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David Garofalo

La Gianna 30th Anniversary

La Gianna 30th Anniversary Now Shipping To Stores

Hudson, NH – United Cigars is proud to announce the highly anticipated La Gianna Havana 30th Anniversary, is now shipping to stores. The La Gianna Havana 30th Anniversary pays homage to the brand’s illustrious history, dating back to its inception in 1994 to celebrate the birth of David Garofalo’s daughter. Now, three decades later, this limited-edition masterpiece emerges from the Agroindustria Diadema Factory in Honduras, showcasing a legacy of refinement and class. King Midas would […]

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Balancing Cause and Effect

The Cigar Industry: Balancing Cause and Effect

The Cigar Industry: Balancing Cause and Effect An Editorial by David Garofalo In the complex web of the cigar industry, cause and effect play a pivotal role, shaping the landscape and influencing trends. Newton’s Third Law of Motion, which suggests that every action has an equal and opposite reaction, finds significance in the dynamics of today’s cigar marketplace. The recent disruptions in the cigar industry, characterized by soaring prices can be studied through the lens […]

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2024 State of the Cigar Industry

2024 State of the Cigar Industry Address

This week it’s the 2024 State of the Cigar Industry Address on The Cigar Authority. This is one of our most popular shows every year! What trends did Dave discover in 2023? Is the cigar industry better or worse since last year? You’ll have to watch to find out! We’ll be smoking a West Tampa White Toro. Enjoy the 2024 State of the Cigar Industry Address! Join Mr. Jonathan, David Garofalo and Ed Sullivan as […]

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The Cigar of the Year

The Cigar of the Year – Micallef Black Toro

Celebrating the tradition that began in 1992 by Two Guys Smoke Shop, The Cigar Authority is delighted to announce the prestigious title of “The Cigar of the Year” for 2023, awarded to the Micallef Black Toro. Measuring 6 inches in length with a 52-ring gauge, the Micallef Black Toro captivates with its understated elegance. Crafted by the skilled master blenders, Joel and Edel Gomez-Sanchez of Micallef Cigars, this exceptional cigar boasts a rich blend of […]

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Atabey Black Ritos

Cigar Review: Atabey Black Ritos

Atabey Black Ritos started off as the idea of Oliver Nivaud from United Cigar, later turned into a discussion with Nelson Alfonso, and pushed over the line by Nelson Alfonso, Jr., the very first NFT cigar was born.  On April 1, 2021, what some believed to be an April Fools joke was real, or kind of.   OpenSea, a digital NFT trading platform, still unknown to most of the cigar community, Atabey Black Ritos came […]

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Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana Solis

I rarely do formal cigar reviews for The Cigar Authority, I have people for that (Hi Barry), but coming back from the PCA Cigar Trade Show 12 days ago with Covid and smoking no cigars in a week, I found my palate ultra-sensitive. I hear that some people lose their sense of taste and smell as a symptom from the Covid virus, but I think the opposite happened to me, so why waste it. I […]

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Cigar Review: Garofalo La Famiglia Sun Grown Robusto

United Cigars has begun shipping Garofalo La Famiglia following the press release of the new Garofalo La Famiglia in December of 2020.  The new Garofalo La Famiglia is a special collaboration between New England retailer David Garofalo and Nick Perdomo, Jr., president, and CEO of Perdomo Cigars. “Making a special line of cigars for my close friend, David Garofalo, is an honor for the Perdomo family,” states Nick Perdomo, Jr. “The original Garofalo Legacy Series has been a […]

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Two Guys Smoke Shop’s 36th Anniversary Scheduled for September 16, 2021

Two Guys Smoke Shop celebrates their time in the premium cigar business each year with a gala event they call their Anniversary Party. Two Guys Smoke Shop has been doing this since they began their business in 1985 and with cigar lovers around the world. This is the premier event, the must see show, and there are lots of reasons for that. Two Guys Smoke Shop, the world’s largest volume, independently owned and operated cigar […]

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As I See It – Altria (Philip Morris) To Sell Premium Cigar Division of Nat Sherman – David Garofalo Editorial

(Oct 23, 2019) – I can’t say that I was surprised or unhappy for the overall good of the entire cigar industry, but as predicted and expected, Altria Group, after just 1,000 days since purchasing Nat Sherman will sell off the Premium cigar segment of the operation. Altria is the parent company of Philip Morris. In January of 2017 Altria purchased Nat Sherman, a luxury cigarette company who also owned and operated a premium cigar division […]

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Banned in Boston… The War on Tobacco Continues – A David Garofalo Editorial

BANNED IN BOSTON… THE WAR ON TOBACCO CONTINUES Another Editorial by David Garofalo It’s Columbus Day, a day to celebrate the discovery of Tobacco and Cigars, and a day to discover why there is a war against tobacco. A few weeks ago, the Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker placed a four-month ban on all vaping products in response to the popularity of e-cigarettes and after nine people died in the United States from a mysterious […]

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