Curivari might have the smallest furniture-to-booth size ratio of any manufacturer at the show, but I think that’s actually a good thing.

For a number of years, the Curivari booth has remained the same: three walls, a display with all their cigars in the middle, a display with the cigars in the back and a few tables to sit down and do business at. You might ask yourself, why get such a big booth if you’re not going to fill it with stuff? But after some of the other booths, it’s nice to have a little breathing room. Plus, a booth that size still attracts attention, regardless of if it’s filled to the brim or not, and that was certainly evident when I visited. Being only my third booth of the day, there were already enough retailers talking to Andreas Throuvalas, owner of Curivari, that I didn’t get to speak to him, but his sales staff was up to date and were able to help show me the new things.

Achilles Packaging Update

No new cigars are being shown off from the brand, with this year seeming to focus on packaging updates and samplers. The Achilles line got a packaging update, unifying the look and design of all the Achilles blends.

Achilles Coleccion No.1

Along with a packaging refresh, there’s also a five-count sampler that was released.

  • Achilles Coleccion No.1 — $45

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2019

Buenaventura Sampler

The Buenaventura line also gets a five-count sampler.

  • Buenaventura Sampler — $28

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2019

Curivari Sampler No.4

And lastly Curivari gets a 10-count sampler.

  • Curivari Sampler No.4 — $70
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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.