I woke up this morning and I saw a discussion on social media that got under my skin. So I lit up a Fuente Anejo in an attempt to relax some before my rant, but you know what it doesn’t really matter. It seems the debate on whether or not to use numbers in a cigar review was up for discussion last night. It really amazes me that as acigarsmoker.com approaches it’s 3rd anniversary that the use of a numerical rating is still debated. If you do not like them, do not use them. It’s a simple as that. It amazes that 3 years later this is still a topic of conversation. There is so much more at stake here then how we score cigars. Even when I tried to stir up discussion about the creation of a CBA, Cigar Bloggers Association the inability to keep things simple prevents it from happening. But alas, I am getting off topic. I just don’t get what the big deal about the use of a numerical rating is. But it seems some people think they have a PhD when it comes to this less then scientific craft and there other issues at hand that are of greater importance then if we use a score to rate out cigars.
I give kudos to Stephen Boyajian over at TheCigarNetwork for getting many bloggers together to write for his new magazine. In fact if you want to subscribe to his magazine which offers the perspective of every day cigar smokers like you and me, subscribe to it today. And as an added bonus if you put in the code acigarsmoker at checkout you can save 15% on the subscription cost.
Over the last few weeks there has been some sites popping up that are consider cigarporn by smokers. Sites like cigarporn.com and cigarphoto.net have nothing on CigarVixens.com where cigar smoking and pornography truly come together. I recently got to speak with Max who has been smoking for 30 years and he was able to put together his love of women, cigars, and photography into one site.
The Sunday Reviews:
- Smoking Stogie reviews a Tatuaje Petite Lancero Pre-Release.
- The Stogie Guys smoke a La Sirena.
- The Stogie Review looks at a Cain F Lancero through the eyes of Walt.
- The Cigar Advisor tells us about Pro Cigar 2011.