This past Friday the Cigar Media Association of which David Garofalo and The Cigar Authority are members of released their awards for the year. With Garofalo at the JC Newman/Fuentes sales meeting as a guest speaker and yours truly on a little weekend get away we are a little late to the party.
So without further adieu, if you haven’t seen it already:
Cigar Media Association Cigar of the Year: Illusione Fume D’Amour
Cigar Media Association Brand of the Year: Crowned Heads
Cigar Media Association Member of the Year: Cigar Dojo
Cigar of the Year:
When the votes came in, there were cigars here and there that were receiving the Cigar of the Year vote by members of the association, but the one cigar that was consistently ranking well, if not first, by the members of the Cigar Media Association was Fume D’Amour. It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2014 Cigar Media Association Award for Cigar of the Year goes to Illusione Cigars for Fume D’Amour.
Brand of the Year:
There were a lot of brands, both big and small, and new and old, that had a great 2014 year. In fact, there were so many that the votes were very close at times in terms of who would receive this award. But the end of the day though, the 14 members of the Cigar Media Association voted and the votes kept pointing to one brand. It is our honor to announce that the 2014 Cigar Media Association Award for Brand of the Year Award goes to Crowned Heads.