Kick Off

In addition to the Super Bowl this week, there is another kick off of sorts.  It is the first tobacco show of the year.  Held in Vegas it is Tobacco Plus Expo and mostly geared to small stores and convenience … Read More

Nick Perdomo: Cigars & Science

Estelí, Nicaragua, is home to some of the finest cigarmakers in the world. The ideal weather, enriched soil, and versatility of the region have led to it being considered the El Dorado of cigar tobacco. While many premium … Read More

Cornhusker Fighting

This week in Nebraska, the Cigar Rights of America is giving testimony in efforts to let Nebraska’s cigar bars and cigar shops keep smoking.  Last year, a state Supreme Court decision ruled the legislative exemptions to allow smoking was against … Read More

Rare Back

Punch is making its annual release of the Rare Corojo.  This was a cigar that was around for a long time, but was discontinued when there was not enough wrapper. In 2001, it was re-introduced, albeit on a limited … Read More

Moving Ahead

Last week I told you about the legislation moving through Nebraska to once again allow smoking at cigar bars and in tobacco shops.  Well that bill has now moved forward. It came out of the state legislature’s general affairs … Read More

Moving legislation

The Cigar Rights of America is busy right now.  Legislatures across the country are back in session and there is the new session of Congress.  Lots of places to look for legislation aimed at screwing cigar smokers.  But as I … Read More

Unheard of

La Aurora is the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic.  They’ve been making cigars since 1903…a long time.  And La Aurora is known for its quality.  That you know, but for most of you the name Rene … Read More

Cigars Unlimited

Davidoff, whose motto is ‘Time Beautifully Filled’, has come up with a way to do that for cigar aficionados.  Read More

Gurkha Goes Big

Gurkha Cigars, which claims to have the world’s most expensive cigar—His Majesty’s Reserve – is going upscale once more with another pricy stick.  His Majesty’s Reserve is infused with Louis XIII Cognac and that costs about $2500 per bottle … Read More

House & Senate

Last week, I mentioned the Cigar Rights of America had introduced a bill in the House to keep the FDA out of our humidors.  Now there is a Senate companion bill in the hopper. Folks I cannot stress how important … Read More

Davidoff Moves

In talking with Davidoff CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard at Pro Cigar, he noted the success of the Davidoff Nicaragua, saying it has been the company’s biggest success since its Cuban days.  He said that the interesting thing about the Davidoff … Read More

Habanos

The Habanos festival is over in Havana…it is not like Pro Cigar, instead it is the Habanos version of the IPCPR trade show.  They roll out new products and show off their stuff to the worldwide wholesalers and retailers.  With … Read More

Nebraska/Kentucky

Nebraska We’ve kept you informed about the efforts in Nebraska to once again allow cigar smoking.  It is now officially legal again for the state’s cigar bars.  Governor Pete Ricketts signed the emergency bill late last week that reinstates the … Read More

RIP Father

Father Theodore Hesburgh was maybe best known for running Notre Dame University. But he also for a time oversaw the Civil Rights Commission, the International Federation of Catholic Universities and several U.S. and Vatican delegations.  He passed away … Read More

L’Atelier Surrogates

It is a rare occurrence in this industry when you meet someone with not only a limitless knowledge of tobacco, but also the creativity and innovation to make his cigars completely unique. This is the case of legendary Pete Johnson,  … Read More

JR Mooresville Grand Opening: The Beginning of a New Era!

On March 20, 2015, we celebrated the official grand opening of our new JR Cigar store in Mooresville, North Carolina. While it … Read More

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