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Pro Cigar is Underway

This is the time of year when the Dominican Republic celebrates its cigar heritage with Pro Cigar.  The week-long event is limited to about 300 people so there are no huge lines, nor congestion as participants get to interact on … 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

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

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

First Convention

The Tobacco Plus Expo was held in Vegas last week.  There were about 400 plus vendors including Rocky Patel, Altadis, General Cigar, Drew Estate, Oliva, and CLE, but the biggest thrust of the show … 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

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

Camacho goes Bold

When it first came out, the Camacho Corojo was one of the strongest cigars on the market.  The Camacho Corojo today is still up there in terms of strength, but others have surpassed it going further.  (An … 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

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

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

IPCPR Moving

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association is moving to Washington.  For many years, the IPCPR operated out of Columbus, Georgia which had a low overhead, but made for wicked commutes to DC to fight legislation in Congress.  So … Read More

Et Tu Kentucky?

Apparently Kentucky is eying tobacco as a way of increasing revenues for the state.  A tax bill introduced into the House (HB132) makes a lot of changes to the commonwealth’s tobacco taxes. First up is a dollar a pack … Read More

Anejo Romeo

Altadis USA has been giving new life to its brands.  In recent years, the company has been adding new blends to its portfolio.  Examples are the Saint Luis Rey Gen 2, H. Upmann The Banker, Montecristo Espada … Read More

Estelí, Nicaragua: The Diamond of the Segovias

When people think of Nicaragua, they may imagine picturesque mountains covered with jungle-like trees. They may envision row after row of endless tobacco plants and small fruit stands dotting the street corners. This is the exact picture I discovered when … Read More

Davidoff Changes

Normally I don’t care much about changes in personnel at cigar companies.  So and so who was sales manager at SecondRateSmokes is now leaving to go to Anastystick Cigar Company.  I mean this is inside baseball so … Read More

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