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September 1, 2011 | By Mario Takeyama
August 16, 2011 | By Mario Takeyama
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Join us Friday, October 7th, 2011, & experience the discovery at Cigar Explorer's "Experience The Discovery" Cigar Rights of America Charity Event.
FOR ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE $150/ticket, WE WILL GIVE A FREE EXTRA CIGAR AT DOOR!!
You will get free 17 premium cigars!!
Also now Ticket for a Couple on sale!! ($200 for one cigar lovers and spouse or friends)
The event starts at 5:30 pm
and will run well into the night. With your entry you will receive a
one year membership to the Cigar Rights of America, 10 premium cigars
from leading manufacturers, and the chance to meet & greet VIP
guests from Cigar industry!!
October 7th, Friday, at Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Downtown, Columbus, Ohio.
private party is co-hosted by the Cigar Rights of America (CRA) and
proceeds from the event will go to support all that they do for the
cigar industry. Cigar Rights of America (CRA): Let Your Voice Be
Heard, Protect Your Freedom to Enjoy Cigars
All of attendees will be members automatically at end of the event. (A $35 value).
Share a delicious Cuban style cuisine
Special VIP guests from cigar industry.
Also Special Guest from another industry!!
*Jeff Topping, Master Blender from Wildscotsman Scotch Whiskey
Not only great food but great drinks (One Drink Ticket Complimentary and Cash Bar)
Live music, Latino Big Band for Latino Jazz
And lets not forget the Twelve (12) FINE PREMIUM CIGARS!
Ticket Price $150 BUY TICKET NOW!!
"One Night Only Special Coupon" $100
for a box of cigars from any participating cigar manufacturers.
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel *Special Rate $109.- available
We have many other things planned, that are yet to be announced.
We want to welcome all our old friends, and make lots of new ones.
So please, come experience the discovery with us,
May 10, 2011 | By Mario Takeyama
For the third straight year, premium cigars AND wine will be
featured in the county’s premiere cigar and wine event: Crush & Roll West.
Hundreds are expected to turn out September 16 and 17 at the Paso Robles
Fairgrounds to taste the best premium wines and cigars in the world. Cigar and
wine tasting and cigar rolling demonstrations will entertain and delight, as
cigar manufacturers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa
Rica will be on hand to provide their hand crafted cigars.
For even more fun, we will feature an exciting inaugural
poker tourney with great prizes. There will also be entertainment, raffles of
cigars, wines and accessories, and educational seminars.
Cost for the 2-day event is just $125 per person and will
include wine and cigar tasting, music, live and silent auctions, raffles,
seminars, a commemorative wine glass, and more.
Crush & Roll is quickly becoming one of the most popular
cigar festivals, and with good reason. It’s attracting COUPLES. Why? Because
the festival attracts wine connoisseurs who find out that they also like
cigars, and cigar aficionados who enjoy vino. "I am always pleasantly
surprised by how many wine drinkers are newly exposed to fine handmade cigars
and how many cigar smokers are newly exposed to premium wines. Each year I
speak to more people who have smoked their very first cigar at our event,"
says David “Doc” Diaz, one of the event promoters. “There are so many
similarities between the two industries: both are harvestable products, both
are blended, fermented, aged, and can be enhanced with proper aging. These are
two artisanal crafts and they make excellent partners.”
The festival is priced right too. Tickets are $125 and get
you cigars, wine, and a one-year complimentary membership to Cigar Rights of
America (one of the event’s sponsors) and all the other festivities of a great
Part of the proceeds for Crush & Roll West will go to
this year’s benefactor: Project Mañana, a non-profit humanitarian organization
dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and
communities through nutrition, education, and guidance.
more information, visit the event website at: http://www.crushandrollwest.com, or
email Christina Fontecchio of The Boss Cigars Arroyo Grande, CA at Christina@crushandrollwest.com
April 17, 2011 | By Mario Takeyama
Richmond, VA--Team La Gloria® presents El Perrito War of Flavors, an
innovative new cigar handcrafted entirely by hand and shaped without a cigar
The cigar’s distinctive name is derived
from a term coined at the El Credito® Cigar Factory in Santiago, DR. El Perrito (translation: little dog) was
created by two cigar factory supervisors (Robert Batista and Juan Almonte) who brought their concept for a small, powerhouse cigar to El Credito’s
Michael Giannini (director of marketing) and Yuri Guillen (director of
manufacturing). The supervisors came to Michael and Yuri, raving about how they
made the cigars and describing the taste experience as a battle of flavors in
the mouth. Michael and Yuri sampled the prototypes and the rest, as they say, is
March 31, 2011 | By Mario Takeyama
Para Japón Virtual Release Party
From the desk of Project Para Japón
29 (Fri), 2011 at ParaJapon.com, with special guest Guillermo Leon,
President of La Aurora and Miami Cigar & Co., La Aurora US exclusive
distributor, will host a virtual release party for the La Aurora benefit for
Japan cigar “Para Japón”.
