Well, I promised yall something big and exciting for the start of 2012, so here it is.
As of this moment, SmokingStogie.com is no more.
About 6 months ago, while at the IPCPR show in Las Vegas, Chalie Minato (from theCigarFeed.com) and I started talking seriously about starting up a new cigar site that would combine the advantages of both of our individual sites (reviews on our end, and breaking and exclusive news on his side) into one huge blog.
After convincing ourselves we could actually do it, we started the process, and for the last 6 months, we have been working diligently on getting everything up and running by Jan. 1st, 2012 (that would be today). As of now, almost every review on both SmokingStogie.com and theCigarFeed.com has been moved over in their entirety (almost 500 of them!) as well as news articles and anything else of interest.
Having said that, other then the name (and different site you will be going to), nothing about the reviews will be changing. The layout of the reviews will be exactly the same and the type of cigars we review will be the same...the main differences are cosmetic (MUCH easier to find what you are looking for information wise on the new site), plus the fact that halfwheel will is (at launch) the most comprehensive cigar blog on the web (in my humble opinion, of course). There will be updates daily, and this first week of reviews is really going to blow you away (starting today with a review of the Original Release Cohiba Behike, a $1,500 cigar!)
There will be no new content on SmokingStogie.com after this post. I want to thank all of you readers for making this site what it is today, since we really would not exist without you :)
So, to see the new site, just head on over to halfwheel.com, and let us know what you think :)