Drew Newman

Cigar News: Drew Newman testified alongside Premium Cigar Association President John Anderson.

This morning, the U.S. Small Business Administration held a public roundtable on the regulation of premium cigars at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Fourth generation cigar maker Drew Newman testified alongside Premium Cigar Association President John Anderson.  Drew described his family’s 124-year history of rolling premium cigars.   Using The American as an example, he explained how Read more about Cigar News: Drew Newman testified alongside Premium Cigar Association President John Anderson.[…]

Cigar News: CigarCon Delayed till 2021

The Premium Cigar Association announced today that plans for holding a consumer event tied to the annual trade show will be postponed till at least 2021. PCA President, John Anderson stated in today’s press release: “Our goal in announcing CigarCon at our 2019 trade show was to elicit feedback and have the conversations surrounding a Read more about Cigar News: CigarCon Delayed till 2021[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: A.C.E. Prime Cigars

There was a lot of buzz leading up to, and during, the Premium Cigar Association trade show this year about a new cigar company called A.C.E. Prime, a cigar distribution company. The name stands for ‘A Cuban Experience’. The company is a vertically integrated operation that was formed by: NBA Champion – Tiago Splitter Sommelier – Luciano Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: A.C.E. Prime Cigars[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: Rock-A-Feller Cigars

After a few days working the floor of the 2019 Premium Cigar Association trade show, I finally caught up with Kevin Schweitzer and the Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group (VCRG). Kevin and his company have been moving the needle ever since he acquired the brand a few years ago. As a previous gold and silver trader, Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Rock-A-Feller Cigars[…]

Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Ships La Mandarria

Casa Cuevas Cigars, showcased their boldest blend yet – La Mandarria – at the Premium Cigar Association trade show last month. Now you can treat your palate to the “Sledgehammer” as the company announced today, La Mandarria is shipping to retailers. In the press release, Casa Cuevas noted: “La Mandarria brand was born out of Read more about Cigar News: Casa Cuevas Ships La Mandarria[…]

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IPCPR/PCA News: Southern Draw Cigars

This year, Robert Holt and his Southern Draw Cigars family were celebrating 5 years in the premium cigar business and they did it in grand style, as they showcased an array of products at the Premium Cigar Association trade show. Starting with the new Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone, which is the boldest fullest strength cigar the Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Southern Draw Cigars[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: RoMa Craft Tobac and Skip Martin

I was fortunate to get some quality time with Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac at this years Premium Cigar Association trade show. Sitting with Skip is like reading an encyclopedia of cigars. His knowledge of the art, craft, and science of tobacco and cigars is one of the best in the business. What was Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: RoMa Craft Tobac and Skip Martin[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: La Barba Cigars – Welcome to the Party

My first stop at the IPCPR/PCA this year was with Tony Bellato and La Barba Cigars. I was pleased Tony was able to take the time to sit with me for a few minutes before his booth got too crazy. Welcome to the Party. In our discussion, Tony explained to me – La Barba Cigars Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: La Barba Cigars – Welcome to the Party[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: Tarazona Cigars

At this years IPCPR/PCA tradeshow an old face reemerged on the floor, Eddie Tarazona. You may remember Tarazona cigars from a few years ago with his 305, 305 Guerrilla, Revolution 305, and XTC cigar lines. Something New After his hiatus, Eddie is back with a vengeance and this year he brought with him some new Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Tarazona Cigars[…]

IPCPR/PCA News: Casa Cuevas Cigars

At the 2019 IPCPR/PCA trade show I got the opportunity to catch up with Luis Cuevas Jr. to sit down and sample one his newest offerings and talk about whats new. I have known Luis for about 4 years now, originally meeting him on a trip to the Dominican Republic with my good friend Ryan Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: Casa Cuevas Cigars[…]

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IPCPR/PCA News: A Cigar Chat with Lars Tetens – A Renaissance Man

It was the first night of the 2019 IPCPR/PCA Tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV and my Stogie Press associates Steve and Gary joined me at the Alec Bradely/Lars Tetens media party. Of course we just came from the opening party at the Sands Convention Center and I was dressed in black tie and a white Read more about IPCPR/PCA News: A Cigar Chat with Lars Tetens – A Renaissance Man[…]