Thanks to all of the cigar reviewers and contributors: Robert “The Reverend Hurricane” Meyn, RobustoJoe, Tom Bullock, MM & JJ from Toasted Foot, Barry Stein, Tom Ufer, Tom Johansmeyer, Gary Manelski, David “Doc” Diaz, Hayward Tenney, Didier Houvenaghel, Jerry King, Mark McGinty, Nick Wing, Frank Herrera, Walt White, Kurt Van Keppel, Jorge Armenteros, Tony Hyman, Wilfredo Irizarry, and Phil “Katmancross” Kohn.
Thanks to those of you who gave me interviews: Teresa Merchant (The Smoking Hot Cigar Chick), Lissette Perez-Carrillo, Janny Garcia, Yadi Gonzalez-Vargas, and Amilcar P. Castro.
Thanks to the people and manufacturers (alphabetically) who supplied me with cigars and accessory samples to review: David Blanco at Los Blancos Cigars; Ernesto & Ernie Perez-Carrillo of EPC Cigar Co;; Jonathan Drew; Abe Flores of Pinar Del Rio Cigars; Kinky Friedman & Little Jewford; Jameson Cigars; Jesus Fuego at Tabacos S.A.; John Gonzalez at My Father Cigars; Jon Huber at CAO; Nestor Miranda, Guillermo Leon, Jose Blanco, Rene Castañeda & Jason Wood at Miami Cigar & Co.; Oliva Cigars; Eddie Ortega and Erik Espinosa of 601 Cigars; William C. Paley of La Palina Cigars; Rocky Patel & Nimish Desai; Nick Perdomo & Arthur Kemper; Nestor Plasencia; Manolo Quesada; Repuff; George A. Rico at Gran Habano; Janelle Rosenfeld at Altadis U.S.A; Alan Rubin & Sam Phillips at Alec Bradley Cigars; Tom Smith of Davidoff; Tim Swail & Shawn Knutsen at Boveda Humidpak; Seanna Tobin & Keith Sparacio at General Cigar; Charlie Toraño; and Yadi Gonzalez-Vargas of Flor De Gonzalez.
Finally, thanks to my boss, Arthur Zaretsky for having the vision to start CigarAdvisor.com in the first place and entrusting me to its care.
Here’s wishing you all a happy, healthy, and successful New Year. See you in 2011.
Sincerely, your humble “cigar advisor,”