It’s good to be Kinky Friedman. When I met his promoter, Nicole, I couldn’t resist asking her to be one of our photos of the day.
Pepin Garcia has a new cigar. La Reloba was just released by My Father Cigars, the latest creation from the busy My Father Cigars company in Esteli, Nicaragua. The cigar is available in two wrapper styles, according to Cigar Aficionado. This is a value cigar, part of a growing trend to keep consumers engaged even [...]
Jose Blanco’s cigar tasting seminar must have been great: I received e-mail right after it ended excitedly reporting on the experience. Having sat through the session at the La Aurora factory in the Dominican Republic last month, I wasn’t surprised. It’s a great program. Blanco explains from top to bottom how a cigar is blended, [...]
It looks like efforts to include a cigar tax in the Pennsylvania budget won’t come to fruition. Lawmakers there have tentatively agreed to a $28.5 billion budget which should be approved tonight. According to the Central Penn Business Journal: The budget did not include taxes on cigars or smokeless tobacco, omissions in which the governor [...]
“Join the party!” takes on a new meaning when a certain frosted bottle is brought out from behind the bar. Eric Hanson’s latest lifestyle creation, Hammer & Sickle is inherently fun — a luxury poke at a “brand” that is its antithesis. This brand of vodka and accompanying cigars welcomes those who have worked for [...]
The rising demand despite turbulent economic times has forced Habana Cuba Oliveros Cigars to significantly increases their production to nearly 350%. By the early part of August, 2010, Habana Cuba Oliveros Cigars will be warehousing in the US six months of inventory of every facing of Oliveros Cigars that it produces. Their goal, To completely [...]
Joe’s Cigar Shop and three Connecticut tobacconists are getting together to throw a great party next month. On July 14, 2010 from 6 PM to 10 PM in Oakville, Connectcut, you’ll be able to eat as much as you can at this New England clam bake while enjoying beer and wine, not to mention the [...]
Even though the deed is done in New York (at least for now), the topic of cigar taxes is still hot. Everyone is talking about which states are at risk next, not to mention how the cigar industry and consumer will adapt to a changing reality.