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  1. Habanos Discussion
    All clouds have silver linings. When the markets went to hell in 08, one positive outcome for Cuban cigar smokers in this country was that prices plummeted. I bought boxes of Esplendidos for as low as $360. Siglo VIs for $300. Montecristo #2s for $189. This was due to a couple factors. The...
  2. General Pipe Forum
    So, I am in the market for a new pipe and would like your input. I have decided to go with an Italian pipe but I am not certain on the maker. I have been looking at Castello, Cavicchi, Radice and Ser Jacopo. Although I will go based on the design I like, I am stumped on who I want to go...
  3. General Pipe Forum
    Being that I am bringing an American made pipe, I also wanted to supply him with a selection of American tobacco. Not sure exactly what he likes, and I needed tinned stuff, to make traveling easier, so here is what I ordered: (think this is good?) ETA: 5 Tins is the max I can "import" on the...
  4. General Pipe Forum
    i own 4 stanwells from when they made in denmark.does anybody own one or more of the made in livorno italy and if so do they smoke as well as the denmark made ones. i know italian pipes which is the majority of my collection are great. just wandered if you guys have had experiences with these
  5. Jokes Forum
    At St. Peter's Catholic Church in Toronto , they periodically encourage husband marriage seminars. At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay...
  6. Coffee Discussion
    I love black coffee. Normally I stick with a good espresso, but today I felt adventurous and tried an "Italian" blend coffee from starbucks that my local grocery store had in stock. All I have is an espresso maker, so I grounded the blend as much as I could and made a cup. Im not a starbucks...
  7. Cigar Pictures
    I have been patiently waiting for these bad boys to be released to add to my RE collection. They have been delayed since 2008 and they are finally out and about!! May be the coolest cigars I own (based on appearance)
  8. Cigar Pictures
    I just had someone take a few shots of some Italian cigars for my website, and some of them came out great! Here are a few that I liked.
  9. Retailer/For Profit Sales Forum
    I mentioned on another post or two that I would come here and explain my online cigar store, so here I am haha. I run ItalianSmokes.com which is a store specializing in Italian Cigars. The most unique product I offer is called the Toscano Cigar which come straight from Italy. To give some...
  10. General Pipe Forum
    Any thoughts on quality?
  11. General Pipe Forum
    Dear friends, my name is Luciano Catini and I am the president of Pipe Cigar Club of Fermo, in Italy. I am also a manufactuter of briar pipes and I would like to announce my site at address www-catinipipe-com . I have pleasure that you and your friends can see this website where you can find my...
  12. Jokes Forum
    A virile, middle-aged Italian gentleman named Guido was relaxing at his favorite bar in Rome when he managed to attract a spectacular young blonde woman. Things progressed to the point where he invited her back to his apartment and, after some small talk, they retired to his bedroom where he...
  13. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    I'm headed to Chicago in a few weeks with my girlfriend and want to take her to a nice Italian resturant. I'm going to spring this trip on her as a surprise. We have been to Chicago numerous times but have yet to find that "special place". Looking for a nice romantic place with great food in the...
  14. General Cigar Discussion
    Where can i buy some italian tobacco ? I know one company makes these sticks and their long and you cut em in half and smoke one.. or something.. anyone know what im talking about?
  15. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    Sponge 100gr. Bread flour 1 t. Dry yeast 1 C. water, 110º Mix yeast and water, allow about 5 minutes. With a wooden spoon slowly mix flour into water, cover with a flour sack towel let sit overnight. Dough 400 – 500 gr. Bread flour 1T. Dry yeast 2 T. Salt 2 C. Water 120º - 130º Stir down...
  16. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    350gr bread flour, about 3 ½ C. 1 L. Russet potato 1 T. Dry yeast ¼ t. Salt, kosher 1 C. Potato water 1 L. Egg, beaten, with 1 t. water. Peel the potato cover with water and simmer for about an hour, add water to cover if needed. Sift 200gr flour and the other dry ingredient together in a...
  17. Jokes Forum
    If in office, turn down the volume. http://www.youtube.com/user/vinniespit
  18. Jokes Forum
    An Italian grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife. <O:p</O:p "You comma to de fronta door of the apartmenta. I am inna apartamenta 301. <O:p</O:p There issa bigga panel at the front door. Witha you elbow, pusha dabutton 301. I will buzza...
  19. Smoking Action
    Great combo.... Cabaiguan Guapo and a 3 year old Torano Exodus....VERY NICE NIGHT!
  20. General Cigar Discussion
    Just wondering if someone on CL ever tried some "Toscano", our main cigar. Its smaller than what you normally smoke (around 6x36 in the middle), some kind of perfecto shape. Generally we cut it in the middle and smoke an half at a time, around 30 min smoke. Its pretty strong compared to D.R. and...
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