Blanco and Martinez-Cuenca Team Up for Joya de Nicaragua

May 18, 2012

Two cigar industry legends, Jose Blanco and Dr. Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca have teamed up to create a new brand. Read more...

General Cigar To Give Away Hoyo de Monterrey Cigars

May 18, 2012

General Cigar Company has launched a new website for their Hoyo de Monterrey brand, and will sponsor a major giveaway to celebrate. Read more...

New Branding from La Flor Dominicana

May 18, 2012

Litto Gomez' La Flor Dominicana brand, created in the mid-1990s is getting re-branded prior to the upcoming IPCPR trade show. Read more...

Cruise Lines Tighten Smoking Regs

January 27, 2012

Four Cruise lines have recently tightened their regulations further limiting the ability of passengers to smoke aboard ship, reports Arlene Satchel of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Read more...

Edgar Cullman

August 31, 2011

Cigar Weekly member Zman, brings a short reminder of the life of cigar industrly legend Edgar Cullman. This remembrance was taken from Zman's posts in the Smokin Post, Cigar Weekly Community Forums and Discussion Groups. Read more...

Jose Blanco now Senior VP at Joya de Nicaragua

August 31, 2011

The esteemed José Blanco, the former director of sales for La Aurora has moved from the Dominican Republic to Nicaragua. Blanco, 61, retired from the oldest cigar company in the Dominican in June after 29 years with company. At the time, it was believed Blanco would not stay idle long and today, Dr. Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca announced that Blanco was joining Nicaragua’s oldest cigar company as Senior Vice President. Read more...

Cigars Put Out at Masters Possible

August 01, 2011

The IPCPR has weighed in on the possible closing of cigar and smoking ban exemptions in Richmond County, which would affect Augusta. Read more...

IPCPR Supports St. Louis Tobacconists

July 28, 2011

Tobacconists in St. Louis, Missouri, are still in danger it seems. Despite exemptions and other delays to the local smoking ban, it seems the County Council is trying, again, to undermine them. The following report, from Tony Tortorici and Chris McCalla, spokesmen for the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association hashes out the details, and possible outcomes. Cigar Weekly receieved this notice via electronic mail. Read more...

IPCPR Announces Best of Show

July 20, 2011

Each year, the IPCPR grades all its exhibitors. Here are the "Best in Show." Read more...

General Cigar Company Release List of New Items

July 19, 2011

General Cigar Company releases list of all new items presented at the 2011 IPCPR Association trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more...

General Cigars Donates to Mr. Las Vegas and USO

July 19, 2011

Cigar Giant General Cigar Company and the IPCPR are stepping up to the aid of the U.S.O. Las Vegas and have donated $20,000 in an event at the IPCPR Show featuring U.S.O. representative Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton. Read more...

Shuriken Cutter by Cigar Tech

July 19, 2011

Year-old Cigar Tech brings many new products to market, this year at the IPCPR Convention and Trade Show. The most spectacular being the Shuriken. Says CEO Belinda Doyle, "The mission of my company is to provide the same innovation, quality, value, and excitement to the accessory category that exists in the cigar category, one brand at a time." Read more...

Urbano Corojo

July 18, 2011

Urbano Cigars, a Tampa-based boutique cigar company, announces it's new cigar, the Urbano Corojo. Read more...

Berger and Argenti Entubar V32

July 14, 2011

Another Entubar offering from Berger & Argenti, this time a Nicaraguan puro. Read more...

Gurkha Announces Three New Brands

July 13, 2011

Less than a week from the start of the 2011 IPCPR Trade Show, Gurkha sends word of its new offerings. Read more...

My Father Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition

July 13, 2011

My Father comes out, today, with an addition to their first cigar named for company president/owner Jaime Garcia, with this the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition 2011 Read more...

Puros Indios Unveils New 2012 Series

July 12, 2011

When Don Rolando Reyes and his family decide to do something new, they go all out. Instead of one new line, or venture, they are bringing three to market. Read more...

My Father Le Bijou 1922 Box-Pressed Torpedo

July 07, 2011

My Father Cigar Company, owned and operated by the Garcia Family will introduce TWO new items at the IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, later this month. Read more...

New Gran Habano STK Zulu Zulu

July 07, 2011

George Rico's "personal blend" comes to market with the first size, Zulu Zulu, being a limited edition. Proceeds from sales will go to Invisible Children charity. Read more...

Entubar CRV from Berger and Argenti

June 29, 2011

More new cigars leading up to the IPCPR Association Trade Show in Las Vegas. This time, Miami-based Berger and Argenti release their new offering in the Entubar line. Read more...

Fonseca CXX Anniversary

June 24, 2011

In honor of the creation of Fonseca cigars in 1891 the Quesada Family and their S.A.G. Imports brings forth the Fonseca CXX Anniversary. Read more...

Tosa Cigar Company and Website Premiere

June 17, 2011

Making a splash on social networking sites is a new company, its website, and first cigar line. Tosa Cigar is a collaboration with Toraño Family Cigars Read more...

Torano and Leccia Team Created

June 15, 2011

The Toraño family announced that they have reached a distribution agreement with Sam Leccia's new company. Read more...

Heard in the Humidor for August 27, 2010

August 31, 2010

Highlights of the week in cigars and smoking from CigarCyclopedia.com For the week of August 30-September 3, 2010 Read more...

Berger and Argenti Entubar Quad Maduro

August 26, 2010

In it's coverage of the IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans, Cigar Weekly was able to sample the new Quad Maduro line of Berger & Argenti's Entubar brand, which was introduced in 2009 at this same event. Read more...

IPCPR - Bayou Style!

August 16, 2010

Cigar Weekly Contributing Editor Frank Seltzer (Mowee) brings his impressions, high points and low points of this year's International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show from New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more...

2009 IPCPR Wrap-up

August 16, 2009

CW Contributing Editor Frank Seltzer (Mowee) offers his unique perspective on the 2009 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers' trade show from New Orleans. Read more...

Berger and Argenti Brand to Debut

August 06, 2009

A new collaboration results in the creation of the Berger & Argenti brand, along with a revamping of the Argent brothers Exile brands. Read more...

CAO to Be Exclusive Distributor for Torano and Dunhill

December 04, 2007

December 4, 2007 Also, more developments in the cigar industry, CAO International has announced a distribution partnership with Carlos Toraño, Inc. Both concerns, "are pleased to announce that the companies have entered into a strategic distribution agreement whereby CAO will become the exclusive U.S. distributor for all Carlos Toraño Cigar brands. At the same time, CAO will also become the exclusive distributor for all Dunhill Cigar brands. The agreement will be effective January 2, 2008." CAO was purchased by European tobacco giant Henry Wintermans in early 2007. Read more...