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VODCast: Cigar Tobaccos and What They Taste Like

This week on The Cigar Authority broadcasting live from the Toscano Sound Stage in Salem, New Hampshire… We look to redeem ourselves from the last time Dave left one of us in charge of the show. Dave will check in with Ed Sullivan and this week we dig into the history and flavor characteristics of specific tobaccos. In the first hour we light up the RoMaCraft Cromagnon Aquitaine Pestera Muierilar, from The Cigar Authority Care […]

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Office of Management and Budget Against HR 2339 – Bill That Would Ban Online Cigar Sales

Yesterday the House of Representatives passed a resolution that cleared the way for a vote on HR 2339 that is expected to happen today February 28th, 2020. The vote is expected to pass the legislation on to the Senate, however the Office of Management and Budget released a statement against the bill. The letter states, The Administration opposes H.R. 2339. The Administration is encouraged by legislative efforts to protect American youth from the harms of […]

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Senate Passes 2020 Spending Bill Which Includes Tobacco 21 *Update*

For the past couple of years states and cities have taken it upon themselves to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. In the midst of the impeachment hearings, the 2020 Budget was crafted in the dead of night. Included in this document which was over 2,300 pages long was a measure that would raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. The budget which now heads to the desk of President Donald Trump will remove […]

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VODCast: Cigar Industry Prediction Show

It’s one of the most popular shows every year and we expect this year to be no different. It’s the Cigar Industry Prediction show. We see so many reps, sales managers and brand owners over the course of the year and we hear more then our fair share of rumors. Some of them can quickly be written off, but some of them might just hold some truth to them. This year we make our prediction […]

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Vodcast: Cigars Italian Style with Michael Cappellini of Toscano Cigars

When Barry & Mr. Jonathan away Dave accepts the challenge. He’s going to host to show solo with Ed Sullivino in the producers chair. But have no fear, he has a special guest lined up as we welcome Michael Cappellini of Toscano Cigars to the show. We will fire up two cigars from Toscano on the show including to Toscano Antico from The Cigar Authority Care Package. We will also light up a cigar that […]

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Day 2 IPCPR 2019: Drew Newman of JC Newman

In 1910, The American was the first cigar brand rolled in J.C. Newman’s El Reloj factory when it opened in Ybor City, Florida. We caught up with Drew Newman who tells us about the 100% American made cigar that we hope will reach retailers soon as it is believe that 50 accounts nationwide will be selected to receive the cigar in the coming months. The tobacco, boxes, stain, bands, cliche’ and everything about the cigar […]

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Maine Legislators Introduce Bill To Raise Tobacco Tax 305%

The state of Maine has seen House Bill LD 1028 introduced that seeks to raise the tobacco tax on cigars 305%. In the state of Maine cigars are currently taxed at a rate of 20% of the wholesale price, the new proposal would change that to 81%. Under the new bill a cigar with an MSRP of $10.00 which currently retails in Maine at $12.00 would climb to an insane $18.10. The bill is sponsored […]

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VODCast: Exploring the Rich History of Connecticut Tobacco With Nick R. Agua

When you think of cigar tobacco you think of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua but there is a rich history of tobacco grown for cigars right here in the United States of America. Today we explore the Connecticut River Valley with Nicholas Melillo who has his company, Foundation Cigars based in The Constitution State. We will do this with one of the newest cigars in his portfolio the Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142. Master […]

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FDA Extending Ingredient Listing by 6 Months

This afternoon the FDA announced via its twitter feed that it was extending the compliance deadline for submitting ingredient listings for deemed tobacco products by 6 months. The move comes a little over two weeks after they announced they would be delaying the listing for people in areas affected by hurricanes flooding and fires. News of the delay came this morning from a major manufacturer who confirmed the news with IPCPR. Then at 2pm eastern time, […]

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Byron 19th Century Grand Poemas Burn

Byron Siglo Serie 19th Century Grand Poemas Cigar Review

The Byron Siglo Series 19 Century Grand Poemas comes to us from Nelson Alfonso’s Selected Tobacco who also makes Atabey and Bandelero. The Byron 19th Century is a line extension of sorts as the cigar now comes in stunning 25 count limited edition humidors. The cigars inside have been aging since 2012 and only 200 humidors were produced this year. We ran the press release prior to the 2017 IPCPR trade show, and these are […]

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