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 […]


Merlion by La Sirena Coming Ashore!

 Miami, Florida – May 04, 2012 – In what one can term Beauty & The Beast; La Sirena and La Aurora have teamed up to create a new cigar, Merlion.. The name Merlion comes from a mythical creature that is half lion and half mermaid, the perfect fit for La Sirena and La Aurora.  The […]


La Flor Dominicana rebrands Premium Line as LFD Light, April 2012

Coral Gables, FL April 2012 – La Flor Dominicana rebrands its original line “Premium Line” as LFD Light. La Flor Dominicana, who has a reputation for some of the strongest cigars on the market, will be giving its Connecticut shade wrapped mild cigars a facelift. The changes will include a couple new sizes as well as […]


Rocky Patel Vintage 2003 Cameroon

At last year’s IPCPR, Rocky Patel introduced his latest extension of the Vintage line.  The Vintage 2003 uses a select Cameroon wrapper over binder and filler that have been aged for over 8 years.  As a Cameroon fan, I was eager to try it.  The cigar had a great burn and was a very smooth […]


ROCKY PATEL PREMIUM CIGARS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF THE EDGE CANDELA

April 10, 2012 (Bonita Springs, Florida) The Rocky Patel Premium Cigar Company announced today the release of The Edge Candela. The Edge Candela is a medium bodied cigar and the latest addition to The Edge line. The candela wrapper gives the blend a truly unique flavor, consisting of sweet spice and floral tea, ultimately lending […]


Montecristo New York Connoisseur Edition

Montecristo released a special cigar last year just for the New York market.  It is a specially blended large 6 x 60 boxed pressed toro that is as big as the New York City skyline itself.  Available only in the state of New York, this cigar features a rich Ecaudorian Habano wrapper with the binder […]