About the author
Patrick Mize wrote for SmokingStogie and took part in setting up halfwheel through the latter stages of 2011. Unfortunately, due to his new job, Patrick was forced to stop cigar blogging. Before his time at SmokingStogie, Patrick wrote for

Review: Oliva Master Blends 2 Robusto

The first of the Oliva Master Blends was released in 2003. Brooks reviewed that cigar and awarded it a “91.” Master Blends 2 was release...
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Review: Illusione ~mj12~ Maduro

At IPCPR 2011, Dion Giolito, owner of Illusione Cigars, added a Maduro version of four vitolas, to his core line joining the ~hl~ Maduro that...
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Review: Casa Miranda Chapter One Robusto

I’ve enjoyed many of the cigars released by Miami Cigar & Co., with my personal favorite being the Special Selection Danno 2010. When Miami Cigars...
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Curivari Reserva Limitada Café 52

Curivari really has six separate lines, but they have grouped three of them together under the heading of Reserva Limitada. This review is the second...
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Curivari Reserva Limitada Reserva 2000

I first began to hear about Curivari after IPCPR 2010, but hadn’t seen any of their cigars till my samples from IPCPR 2011 arrived. Curivari...
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Review: Tatuaje Avion ’11

Continuing our IPCPR 2011 reviews, today we take a look at the Tatuaje Avion. Avion is box-pressed perfecto that is a one vitola extension of...
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Review: La Caridad Del Cobre Javelin (Prerelease)

Never heard of La Caridad Del Cobre Cigars? You are probably not alone. This small boutique brand is owned by Frank Herrera a Miami based...
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Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 1

In 2006, Litto Gomez released the first of his “Small Batch” cigars. The last few years have seen a rise in the “small batch” and...
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