Zino Platinum Specter Z-Class
This is a new Nicaraguan blend for the Zino Platinum line and will debut in May. Twenty-count boxes of the four sizes below:

  • Corona 643C
  • Robusto 550R
  • Pyramid 556P
  • Toro 654T

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Davidoff Puro d’Oro
The popular line will receive two extensions at the IPCPR Show in July, the first being a Toro, the 6 x50 Eminentes. The second is a smaller size, the 4 x 41 Momentos. The latter will come in tins, similar to the Winston Churchill Spitfire. While all the cigars of the Puro d’Oro line are Dominican Puros, the only Dominican Puros that Davidoff makes, all the vitolas are different blends, but the extensions keep the theme of the smaller RGs.

Davidoff LE2011 “White Edition”
While I have no word on size, blend, pricing or anything else… the 2011 release of the Davidoff LE shall be known as the “White Edition.” The cigars will come in a white enamel box in quantities of ten and will be released in Vegas at the show.

Winston Churchill
More and more I feel the entire brand is going to be reworked: packaging, price points and the cigars themselves. My understanding is that Winston Churchill’s grandson will be taking a much more noticeable role in the brand, which will likely help the cigar. For those that don’t know, this is the only cigar that is made in the Davidoff factory that is not Davidoff “White Label,” all other Davidoff Brands (AVO, Zino, etc.) are made in other factories all part of the larger Tabadom Holdings (Tabacos Dominicanos Companies Group), the company headed by Henke Kelner responsible for all Davidoff cigars.

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Ron White & the Zino Platinum Red Carpet
Comedian Ron White is the newest ambassador for Zino Platinum. In addition, he will be part of Zino Platinum Red Carpet events once they start. Tickets will be $200, which includes $375 or so worth of product… Brian Hewitt can’t wait.

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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 have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.