partagas Benji Menendez

December 7, 2009

I’ve gathered a few tweet-reviews from tonight’s #cigarchat event. Partagas provided the sticks. We smoked the new Partagas Benji Menendez. (Thanks again to Partagas for sponsoring the chat!) And now, the tweeted reviews: 1. in2xshp: nice smooth cigar, med pepper and that vanilla creamy thing we came up with, nice woodsy tones with a great [...]

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New pickup times for Benji Menendez Chicago Social

December 7, 2009

You spoke, they listened. Partagas, our sponsor for tonight’s #cigarchat, announced the addition of more shuttle buses to take Chicagoans to tomorrow’s Benji Menendez Social at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. Here’s a list of departure times and locations: 3:50 pm, 5:50 pm Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive 4:10 [...]

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