November 21, 2013 (Estelí, Nicaragua) – Bodega Premium Blends (@Cigar_G @BodegaCigars) is excited to announce the official release date of their first line: Reunión. Reunión features two different yet complimentary blends: Aperitivo and Digestivo. It’s designed to give the cigar enthusiast two experiences in one box.

Reunión Aperitivo is a proprietary blend from Nicaragua. With Habana wrapper from Jalapa region, this Nica Claro distinguishes itself from the Digestivo not only visually but also by its flavor profile. It’s a medium strength, medium body cigar characterized by black pepper, earthy and barnyard notes.

Meanwhile, a wrapper of Mexican origin dresses the Reunión Digestivo. Digestivo’s crowning exterior was born in the San Andres Valley. With the Digestivo, BPB has chosen to marry the rich Nicaraguan features of the filler and binder with the San Andreas Negro wrapper to achieve a more full body experience. It’s the perfect way to cap off a meal.

Launched in a 20 cigar count box containing 10 each of Aperitivo and Digestivo, Reunión is offered in three vitolas:

  • Toro                                       6 x 52
  • Double Robusto               5 x 54
  • Corona Gorda                    5.5 x 46

Stephane Barjolin, BPB co-founder, confirmed the year-end release date today while executing his final quality control tour in Estelí. As announced at IPCPR earlier this year, the House of Emilio will distribute Reunión. The Reunión line-up will be landing on U.S. soil in mid December and available at your local tobacconist shortly there after.

“After a two year long journey of tasting, excluding, qualifying and re-qualifying Blends, we couldn’t be happier with the final product” said Ron Plante, Chief Brand Officer.

“I can’t believe we’ve finally arrived. It’s the pinnacle of our journey. We believe in our concept, we believe in our product and it’s our way of giving back to our brotherhood.” stated CEO Gino Domanico aka @Cigar_G.

”We know the bulk of work remains. Our goal is to have as many members of our fraternity try Reunión. And we’re all up to the challenge.” added BPB CFO Rob Mariani.

Bodega Premium Blends is a Boutique Brand focused on offering only Premium, hand rolled Cigars. BPB is proud to invest in your Life’s moments.

For further details please contact us at [email protected] For any retail inquiries contact Emilio Cigars at or call 1 800 552 2639.

Follow us on Twitter: @BodegaCigars or @Cigar_G and ask for Reunión by name.

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Patrick Lagreid

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 the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.