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Weekly News (December 5, 2011)

Editor’s Note: December has arrived, and it is quite obvious. There’s not a whole lot of public news, but projects are beginning to come together…

Weekly News (December 26, 2011)

Editor’s Note: It’s a light news week, which isn’t shocking, but there is quite a bit of relatively unheard of news. This past week we…

Weekly News (December 3, 2012)

Editor’s Note: (The) Contest is in full swing. Thanks all for participating, still lots of crazy stuff to come. In addition, for those that can…

Weekly News (December 24, 2012)

Editor’s Note: Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Enjoy the holidays. Arturo Fuente Ships Un-Named Reserva 2012 — Story here. Two Lanceros Planned for Nestor Miranda’s 70th…

Weekly News (December 27, 2010)

First, I hope you enjoyed the holidays, even if you aren’t religious and don’t celebrate Boxing Day; now let’s see if I can get through…

Weekly News (December 6, 2010)

The impressive C. Gars Ltd Auction finished, with 85% of the lots selling. The ten highest selling lots: Lot 141 Fidel Castro Presidencia Humidor by…

Weekly News (December 23, 2013)

Editor’s Note: It’s the last week of the original halfwheel theme. Say your goodbyes. Fuente Ships FFOX Angel’s Share — Here. Illusione Ships Singularé 2013…

IPCPR 2014: Flor de Gonzalez

Flor de Gonzalez, the company best known for its 90 Miles line, had a pair of new releases to show off at IPCPR this year,…

Weekly News (December 9, 2013)

 Editor’s Note: Join Brooks, Patrick and I for the Craft Wine & Beer Holiday Pop Up Shop at FUMARE. Does this count as an Illusione…

PCA 2021: Aroma de Nicaragua

Another of the new brands debuting during the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show is Aroma de Nicaragua. According to the company, the Nicaraguan tobacco…

IPCPR 2018: Debonaire House

For the third year in a row after signing with Drew Estate to distributed its products, Debonaire House was again located inside the Drew Estate…

Festival del Habano XXI: Day 2

Like just about every morning in Havana, my second day started with the sound of barking dogs. Lots of barking dogs, most of which were…

IPCPR 2019: Debonaire House

Last year, Phil Zanghi III transitioned from being distributed by Drew Estate to sending cigars to retailers through UPS Cigars Direct. It created a weird…

PCA 2022: Aroma de Nicaragua

This is Aroma de Nicaragua’s second year exhibiting at the PCA Convention & Trade Show, and the company has brought two new lines to show off: one is a recreation of a cigar that the company’s founder’s grandfather smoked in Cuba, while the other is a series incorporating tobacco that has been aged for six years.

Buenaventura BV654

Earlier this month, Binny’s Beverage Depot, the Illinois-based chain of liquor and tobacco shops, announced that it had received a store-exclusive release from Curivari’s Buenaventura…

Fable Fourth Prime Mersenne

A few months ago, I remember seeing something about a new cigar company called Fable Cigars. I run across plenty of new cigar companies in…

Noxio Robusto

For the last year or so, a relatively small Dominican cigar maker has been making plans to launch its two cigar lines in the United…

Guáimaro Corona

Esteban Disla might be the most famous cigar factory manager. Disla is a co-owner of the Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño S.A. factory, which is best known for…

Procigar 2017: Day 5 + Conclusion

Friday morning started off a bit sluggish and I was actually a couple minutes late to the bus. After struggling to find the address for…

Cabaiguan WCD 120 REDUX

In 2007, Pete Johnson released a limited quantity of a special Cabaiguan to commemorate the 120th anniversary of W. Curtis Draper. Five years later, W. Curtis…