There is a lounge in North Haven, Connecticut called North of Havana which recently celebrated it’s First Anniversary with a Pig Roast and La Flor Dominicana Event. Since North Haven isn’t too far from where I live, and pork, cigars, and beer sounds like a great night, I decided that it would be a good [...]
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Studio Square and Rocky Patel have joined forces to bring cigar enthusiasts everywhere an event that will leave even the biggest aficionados in awe. On September 13th, from 5:30PM – 9:30PM, guests will experience an evening of limited run Rocky Patel cigars, a decadent menu of choice cuts and raw bar items from the recently [...]
Brick House Bash Events are happening at Brick & Mortar Cigar Shops nationwide to promote the J.C. Newman Brick House cigar. I’ve found the Brick House to be a pleasant, fairly priced Nicaraguan puro and it was reviewed here. From the J.C. Newman website Tampa, Florida’s celebrated heritage as the Fine Cigar Capital of the [...]
Today marks the start of the second week of our Hoyo De Monterrey Reposado En Cedros give away! Incase you missed the details in the first weeks post here is how the contest will work. Each week, for five weeks, we will give away two 3 packs of Hoyo De Monterrey Reposado En Cedros to two [...]
Last week we started a contest which will span the next 5 weeks to give away some Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado En Cedros 3 packs plus a Hoyo De Monterrey Reposado En Cedros Inmersion display case! You can read the full details on the contest here. The first weeks winners just had to read the two recent [...]
Alright! Happy Friday everyone. I’m gonna run a little contest today because I am so proud to have the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Connecticut New England Release at my Butthead’s Tobacco Emporium in Danbury, CT. The Jaime Garcia R/E Connecticut is the Connecticut Shade brother of the current maduro version. This cigar smokes with the [...]
Habana Palooza is a yearly event put together by Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe, and is one of the biggest cigar events in the area. It is coming up on May, 9, 2012 in Albany, NY at the Washington Armory and you can buy tickets here. So what is Habana Palooza? For over 15 years Habana [...]
(Miami, FL) December 27, 2011 Toraño Family Cigar Co. partnered up with media sponsors Cigar Snob Magazine, Social Florida Magazine, and South Florida Luxury Magazine along with local radio station 880 AM The Biz for the second annual Toraño Family Holiday Toy Drive this past Wednesday, December 7. This toy drive benefits Neat Stuff for [...]
As the fall weather began to take hold in the Northeast the stage was set for the 5th Delaware Cigar Festival, organized by Gary Griffith. Gary who is associated with Cigar-ette City and the creator of Emilio and Grimalkin cigars put on a clinic on how a cigar festival should be run.
The event was held at Delaware Park under cloudy skies with the likes of Arielle Ditkowich, brand manager for La Sirena Cigars, Eddie Ortega from EO Brands, Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars and numerous reps from Rocky Patel, JC Newman, Drew Estate, Altadis, Oliva, Kristoff, Perdomo, La Flor Dominicana, Cigar Rights of America, Miami Cigar, General Cigar and The Cigar Agency.
It looks like there’s some buzz about this year’s “Little Puff” in Washington DC. The little puff is only little name and it’s actually kind of a big deal:
The “Little Puff” is Draper’s signature fundraiser, an intimate gathering of cigar lovers (limited to 300 people). Proceeds from ticket sales and the auction benefit three local academic scholarships (The Erik Kristensen Memorial Scholarship in honor of a Navy SEAL killed in action; The Pat Krimm Scholarship & The Anne Berman Memorial Scholarship).
Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13, 2011
Anticipation continues to grow for the first large-scale cigar event to be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee: the 2011 Tweet-Up. The event is being hosted by Burns Tobacconist and the Chattanooga Billiards Club, with two locations in the city; and is being organized and promoted by members of two popular cigar blogs: the Tiki Bar Online and Stogie Review.
This past week our friends at Primo Cigar Shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico hosted their first annual golf tournament. The event which took place on July 12th at the Marty Sanchez golf course featured a shotgun start and 18 holes under blue skies with cotton like clouds in the distance over the the mountains of Sante Fe.
The event which cost $75 per person covered the cost of greens fees, cart and also included tees, balls, and premium cigars courtesy of the shop. After the event everyone headed back to the shop to enjoy a BBQ, Beverages and of course more cigars from the well stocked humidor which recently just had to add more shelves for the ever growing stock.
Video & Winners after the jump…
Great things are happening at Nat Sherman’s flagship store.
Last week on Thursday, acigarsmoker.com was at Nat Sherman, hanging out with Dr. Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca – the president of Joya de Nicaragua (JDN) cigars. When I got to the Nat Sherman Flagship, Pat Felitti (the Master of Hospitality) greeted and escorted me to their exclusive Johnson Club – where I briefly met up with Michael Herklots (now in charge of Nat Sherman’s brand).
Tobacco has been in the news recently (with the expansion of the New York City smoking ban). Here’s something that Cigar companies that are not getting the same amount of press. These companies are actually proactively giving back to the community. For example, in response to the devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri recently, the Montecristo Relief Organization immediately donated $25,000 to provide vital aid to victims and to recovery assistance.
Memorial day is for remembering those who sacrificed for our Freedom. Hope yours was very relaxing. Today, I bring to you cigar news from all over the world. We take a look at the NYC smoking ban after a week, big changes in La Aurora, French and Chinese cigars, and more.
Come on inside, and read all about it in the Monday News Roundup
Barry has been unable to post in the last few days because his Internet is going through intermittent disruptions. In the meantime, here is some food for thought: New York Times takes a good look at the new smoking Ban; About.com reviews a new offering from Villager Stokkebye, and we bring you pictures from Central Park’s last legal Saturday Herf.
Due to modem issues with Verizon at my home office there will be no review today, however there is an event taking place today that all smokers in NYC should attend. With the smoking ban in place that prohibits us from lighting up in a park, at the beach or in a pedestrian mall such as Times Square it is important that we stand together today, as one.
According to William Paley,
This past week I took a flight out of New York to escape for a while with some friends in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico. A place I’ve been to once before that had me eager to return. With the mountains in every direction and low humidity I was able to kick back and relax while taking part in the re-branding/re-opening of Primo Cigar Shop. The shop which is open daily from 11-7 features a walk in humidor full of the top brands and a large selection of pipes and pipe tobacco is truly heaven on earth when the surroundings are taken into consideration.
Wow, what a great event last night at the Metropolitan Society in New Jersey. As an Altadis cigar VIP (via John Conroy), I got a chance to meet the legendary Jose Seijas, vice president & general manager, Tabalcerla de Garcia (an Altadis company).
José made all of us feel special by giving an impromptu, but extraordinarily informative, presentation/Q&A session about his role at his cigar factory. In the world of premium cigars, there are only a few people who are peers with Master Blender José Seijas. Some say that José is to Altadis, the same way Benji Menendez is to General Cigar.
The glorious aroma of fine luxury tobacco can be detected from an entire block away. I felt a bit like Toucan Sam as I followed my nose to the third annual Kentucky Derby celebration at Eleven Madison Park. Once I got there, I realized that the cigar smoking lounge was situated right at the front entrance of the party. At the lounge, there was a cocktail bar and…