CAO will soon be introducing a new addition to their Brazilia line, the CAO Brazilia Carnivale.

The Carnivale is described as an updated and more powerful Brazilia blend that uses ligero from three different countries. The current CAO Brazilia blend is comprised of a Brazilian wrapper with binder and filler from Nicaragua.

The CAO Brazilia Carnivale will be a brick-and-mortar exclusive and will come in 12-count boxes. Sizes, pricing and blend specifics have not been released yet. The cigar is slated to debut in March 2013.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.