Industry News

“Smoked Up” No.78

This issue will be on the shorter side. 99% of the news was released last week prior to the IPCPR Trade Show. Also, a dear friend of mine is in a medically induced coma. She is a diabetic and her sugar got too low, too fast. She has shown signs of improvement today, but I am [...]


“Smoked Up” No.77

The past week has been a hot and muggy one here in South Mississippi. Every day there has been an afternoon rain shower that almost ruined my afternoon smoking plans. Although the rain didn’t last long, the 95+% humidity did. With that being said, I didn’t smoke many cigars this past week. Mainly I smoked the [...]


A.J. FERNANDEZ to Introduce New Brand: New World

  (Miami, Florida) July 11, 2014— A.J. Fernandez Cigars, known for producing consistently highly rated and sought after cigars is proud to unveil “New World” at the 2014 IPCPR in Las Vegas. New World will be showcased as a value brand featuring the same quality, consistency, and workmanship that is expected from A.J. Fernandez.  The [...]


1502 to Release Nicaraguan Blend

Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014 Global Premium Cigars is pleased to announce the release of its newest cigar, the 1502 Nicaragua. Global Premium Cigars is a tobacco company which is proud of its Nicaraguan heritage. The new cigar continues the company’s tradition of excellence and is the only cigar in the 1502 cigars line that is [...]


D’Crossier to Release L’Forte

Heralding a new era in artisanal cigar craftsmanship, we are proud to introduce L ’Forte, the newest addition to the D ’Crossier Cigar family. One of the most exclusive premium cigars available anywhere in the world, this exclusive new line, L’Forte, will be a limited production run of only 2000 numbered boxes each year. Carefully [...]


ROBERTO DURAN PREMIUM CIGARS INTRODUCES: NEYA AND BARACOA

(Miami, Florida) July 17, 2014— Roberto P. Duran Premium Cigars, after a successful 2013 launch with the Azan Line of cigars and the recent announcement of the Roberto Duran Premium Cigar Brand is ready to introduce two additional cigar brands: Neya and the Baracoa Line.   Roberto Pelayo Duran is fully committed to providing a [...]


Tre-J Cigars Announces a Blending Agreement with Jose Blanco

Hamilton, Ohio – July 9, 2014   John Johnson, President of Tre-J Cigars announced a BLENDING agreement between Jose Blanco and Company CEO, Jay Clark. “Although Jose is very busy with his own brand, I was fortunate enough to convince him to assist us in blending INVICTISTM  . Development and sampling to a multinational  taste panel is underway [...]


Espinosa to Debut Laranja Rerserva at IPCPR

Hialeah Gardens, Florida (July 10, 2014) – Espinosa Cigars is proud to announce that they will debut a new line at the upcoming IPCPR convention and trade show called Laranja Reserva. “I wanted to release something different for the show, we had started working with this orange Brazilian Laranja wrapper last year and we are [...]


“Smoked Up” No.76

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July. I had to work and working on holidays makes me realize how much working in retail can be a pain. I earlied out of work, went home, had a few beers and saw the town’s fireworks  show with my daughter. She had a blast [...]


La Palina will debut the La Palina Black Label at 2014 IPCPR