Thank You for Another Great Cigar Advisor Year

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 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,”
G~ K.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor at

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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