Saturday, April 23, 2011

Attack of the Tobacco Beetle

Recently this was found in the humidor.  Wont mention the cigar brand or cigar
retailer these were purchased from.   I assume most retailer's dealing with tons
of cigars have this happen once and awhile.

Just beware to check the cigars that you order!

Suggestion:  You may already do this but it doesn't hurt being said.
Remove all cello from the cigar's you recently ordered and inspect each one. 
This may save you allot of heartache and money in the long run.
Tobacco beetle's can totally destroy your cigar collection.

It would also be wise to keep checking your humidor temp and humidity
on a regular basis to avoid this with any cigars your already have.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Remembering the Maria Mancini Segundo

Years ago Maria Mancini cigars were sold not only in boxes but bundles.
These fine tobaccos were marketed and sold as Segundo's or seconds. 

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the boxed Maria Mancini, it is a great cigar.  At the time though the Segundo's were sold in bundles of 25 and you couldn't tell them apart from the boxed version, or at least if you could tell you would be hard pressed to find a difference.  To me they smoked, looked and felt exactly like the boxed version right down to the band.

As far as I know the maria Mancini Segundo is no longer made.  Originally you could get a bundle of 25 cigars for around 19.95 and shipping and they were worth every penny.  If these fine smokes ever become available again online or elsewhere they would certainly be worth a try if the price, taste and all were the same.