Guillermo Leon and Nestor Miranda are about to gain their best audience yet: the Congressional Cigar Association. At a reception to be held on July 20, 2010, Leon and Miranda, in conjunction with W. Curtis Draper, will educate the CCA on the cigar industry. As anyone who followed the fight in Albany remembers, one of the biggest problems the cigar industry faces is that politicians don’t really understand it, often confusing us with “Big Tobacco.”
Though this is a first for the two cigar personalities, the CCA holds quarterly meetings. At the upcoming event:
Leon will focus on his recently introduced La Aurora 107. The cigar commemorates the 107th Anniversary of La Aurora’s founding. The company, part of Grupo Leon is the oldest cigar maker in the Dominican Republic. Introduced in May 2010, the 107 has been an instant success, much as La Aurora’s Cien Año, Preferido and 1495 Series.
So, what’s the CCA all about?
The Congressional Cigar Association is an officially recognized bipartisan organization of Congressional staffers from the House and Senate. All, of course, are cigar aficionados. The organizations purpose is to create a bipartisan atmosphere amongst staffers of both parties and the cigar smoking community.
The CCA events are frequently attended by Congressmen and Senators who enjoy the relaxing, contemplative benefits of a fine cigar.
The reception will be supplied with La Aurora 107s and Nestor Miranda Collection cigars and it will be an afternoon of conviviality, cigars all within view of the Capitol and The White House.
Yeah, this means that you can’t go. But, if you want in on the cigar action in our nation’s capital, there’s an event right around the corner from the CCA meeting. On Thursday, July 22, 2010:
W. Curtis Drapper will host a private dinner, limited to ten guests, each paying $200. It will take place at Blue Duck Tavern in the Park Hyatt and the guests will be seated in Chef Brian McBride’s private dining room. Guillermo Leon and Nestor Miranda will be present to introduce the guests to new cigars, and share in the camaraderie that cigar dinners, such as these, engender.