Robert Levin

CRA Names New Leadership

Cigar Rights of America has announced a variety of new leadership roles. Gary Pesh—owner of Old Virginia Tobacco Co., a retailer—has been elected as chairman…

Ashton Raising Prices

Effective today, Ashton Distributors, Inc.—the company behind the Ashton, La Aroma de Cuba and San Cristobal brands—will raise prices on some, but not all, of its…

IPCPR 2015: Ashton

It was a relatively simple show from Ashton Distributors, Inc. That being said, Robert Levin, the head of the company, didn’t seem to mind the somewhat…

IPCPR 2014: Ashton

If you were hoping to find a new inexpensive Ashton product at this year’s IPCPR convention and trade show, you should keep looking. The company…

Robert Levin Named New CRA Chairman

Robert Levin has been named the new chairman of Cigar Rights of America (CRA). The announcement comes only a few days after Jeff Borysiewicz, a co-founder…

IPCPR 2012: Ashton

The Ashton booth was at its normal pace—which is saying something given the overall traffic at the show. On display was a new La Aroma…

Casa Fuente Double Robusto

This will be sixth cigar we’ve reviewed that is exclusive to the legendary Casa Fuente, yet it’s only the third Casa Fuente release. Despite being…

Ashton VSG Robusto Especial

In March of 2011, the Tobacconist Association of America (TAA) met for their annual trade show and meeting in Cabo San Lucas. For those unfamiliar…

Ashton VSG Estate Reserve Corona Gorda

In 2001, Prometheus and Ashton teamed up to release the Ashton VSG Estate Reserve, or VSG ER, a hybrid cigar that took the Dominican Chateau…

IPCPR 2011: Ashton

A new size from Carlito and a new blend from Pepín. That’s the tough life that Robert Levin, head of Ashton, has to live with….

Casa Fuente Phantom

There are three retail stores that the Fuente family is associated with: Tampa Sweetheart’s in Ybor City; Holt’s in Philadelphia and Casa Fuente located in…