Editor’s Note: Happy Halloween. It’s another relatively slow week of cigar news. It will be like this going forward for most of the rest of the year due to a variety of push and pull factors. I wouldn’t expect a whole lot of groundbreaking information leaking in the coming months, but then again surprises are always around the corner. If anyone would like to buy me a full box of Davidoff No.1s, there’s a link after the jump. — el niño diablo.

  • Tatuaje Black Corona Gorda, Old Man & the C, La Vérité 2010 & More— Pete Johnson gave an interview with Stogie Review in which he mentioned:
    • Tatuaje Black Corona Gorda — Comes back in 2013 for Tatuaje’s 10th Anniversary. He mentioned using a jar, but neither a ceramic nor wooden jar is planed.
    • Tatuaje Black Old Man & the C — This would also mean the Tatuaje Black Label Lancero.
    • La Vérité 2010 — Pete said that the most recent crop of La Vérité would likely be pushed back until December (2012), citing concerns over the wrapper. In addition, Pete mentioned that there is a limited amount of Sancti Spiritus tobacco, which might limit the amount of cigars he is able to produce.
    • Cojonu 2012 — Pete mentioned March as a possible release date.
    • Sumatra — Pete also indicated that we should expect an expansion of Sumatra wrapper next year on other Brown Label sizes.


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  • Viaje Exclusivo Lancero — Pic is above. Details are here.
  • 262 Paradigm Lancero — Clint Aaron has said this extension to his Paradigm line is coming, along with the limited release for 2012.
  • E.P. Carrillo Short Run 2010 No.4 — These go on preorder tomorrow at Federal Cigar, call 877.424.4270 to order, click here for more details.
  • El Rey del Mundo NH No.1 — Trevor Leask claims these are coming to the Netherlands shortly.
  • Berger & Argenti Entubar V32 Ships — Review is here.
  • San Lotano Oval Maduro — Clay Roberts of A.J. Fernandez indicates that work has started on the newest Oval.
  • J.C. Newman’s PENSA — Savona has the story about Newman’s new factory.
  • Saints & Sinners Prototypes Revealed — Jay shed light on the specifics of the Saints & Sinners prototypes from Pete Johnson’s forum. Details here.
  • Chattanooga Tweet-Up 2012 is Now OfficialStart the hashtags: 1, 2, 3…
  • Indiana County’s Smoking Ban Goes to Court — Details here.

C.Gars Ltd’s November auction catalogue went up, here are some of the more intriguing lots:

J.C. Newman has an upcoming Brick House event…

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In addition, their 2nd Annual Saks & Cigars Events benefiting CFCF…

TAMPA, FL – Experience an evening of shopping, cigars, live music and more at the 2nd annual Saks & Cigars Wednesday, November 16 from 6 – 9 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation.

Held at world renowned Saks Fifth Avenue, the event features private shopping, catering from The Palm Restaurant, beer and wine, your chance to win raffle prizes from such Tampa Bay attractions as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, DoubleTree, Marriot, Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Museum, and more. To purchase your tickets today go to www.cf-cf.org or go call 813-248-2124.

WHAT: 2nd Annual Saks & Cigars to benefit the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation

COST: $50 ticket includes rare cigars, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, live entertainment and private shopping by Saks Fifth Avenue

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16 6 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Saks Fifth Avenue Westshore Mall Tampa, FL

WHO: Special Guests Cynthia Fuente, Eric & Bobby Newman

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.