BREAKING NEWS – Stogie Press to Begin Adding Numerical Ratings to Cigar Reviews

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 – Melbourne, Fl  After careful consideration and consultation, Stogie Press has decided to shift from its long-standing approach to reviewing cigars and will begin adding numerical ratings to our cigar reviews, in addition to the current comprehensive review and notes. Our research has shown that even though many consumers[…]

Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate Announce TAA Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Estelí, Nicaragua– Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Tobacconists’ Association of America, Ltd (TAA), and 10 years of distribution partnership by introducing the Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente, exclusively for TAA. Five decades ago, two great institutions in the cigar world began operations.[…]

Ventura Cigar Company Sharpens its Focus with Promotion of Michael Giannini as General Manager

April 17, 2018 Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) has announced today that Michael Giannini, the company’s recently acquired Creative Director, has been promoted to General Manager. In his new role Mr. Giannini will retain his role as Creative Director allowing him to drive the direction and evolution of Ventura Cigar Company and its exemplary products. The company describes Mr. Giannini as[…]

MATILDE AND MLB CIGAR VENTURES TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH SEIBEL DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 Mike Bellody from MLB Cigar Ventures and Enrique Seijas from Matilde Cigars have announced today the creation of a new cigar distribution company that will be known as SeiBel Distribution. Effective immediately, SeiBel will handle all U.S. based distribution for all cigar brands under the MLB Cigar Ventures &[…]

Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder IGNITE

Jacobs Ladder Lancero to Debut as First IGNITE Cigar

The other day we brought you the news of the Southern Draw Cigars IGNITE Charitable Strategy. In that news, the company noted they will be releasing their first release for this program and today we are reporting that release will be the Jacobs Ladder Lancero. Yes, my friends, the Smooth Strength, Stogie press Top 25[…]

Southern Draw Cigars Launches the IGNITE Charitable Strategy

This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of hanging out with Robert Holt, owner of Southern Draw Cigars.  I spent Saturday night with him at one of my local Brick & Mortar shops and all day Sunday. It was a good break for him  to just relax and enjoy some time here in Melbourne,[…]

David P. Ehrlich PLM Series

David P. Ehrlich PLM Series National Release Set for June 9th at the Underground Cigar Shop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30,  2018 West Bridgewater, MA,– MLB Cigar Ventures, the boutique cigar company with the highly touted cigar brands, Imperia and David P. Ehrlich, today announced the National Release of it’s second cigar blend under the David P. Ehrlich brand name. The David P. Ehrlich PLM Series will be formally released at the[…]

Jonathan Drew

Drew Estate Announces 2018 Barn Smoker Dates

For all you Drew Estate Fans and others that are interested, the company has announced the 2018 Barn Smoker dates and venues.  According the press release this week there will be 5 Barn Smoker events this year: Florida Barn Smoker in Clermont, FL on May 19th, 2018 Pennsylvania Barn Smoker in Strasburg, PA on June[…]

FDA Alert!!

From the International Premium Cigars and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Association The FDA has finally published its long awaited notice on premium cigars. The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) was released earlier today, and as anticipated, seeks input from industry, other stakeholders and the public on if and how the agency should define and regulate premium cigars differently[…]

Fratello Cigars Announces German Distribution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Springfield, VA (March 27, 2018) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Cigars newest distribution partner in Germany Klaus Kleinlagel.  The Kleinlagel family has been in the cigar industry since 1916 and headquartered in Bruchsal Germany since 1946. “We are very excited to be partnering with Klaus & Martina Kleinlagel. […]

1502 XO Lancero

1502 Cigars Announces the XO Lancero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March, 12 2017 For all  you Lancero fans out there, Enrique Sánchez, founder of Global Premium Cigars the 1502 Cigar brand has announced today that the company will be shipping the next vitola in the limited 1502 XO line. The latest release of the 1502 XO, will be a 7 x 40 box pressed[…]

Cornelius & Anthony and Espinosa Cigars will Raffle off a Smoking Shed

In the world of cigar enthusiasts we all  look for a place to enjoy our fine cigars. Here in Florida that is not too hard as the garage can sub for a smoking lounge, at least during the fall through early spring. Of course, summer is brutal with humidity and heat. In most of the[…]

Jose Dominguez Signature Series

United Cigars adds the Jose Dominguez Signature Series Cigars to Portfolio

Nashua, NH, (Friday, FEBRUARY 23, 2018) – United Cigars announced today they will be adding the Jose Dominguez Signature Series Cigars to their portfolio beginning immediately. In the company’s press release, Oliver Nivaud, Director of Sales at United Cigars stated: “Jose Dominguez has been blending and producing nationally recognized brands for other people for over[…]

Heather Callahan

Felix Assouline Cigars Welcomes Heather Callahan as Director of Sales and Marketing

St. Petersburg, FL – Feb. 23, 2018 – Felix Assouline, founder of Felix Assouline Cigars, announced that Heather Callahan has joined the company as its new director of sales and marketing. Her main office will remain in St. Petersburg. “I was very humbled when Felix invited me to be a key component in the growth[…]