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  1. City Arms Real Ale Tasting - Dark Star Espresso and Nelson Swashbuckler

    This Saturday saw myself and the other half go down to the City Arms in the centre of Cardiff to try some of the Real Aleís that they have available. The City Arms over the last few years has gained a following amongst Real Ale lovers in the capital due to the guest Aleís they have in stock.

    Along with the guest Aleís, the City Arms run events, and even a Beer Club. Only two weeks ago they held a week long American Beer Festival, where they had a range of U.S. Beers on Tap, along ...
  2. A Quick Smoke - Partagas Serie P No. 2

    Tonight's Thursday Night smoke is one of the most popular Cigars in the Partagas range in recent years. The Partagas P2 is a behemoth of a Cigar, full bodied, complex and very, very tasty.

    One of my favourite big smokes, I find the Partagas P2 one of the best Cigars to come out of Cuba in recent years. Since itís release in 2005, they have been consistently great. I find myself choosing these above any other Torpedo shaped Cigar. Whether it is the Bolivar Belicosos Finos, the ...
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  3. A Quick Smoke in the Fox: Juan Lopez Petit Corona

    This weekend I was back in the homeland - Carmarthen in West Wales for to visit the folks. This visit also gives me the opportunity to visit the local pub - The Fox & Hounds in Bancyfelin. Along with two Real Ale's always available, there's a good sized beer garden that is a perfect area for a smoke and a pint.

    After four or five pints of the excellent Dark Age from the The Celt Experience, I retired outside to smoke a Juan Lopez Petit Corona. I've recently bought ...
  4. A Quick Smoke: H. Upmann Magnum 50

    Along with my usual Thursday nights of Question Time and This Week, Iím pairing some The Balvenie Whiskey and a H. Upmann Magnum 50.

    One of the Ďiní Cigars at the moment amongst aficionados, the H. Upmann Magnum 50ís is big and loud. With two bands, this towering Double Robusto measures in at 6.3 inches and 50 ring gauge.

    Originally released ...
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  5. Habanos SA deletions. Never say never?

    Every year, Habanos SA, the company that handles all the manufacturing and distribution of Cuban Cigars draw up a list of what sizes from what brands will be discontinued. Habanos SA have never given publicly reason why a certain Cuban Cigar gets the chop. Maybe their senior executives huddle in a room, throw darts at a board, play stogie Russian roulette or even participate in a knock out tournament of Sensible Soccer representing their least favourite Cigar.

    Most people agree ...
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