Illusione

Weekly News (March 12, 2012)

Editor’s Note: March is in full swing. As has been mentioned a few times here before, this should be no surprise. In halfwheel news, we…

Illusione MKULTRA

In 2006, Dion Giolito decided to release limited quantities of a cigar that he deemed had not met the standards he had set for his…

The Consensus: 2011 Awards

For the 2010 rendition of this concept, click here to see Brian Hewitt’s work. Before anyone starts, I started this long before Bill Berris posted…

Editorial: Ten Questions for 2012

Last year, I published an article entitled Ten Questions for 2011. The concept was simple, what were a few of the topics to watch for…

Weekly News (December 12, 2011)

Editor’s Note: A few things. Last week I stated that we would not be publishing a Top Ten list this year, I lied. Due to…

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…

Illusione ~ULTRA~ MKULTRA

In 2006 when Dion Giolito was reworking some of the blends for his national brand Illusione there was a cigar called the MK, a 5…

IPCPR 2011: Illusione

And it was a big year for Dion. Back in February, Dion Giolito dropped quite a bombshell indicating that he would be launching a maduro…

Weekly News (July 11, 2011)

Editor’s Note: And here we are. One week out from the IPCPR trade show and things are reaching their peak. Last week saw a host…

Weekly News (June 27, 2011)

Busy week, slow week, busy week, slow week. Or at least that’s how I’d like to think of it. The reality is the weeks keep…

Lancero50 Redux

Some Random Thoughts… Lanceros are a Pain in the Ass to Photograph — Or at least if you try to stand them up. They are…