Last year, I published an article entitled Ten Questions for 2011. The concept was simple, what were a few of the topics to watch for in the upcoming year. With the notable exception of E.P. Carrillo’s crazy year, I’d like to think that we covered most of the major topics of 2011. With another year [...]
There are a lot of new faces at Davidoff, a lot. Some are formal additions like Matt Booth and Dylan Austin, who moved Room 101 and Camacho into the maze that was the winner of the large booth award at the show. Others were additions like Jim Young, the new North American President of Davidoff [...]
On Tuesday, we broke the news regarding the discontinuation of the AVO 787. La Sirena, Miami Cigar & Co.’s newest release, is in Miami at the warehouse, should be at retailers in a few days. In other news from Miami Cigar & Co., the La Aurora Corojo will be released at the 2011 IPCPR show. For anyone that was at the show this past year, you’ll know it was one of the cigars featured at the booth, however packaging and branding concerns led to a decision to relaunch and release the cigar in July. It will feature new packaging and banding, but the cigar itself will be the same. La Aurora also announced that the 1495 BME Sumo Short Robusto will be making it’s U.S. debut. The NUb-style cigar has been in the European markets since early fall, and Miami Cigar & Co. has now decided to bring the cigar to the U.S. market. It’s 4 x 58 and should be available in a few packaging options, including boxes of five. In other large ring gauge news, the Cain F NUb is also shipping this week, the post from when we originally broke the story now has price points for the two sizes. In other Oliva/Studio Tobac news, rumor has it the Studio Tobac tour will start on el niño diablo’s birthday.
Early this morning there were some rumblings on Sesame St. regarding the AVO 787. Yesterday, Davidoff quietly stopped shipping the 787 and is now no longer taking orders. Edward Simon, brand manager of AVO, told me they will relaunch the cigars at the (IPCPR) show in July. The plan is as of now to keep [...]