Gran Habano Expands Portfolio to Include Gran Reserva #5 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2018 Gran Habano Cigars has announced they will be expanding their cigar portfolio to include the new Gran Reserva #5 2012 which will be presented at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas in July. This cigar will be similar to the Gran Reserva #5 2011. The date 2012 refers to the year that[…]

Fratello Cigars Announces New Director of Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRATELLO CIGARS HIRES DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS   Springfield, VA (June 14, 2018) – Omar de Frias is proud to announce the hiring of Shannon Strang as the new Director of Operations for Fratello Cigars.  The Pittsburgh native comes to Fratello with a wealth of experience in accounting, business development, logistics and customer[…]

Gran Habano Announces Blue in Green Cigar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2018 Gran Habano Cigars will be showcasing their new Blue in Green cigar at this years IPCPR.  The name of this cigar is a nod to George Rico’s favorite Miles Davis song of the same name. The song is the third tune on Miles Davis’ 1959 album, Kind of Blue. Blue in[…]

Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions – June 15, 2018

Welcome to the 5th installment of the Stogie Press “Last Weeks Cigar Social Media News and Questions”, where Boston Jimmie scours the world-wide web of cigars and summarizes relevant news and questions of the past week. On the following Monday, my friend Kap Kaplowitz then shreds my writing and puts his unique commentary on select[…]

Hiram and Solomon Cigars Announces Veiled Prophet Toro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June, 13 2018 Due to the great demand and success of the original Veiled Prophet introduction, Hiram & Solomon Cigars, are proud to announce the NEW limited production of the Veiled Prophet in the 6 x 54 Toro size! The new Veiled Prophet Toro is constructed with the same top quality and[…]

Ventura Cigars Sets Dates and Locations for Fathers, Friends, and Fire events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 Ventura Cigars Company (VCC) has announced the dates and locations for their upcoming Fathers, Friends, and Fire events. According to the release:: “Held throughout the month of June, the Fathers, Friends, and Fire events are festive affairs, offering attendees the opportunity to meet, take a photo, and smoke with[…]

Villiger Cigars Continues to Expand in 2018

As reported on the Villiger Cigars North America Facebook Page, the company has added South East Regional Sales Manager. The company has tapped the semi-pro baseball player, Roger Peña to fill the new position. The post notes that Peña  was born in the Dominican Republic and “embodies Dominican culture, as his passion burns for baseball, and of course,[…]

Villiger Do Brasil

VILLIGER CIGARS OPENS NEW FACTORY IN BRAZIL “VILLIGER DO BRASIL”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami, Florida) May 17, 2018—Villiger Cigars continues global growth, with the opening of its new factory in Brazil, Villiger Do Brasil (which translates from Portuguese to “Villiger of Brazil”). Heinrich Villiger was present at the opening of the new factory, marking the next evolution of a long relationship between Villiger Cigars and[…]

US Congress

Premium Cigar Amendment added to the FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill

Today the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations adopted an amendment to the FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill  that was proposed by Congressmen Cole and Bishop. The amendment adds bill language to modernize the February 2007 predicate date for certain tobacco products. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 29-20. If it remains in the[…]

Kaplowitz Radio to Offer – Cigar News Powered by Stogie Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 Kaplowitz, Owner of Kaplowitz Media and James (Boston Jimmie) Vita, Editor and Publisher of Stogie Press have reached a collaborative agreement to share a special news segment on the weekly Kaplowitz Radio podcast. The new segment will feature the latest addition to Stogie Press where the online publication will[…]

VENTURA CIGAR COMPANY CELEBRATES THREE ESSENTIALS WITH NATIONWIDE EVENTS

Fathers, Friends, & Fire FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2018 –  Celebrating the bond of fatherhood and friendship, Ventura Cigar Company is partnering with key Tobacconists and Smoke Shops across the nation for Fathers, Friends, and Fire, a series of events aimed at sharing stories, experiences, and the love of premium cigars and pipe tobacco. Held[…]

Ventura Cigars Sage Advice

Ventura Cigar Company Continues its Growth with Marketing Talent – Brian Massey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2018 – Continuing to fill its marketing team with industry specialists, the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased to announce Brian Massey’s arrival to the group. Brian will be working under Michael Giannini, who was recently appointed to General Manager of VCC. The cigar industry is no stranger to Brian Massey,[…]

Drew Estate announces the pre-release of Liga Privada No. 9 CORONA VIVA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — Miami FL – Drew Estate announces the pre-release of Liga Privada No. 9 CORONA VIVA exclusively for the Cigars International Super-Store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania for the 15th annual CIGARfest. The #9 Corona Viva blend features: Wrapper – Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Binder – Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina[…]

Southern Draw Cigars & Famous Smoke Shop to release Rose of Sharon Perfecto – IGNITE project release #2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Austin, Texas – APRIL 30, 2018. IGNITE project release #2 will be an exciting new size for the award-winning Rose of Sharon. The medium bodied blend was blessed as: 2017 #1 Cigar of the Year by Stogie Geeks (Joe D.) 2017 #1 Cigar of the Year by Tuesday Night Cigar Club 2017[…]