Coming in the Fall of 2011

This is not another cigar blog. Everybody and their goldfish has a blog. is an online magazine with recognized industry experts and professionals writing monthly columns and doing reviews and ratings. Stay tuned for our inaugural issue on October 1st, 2011 with reviews and articles by Tad Gage, G. L. Pease, Tom Zarzecki, and Angye Fox.

Meet the Team

Since 1999, Gregory L. Pease has been the principal alchemist behind the blends of G.L. Pease Artisanal Tobaccos. He worked at Drucquer & Sons Tobacconist in Berkeley, California for several years and is an experienced cigar smoker since 1979. He is immensely educated on tobacco and all things epicurean. He is an excellent writer, and has a refined palate. He is a wine connoisseur and gourmet chef. (He has his own food company as well). Greg will be doing primarily cigar reviews.

Tad Gage is the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cigars". He knows everything about cigars from seed to ash. He is a collector of high grade pipes, tobaccos and cigars. He has two of his own pipe tobacco blends on the market, and like Greg, is an epicurean with a refined palate. He obviously knows how to write since his book has been selling for over a dozen years.Tad was also the publisher of The Compleat Smoker magazine in the early 1990's. Tad will be doing cigar reviews along with beginner, how-to and advice articles in the Cigar School column.

Tom Zarzecki has been a long-time columnist for Cigar Magazine, he is the author of the JR Cigar Blog and co-stars on JR Cigar Tube w/ Nathan & The Zman. Tom also writes the Telebrands Blog. They are the largest direct response company in the world and the creators of the "As Seen on TV" tagline and logo. Tom will be writing the monthly lifestyle column, "Cigar Life" talking about life in general, barbequing, leisure activities - all kinds of "guy stuff" all related to cigars. It will be humorous, slightly irreverent, and always entertaining.

Angye Fox is a rare breed indeed. Angye is a serial entrepreneur and has a passion for business. She created her first company when she was 19 years old and has started and sold over thirty different businesses throughout her lifetime. Angye hosts the radio talk show "Chix with Stix", which is about Cigars and Golf, every Saturday at noon (starting September 3rd) on the Tan Talk Radio Network, in Tampa, Florida. She owns an ad agency, and obviously smokes cigars and plays golf. Earlier this year she competed in the Rocky Patel Foundation 2011 Golf & Gala Event and she has been to the Rocky Patel factory in Honduras. Angye is passionate about golf and cigars, and that is the column she will be writing. She will also be participating in the cigar ratings panels, and will pen some full reviews as well.

Russ Ouellette is the blender/creator of the Hearth & Home series of tobaccos for Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe in Albany, NY. He has been a cigar smoker and pipe tobacco blender for over 30 years. Russ will be contributing articles in several areas starting with reviewing cigars that are the best bang for the buck - something we anticipate many readers will be interested in during these challenging economic times.