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Smoke Inn Arturo Fuente Solaris Microblend

Smoke Inn has been releasing small batch production cigars from various manufactures, like Padron, My Father and Tatuaje, as exclusives for their stores for the past couple of years.  Each blend as been very well received and are produced in very small batches. The newest release is the Solaris by Arturo Fuente.  The cigar was […]


CAO CIGARS and TWO FOOT FRED to ROCK CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Nashville, TN—CAO Cigars announces that it will serve as an official partner at the blockbuster CMA Music Festival on June 7-10, 2012 in Nashville. CAO will have a big presence at the event, with two separate locations including a luxury cigar lounge boasting VIP views of the Riverfront daytime stage. Featuring a personal appearance and […]


2012 Summer Releases for Primer Mundo Cigar Company

  Atlanta, GA — June 6, 2012 Primer Mundo Cigar Company is excited to announce the release of two new cigar lines coming this summer to add to the existing family of El Primer Mundo Cigars.  The first of which is the Clase Reserva, which is the third cigar that EPM is making at El […]


America’s Top Sommelier Tabs La Aurora Preferidos #2 as Favorite Cigar

  Miami, Florida – June 6th, 2012 – In a recent article in the Sommelier Journal, America’s top wine expert, Alexander LaPratt tabbed the La Aurora Preferidos #2 as his favorite cigar. The article which appears in the May 31st, 2012 issues and spans pages 87-90 breaks down the art of Cigar Service, which many […]


CAO Last Stick Standing

CAO recently announced an interesting new way to release their next blend. They are letting you decide. CAO began shipping cigar tins to retailers beginning last month with three different blends that could potentially be the next new release for CAO. The cigars feature a C, A and O bands in a triangular tin which […]


New Head Europe at the Oettinger Davidoff Group

  Albert Manzone assumes responsibility for the European market at Oettinger Davidoff Group. Basel, 22 May 2012 -  Albert Manzone has joined the Oettinger Davidoff Group as Senior Vice President Europe. He brings a deep knowledge of the European market from senior positions at Philip Morris, PepsiCo and Wrigley, where he was President Europe based in […]


Reinado Grand Empire Reserva Box Pressed robusto

As many of  you know, Reinado was one of my surprised of the year last year on my Top Cigars for 2011.  This cigar popped on the scene with very little fan fare but developed a passionate following.  Using a secret proprietary fermentation process on all the tobaccos in the cigar, the cigar has a unique, very […]


HOYO de MONTERREY KICKS OFF BOX A DAY GIVEAWAY

Richmond, VA—To celebrate the launch of the new Hoyo de Monterrey website, General Cigar is rolling out a “Box a Day Giveaway” to share the unique flavor of the Hoyo Monterrey Reposado en Cedros® brand with cigar lovers across the U.S.   From now through July 31, 2012, consumers of legal smoking age are invited […]


Miami Cigar & Company to Release Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve 2012

Miami, Florida – May 16, 2012 – Following in the footsteps of the Cigar Aficionado 91-rated Nestor Miranda Grand Reserve, Miami Cigar & Company is set to release the 2012 edition at IPCPR in August. The 6 1/8 x 52 box-pressed maduro cigar will be limited to 1500 boxes of 10 cigars. Rolled in Esteli, Nicaragua, this year’s […]


General Cigars’ Outstanding Social Responsibility Program for their Workers

Ben:  When we visited the General Cigar factory in the Dominican Republic in October 2011, one of the things that amazed all of us was the length of tenure of most of the employees.  Most every employee we asked had at least 20 plus years at the factory and the short timer was “only” 14 […]