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Omar de Frias Takes Flight with the Fratello Navetta

Omar de Frias has made quite a name for himself these past few years in the cigar industry. Frias has an interesting story to tell. His original dream was to be a professional basketball player, yea he is like a 6′ 9″ Dominican, but his basketball dreams were grounded after a knee injury. He then[…]

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Ventura Cigar Company Acquires Cuban Cigar Factory

For Immediate Release: June 15, 2017 The Tradition of high-quality craftsmanship continues Ventura Cigar Company Acquires Cuban Cigar Factory and plans for increased distribution in 2018 June 2017 –  Ventura Cigar Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cuban Cigar Factory, a boutique, craft cigar business based out of San Diego, CA. The family-run[…]

SEÑOR ESUGARS

Cornelius & Anthony to Release Señor Esugars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2017 Cornelius & Anthony to Release Señor Esugars Those that know me can attest that a few special joys in my life make me happy. Way up on that list are Cigars and Dogs, both of which have given me pleasure my whole adult life. So it is with great[…]

Morphine 2017

Black Label Trading Company announces the fourth release of MORPHINE

PRESS RELEASE June 6, 2017 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the fourth release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra. Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014 as its first Limited Release. MORPHINE is produced by BLTC’s own factory, Fabrica Oveja Negra in Esteli.[…]

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Alpha Cigar Co Announces Édition New Orleans Cigar

For General press release – May 31, 2017 Alpha Cigar Co. is announcing the launch of it’s latest exclusive cigar, the Édition New Orleans, in July 2017, in honor of the Absinthe Capital of the United States, New Orleans, otherwise known as #NOLA or the Big Easy. It’s the birthplace of the Sazerac cocktail, which uses[…]

Cornelius

Cornelius & Anthony to Release a Line Extension For Cornelius

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2017 Cornelius & Anthony Premium Cigars will release Cornelius in a new size at the 2017 IPCPR trade show. The line will now be offered in a Lonsdale, 6.5 x 42. Cornelius, our premier release of 2016, is a tribute to Cornelius Bailey, Steven Bailey’s great-great grandfather. Cornelius was the[…]

Wayfarer

Serino Cigar Co. Formally Announces Wayfarer – The Apple Doesn’t Fall far From The Tree

Tony Serino and the Serino Cigar Co. introduced a terrific cigar to the market last year – the Serino Royale 20th Anniversary, it made the 2016 Stogie Press top 25 for the year. This year, Tony’s son, Carson Serino, is following in his fathers footsteps and will be introducing his first blend the Wayfarer. Although not totally[…]

Cornelius & Anthony Aerial

Cornelius & Anthony Takes to the Sky with Aerial Release

Cornelius & Anthony to Release Aerial Even with the FDA breathing down our necks, Cornelius & Anthony is the latest to announce a new release. In a press release today, the company’s latest release – the Aerial – will be released at this years IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas.  We always knew Steve Bailey and his growing boutique[…]

Alexandria Kling

MLB Cigar Ventures Taps Alexandria Kling for VP Brand Development

A few years ago I had the great pleasure of meeting and bonding with Mike Bellody – Founder & CEO of MLB Cigar Ventures. At the time, Mike was introducing his inaugural blend, the Imperia, for his new company which was met with rave reviews. That blend was followed up with additional line additions and now,[…]

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S.T.K. Black Dahlia by George Rico Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2017 S.T.K. BLACK DAHLIA by George Rico GRAN HABANO Miami, Florida, May 10, 2017 – Gran Habano announces the release of S.T.K. Black Dahlia by George Rico, the latest from its boutique S.T.K. series, joining G.A.R. Opium, S.T.K. Barracuda, S.T.K. Zulu Zulu and S.T.K. American Puro. Gran Habano’s S.T.K. Black[…]

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BETTER TOGETHER: COMPLEMENTARY PIPES & PIPE TOBACCO BLENDS FROM 4TH GENERATION

For Immediate Release: CONTACT Rachel McKnett Kretek International rachelmcknett@kretek.com PRIME PAIRINGS BETTER TOGETHER: COMPLEMENTARY PIPES & PIPE TOBACCO BLENDS FROM 4TH GENERATION. Coming from a strong lineage of tobacconists, Erik Stokkebye is the master crafter behind some of the most popular pipe tobacco products at 4th Generation. Under Stokkebye’s direction, 4th Generation has developed a[…]

Stop the FDA

Agreement Reached on Suspension of FDA Cigar Regulations

BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Since July 15, 2016, Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA), and the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) have been pursuing litigation in federal court against the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), challenging the FDA’s May 10,[…]

Protocol Themis

Cubariqueño Cigar Company National Protocol Themis Release

Cubariqueño Cigar Company National Protocol Themis Release Announced as well as a Probable Cause Line Extension. Cubariqueño Cigar Company is proud to announce that it is releasing its third blend, Protocol Themis, at the 2017 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer trade show in Las Vegas. “We are super excited to announce the Protocol Themis,”[…]

Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Cigar Review

Reaching deep  in the darkness of my humidor the other day, I pulled out the latest in the Drew Estate Kentucky Fired Cured line – The Swamp Thang. The little critter has been hiding in there since July of last year simmering and maturing, just waiting for a human hand to take it out into[…]