Gigantes? Gordos? Grandes? Call them what you want, but they’re 6 inches long and have a ring gauge of 60. These are the hot new sizes in the cigar market, according to Cigar Aficionado, and the amount 6×60 cigars hitting retailer shelves is on the rise, particularly based on what came out last week at [...]
This dispatch is from Barry Stein, of A Cigar Smoker, delivered from the floor of IPCPR. Check back throughout the day and week for more. Barry writes: I was able to scope out the building of the La Aurora booth which will also house Miami Cigar (I also assisted on the setting up of displays). [...]
The new Guillermo Leon line was announced for IPCPR, and it’s not the only new cigar that La Aurora’s bringing to us. The other, the La Aurora Corojo line, is available only to brick-and-mortar retailers. La Aurora vice president Guillermo León says, “Obviously, this cigar is personal for me. It is part of my family’s [...]
Two Cognac blended sizes will be added to the Tatiana Cigars family this week at IPCPR. This is the first time Tatiana has added a flavor since the Tio line (Groovy Blue, Night Cap, and Waking Dream), came out in 2007. The two sizes will be Classic: 6 x 44 and La Vita: 5 x [...]
Miami Cigar & Company, makers of the Nestor Miranda Collection, Tatiana Flavored Cigars, La Aurora Cigars and Don Lino Cigars says it will debut the Nestor Miranda Art Deco selection at the IPCPR 78th Annual Convention and International Trade Show in New Orleans. The new Dominican-Nicaraguan blend offered unique challenge for Pepin Garcia using a [...]
More than 30 cigar manufacturers will converge on Colorado on August 29, 2010 for the first 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival. Rocky Patel, Jonathan Drew (Drew Estate) and Tatianna (of Tatianna Cigars) will be in attendance. The $100 ticket price ($150 for VIP access) gets you 20 cigars, 10 drink tickets and other stuff, [...]
My Father Cigars has just announced the appointment of Jose Ortega as Vice President of Sales. Ortega will handle U.S. sales and in-store events, while John Gonzales will turn his attention to international markets – particularly Europe and Asia. This represents a strategic move for My Father, as it sees non-U.S. growth as a way [...]
The last few years have been tough on the cigar business. With rising taxes, financial crisis and a slew of other hurdles companies have been forced to really find a unique edge at gaining and maintaining business. That edge is cigar travel.