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 event? Details here.

  • Benji Menendez to Retire — Story here.
  • Ashton Releases ESG 24 Year Salute — Here.
  • Partagás Lusitanias Gran Reserva Arrives — Details here.
  • Herrera Esteli Lancero Coming in 2014 — Details here.
  • Padrón Ships 1926 Four-packs — Here.
  • Aging Room Small Batch T59 Blend — Press release here.
  • Viaje Announces Christmas Tree — Story here.
  • La Aurora 107 Maduro Lancero Heads to Southeast — Here.
  • Room101 Namakubi Ecuador Lancero Heads to Stogies — Story here.
  • Herrera Esteli Gets Rebanded — Coming soon.
  • Partagas Benji Homage 62 Announced — Here.
  • El Mayimbe Returns in 2014 — Here.
  • CRAFT 2013 Gets December Release — 10 days according to Skip Martin. Review here.

  • La Aurora 107 Lonsdale Released for Texas + Surrounding Areas — Details here.
  • El Catador de Los Perfectos Sampler Heads to Tobacco Locker — Aquitaine Mode 5 debuts. Details here.
  • La Aurora Puro Vintage Sampler Coming Next Year — Details here.
  • Pedro Martin Limited Edition Announced — Press release here.
  • Paul Stulac Teases “No Dress Code” — Details here.
  • Nomad Eyes Stronger Release:

  • XIKAR Auctions 1,000 Mammoth Xi3 for Charity — Press release here.
  • H.R. 792 Reaches 130 Cosponsors — Track the bill here.
  • Berkley, Calif. Bans Smoking in Apartments — Here. UC Berkley is also about to go smoke free.
  • New York Eyes Tobacco Break — Press release here.
  • Vernon Hills, Ill. Adds Park Smoking Restrictions — Here.
  • Bruce, Miss. Enacts Strict Smoking Ban — Here.
  • Sampson County (NC) Bans Smoking on County Property — Here.
  • Centre County (PA) Bans Smoking on County Property — Here.
  • Franklin, Mass. Considers Stricter Tobacco Laws — Details here.
  • Hopkinton, Mass. Rejects Age Increase — Here.
  • Cambridge, Mass. Vote Delayed — Here.
  • Healdsburg, Calif. Considers Raising Minimum Age — Story here.
  • San Diego State to Go Smoke Free — Here.
  • Western Michigan University To Go Smoke Free — Here.
  • University of Toledo Faculty Eye Tobacco-Free Campus — Here.
  • New Mexico State Could Be Next — Details here.
  • Smoking to Remain at SUNY Potsdam — Story here.
  • Hungary Bans Tobacco Sales in Grocery Stores & Gas Stations — Here.

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