In part two of a five part video series, CLE takes us into their factory in Danli, Honduras to show us how they retrofitted it for safety due to COVID-19. The new changes ensure the safety of their factory workers, families and consumers. During the shut down the company worked on a new manual for bio-security protocols and today they take you behind the scene to show you these measures.
Back in the day I ran a cigar blog by another name. It’s a blog that allowed me to carve out a career in the cigar industry. Back when PCA was known as IPCPR we ran into a lot of resistance from retailers and manufacturers about being allowed into the show where we helped create buzz around the newest releases. Back then Dave was on the board of IPCPR and he went to bat for […]
It’s the eve before the opening of the last ever IPCPR Trade show. No the show isn’t coming to a close, but in 2020 the IPCPR will have a new name as we reported before anyone else last week. Over the next few days we invite you to check back often as we meet with some of the top manufacturers and their representatives as we bring to you information and a first look at some […]
On Sunday night, Fox News aired a story on how FDA regulation is severely threatening America’s historic premium cigar industry. The piece was filmed at J.C. Newman’s 109-year-old cigar factory in Tampa, Florida and features Eric and Bobby Newman describing J.C. Newman’s efforts to seek relief from FDA regulation. As cigar smokers we appreciate the efforts of cigar makers like JC Newman for keeping this story in the public eye. For those interested in the […]
As of Wednesday we really had no idea what we would plan for the show, but on Thursday we came up with it. It’s the holiday season, so we will take a look at the world’s most expensive cigars, FDA updates and the latest issue of Cigar Journal. Come join David Garofalo, Mr. Jonathan and Barry Stein for The Cigar Authority, the definitive podcast on everything cigars! Next Show: The World’s Most Expensive Cigars
I will be the first person to admit that I never heard of Don Benigno before I moved to New Hampshire, and I suspect I many not be alone. Don Benigno cigars was created 17 years ago in Costa Rica, but the story of Don Benigno and this family’s history in tobacco began generations ago. Don Benigno Arronte was born in the 1950 in Pinar Del Rio which is right in the middle of the […]
Debonaire Cigars were intimately developed out of the passion to experience the perfect cigar at the hands of Philip S. Zanghi III, founder of Indian Tabac Cigar Company and Daniel Sinclair, founder of Durfort Holdings. Debonaire is the culmination of 20 years of research and development to produce the finest premium cigar on the market today. We incorporate the finest, darkest, air cured tobacco from the most superior tobacco crops of Central America and the […]
One of our first stops at IPCPR was with Rafael Nodal from Boutique Blends, the maker of Aging Room and Swag Cigars. The newest cigar from this highly rated company is La Boheme which comes in 3 sizes. Poeta 5.75 x 54 Pittore 5 1/8 x 52 Musico 6.25 x 60 The cigars feature an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and should be available shortly after the trade show.