Thursday, August 9, 2012

What’s in a Name? The House of Rothschild

I think there are a couple accomplishments that one can use as a barometer as to whether or not you have “made it” yet.  Guest starring on Sesame Street is an honor that seems to be handed out even more selectively than getting the guest hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.  There is also the mark of achievement that I’ll never attain, which is also a harbinger of the end of your career, that being your own show in Vegas.  How about something that we can all readily relate to the coolness factor: having a cigar size named in your honor.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Enjoy Your Cigar More: Slow Down!

Stinky Cigar Personal Ashtray
In order to optimally enjoy a great cigar you’ve actually got to spend more time not smoking it than smoking it.  Premium tobacco is rich, flavorful, and somewhat fragile.  It is necessary to draw on a cigar frequently enough to keep it burning steadily.  An unattended cigar will quietly go out.  However, if you smoke a cigar constantly you will almost certainly compromise the taste by overheating the burn.  So how do you slow down?  Use an ashtray.