Steve Valle

About the author

Steve Valle wrote for Smoking Stogie, a precursor to halfwheel, from 2010-2011.

Ramón Allones Lusitanos (ER Portugal 2010)

Ramón Allones released its first Edición Regional series of the year a few months ago and it was good. The second Ramón Allones release this…

Litto Gomez Diez Chisel Puro

The Litto Gomez Chisel was introduced in 2003, and since then has become a favorite vitola among cigars smokers. Once you see the unique shape…

Yolanda Cañonazo

Yolanda Gonzalez is one of Havana’s top torcedoras and she has over 40 years experience in the art of rolling Cuban cigars. She got her start…

Viaje Holiday Blend (2009)

In December of 2009, Viaje introduced one of its first limited release, the Holiday Blend; a 5 x 54 full bodied Nicaraguan puro with a…

OpusX Chili Pepper

In 2004, Arturo Fuente teamed up with Prometheus to introduce the OpusX 22 box set. The set included 22 OpusX cigars, one of which had…

Review: Liga Privada T52 Double Corona

When Jonathan Drew of Drew Estate fame told me he was sending me a few samples to smoke and review, I said “awesome, can’t wait!” Inside…

San Cristóbal O’Reilly (2009)

In 2001 Habanos S.A. introduced the Habanos Collection Book Series. It consists of a layout of cigars presented in a special book-shaped humidor. Each year so…

Tatuaje The Frank

In 2008 Pete Johnson of Tatuaje with the help of a good friend, came up with the idea for a very special Halloween cigar release. Pete…