• Cigar Review: JRE Tobacco Co. Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto – Rated 95
    by bostonjimmie on March 29, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    For those that are not familiar with Aladino Cigars, it is a brand under the JRE Tobacco Co. that was founded founded by Julio R. Eiroa and his son Justo M. Eiroa. Back in 2018, the company introduced a limited edition blend known as the Aladino Corojo Reserva, a cigar that was offered in a Read more about Cigar Review: JRE Tobacco Co. Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto – Rated 95

  • Davis, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Sales
    by Patrick Lagreid on March 29, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    This week, the Davis City Council unanimously passed the second reading of an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco near the end of the coming summer. The ban will go into effect on Sept. 1, giving retailers within the city time to sell off existing stock, though given the state’s current directive The post Davis, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Sales appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Villiger do Brasil Claro Toro
    by Patrick Lagreid on March 28, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    At the 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) in January, Villiger Cigars North America rolled out a new pair of cigars that both celebrates the brand’s new home in Brazil but also references the company’s history of more than 130 years. Named do Brasil—which means of Brasil in Portuguese—both cigars are Brazilian puros, one a Claro version The post Villiger do Brasil Claro Toro appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Pupil – Rated 95
    by bostonjimmie on March 28, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Introduced at the 2020 Tobacco Plus Expo Trade Show, the Ventura Cigars Pupil is the milder side of the two blend extension to the company’s Archetype line. The other was the Master which I reviewed last month. The company explains this new series as being: “Inspired by the studies of both Sigmund Freud and Karl Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Pupil – Rated 95

  • Edición Regional Punch Mantua Italia 2018
    by Press Release on March 28, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Diadema S.p.a., the Habanos importer in Italy, recently launched the Edición Regional Punch Mantua.

  • Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes
    by bostonjimmie on March 27, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    As of the weekend of March 20-22, the cigar community has seen a tremendous spike among cigar enthusiasts who have started herfing with brothers and sisters of the leaf from all parts of the United States. “Virtual Herfing” isn’t a new phenomenon, but the sudden spike in use of technology due to the Corona Virus Read more about Lifestyle:Virtual Herfs, The New Temporary Normal – By Mike Holmes

  • Cigar News: Hiram & Solomon Cigars Letter to the Industry
    by bostonjimmie on March 27, 2020 at 8:54 pm
  • Seven Factories in Nicaragua Shut Down Due to Coronavirus (Update)
    by Charlie Minato on March 27, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    As of Monday, Nicaragua’s largest factory will be closed due to concerns about the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Drew Estate became the first large factory to announce that it was shutting down, a move that is likely to cause other Nicaraguan factories to evaluate whether they can continue to remain open. So far, seven factories have The post Seven Factories in Nicaragua Shut Down Due to Coronavirus (Update) appeared first on halfwheel.

  • La Palina Adds White Label as TAA Exclusive
    by Patrick Lagreid on March 27, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    This May, a new exclusive cigar from La Palina is scheduled to arrive on the shelves of Tobacconists’ Association of America retailers. At the TAA’s meeting this week, the company announced the La Palina White Label, a 6 x 50 toro vitola that uses a Honduran-grown Connecticut seed wrapper, a binder from Mexico’s San Andrés The post La Palina Adds White Label as TAA Exclusive appeared first on halfwheel.

  • Five Questions: Jorge Padrón, Padrón Cigars
    by Cigar Aficionado on March 27, 2020 at 6:34 pm