Date & Time: April 29
(Fri), 2011 from 7PM EST
Live Location: in Miami Cigar &
Streaming via: http://www.paraJapon.com
You can communicate@: Ustream
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December 7, 2010 | By Mario Takeyama
<FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE>
On March 11, 2011, an 8.9-magnitude
earthquake hit the island of Japan -- the biggest earthquake in Japanese
official record. The tsunami that followed caused unprecedented devastation on
a level unseen by the Japanese people since War World II.
The voices and images of desperation have
struck deeply in the hearts and souls of the Dominican people whom, for many
decades, have built a close bond with Japan. La Aurora Cigar Factory has
echoed the expressions of solidarity of its employees and suppliers, and is
glad to announce the creation of a special edition cigar to help the
humanitarian response to this disaster. “We are very pleased to lay our helping
hand to our brothers of Japan by supporting the humanitarian assistance to this
great nation,” says Guillermo Leon, President of La Aurora. “When hurricanes
have struck the Dominican Republic, Japan was there for us,” Leon added.
Proceeds from the sales of this cigar will be donated to the Japan Earthquake
and Tsunami Relief fund through JAPAN TOBACCO IMEX CO. LTD.
The cigar named “Para Japón” or “For
Japan” is a 5” x 50, medium to full bodied vitola, made with selected premium
tobacco leaves. These cigars have been aged during three years and its blend is
something really unique with an exquisite Nicaraguan wrapper. Its package of 25
Sumo Robustos is decorated with special artwork by Mario Takeyama and Dan
Reeve, the design team of CigarExplorer.com. Being involved in this project was
important and personal to Cigar Explorer, as founder Mario is a native of Japan
and still has many friends and family living there.
The “Para Japón” cigar will be available thru
La Aurora distributors on April.
For US market, The “Para Japón” cigar will be distributed by Miami Cigar & Company, La Aurora US Exclusive Distributor.
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November 9, 2010 | By Mario Takeyama
Video - Event & Interview: Burn by Rocky Patel, Naple FL - Cigar Explorer from Cigar Explorer on Vimeo.
Opening event at Burn by Rocky Patel, Cigar Shop/Lounge in Naples, FL on November 16, 2010.
Interview with Rocky Patel, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars.
This video was shot by Panasonic GH1 and 7-14mm F4.0 Super Wide Lens.
October 7, 2010 | By Mario Takeyama
VA—General Cigar announces that CAO President Tim Ozgener has decided to pursue
personal business interests in his hometown of Nashville, TN, thus moving on
from his 16-year career in the premium cigar business.
son of company founder Cano A Ozgener, joined the original family business in
1994 and has since been instrumental in building one of the most renowned and
respected brands in the premium cigar category.
Carr, president of General Cigar said, “We remain committed to CAO and are
grateful to Tim for his contributions, not only to the brand but also for sharing
his knowledge with the people who will continue his legacy. While we will miss
Tim’s insight and passion, we respect his choice and wish him well.”
Hyams, chairman of CAO International commented, “It has been a privilege to
work with Tim over the last three and a half years and to have had the
opportunity to share in his passion for CAO. I wish him and his family all the very
best for the future.”
Ozgener commented, “It is
with a heavy heart that I leave CAO. I look back at my 16-year career
with the company with great pride and I will miss the friendships that I have
made over the years in the premium cigar industry. I am confident that
the team at General Cigar will carry the CAO brand to new heights and I wish
them the utmost continued success.”
Ozgener was named president of CAO in 2006. He is largely credited with bringing
innovative packaging, new flavor profiles and unique marketing concepts to the
brand which has continued to thrive since the company’s inception during the
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October 5, 2010 | By Mario Takeyama
Miami, FL – Drew Estate Inc. announced today that they have launched their “Drew Estate Kult Store”, an online store dedicated to Drew Estate and Joya de Nicaragua merchandise. The store features branded merchandise, such as cutters, hats, ashtrays, clothing and more. Artwork from Drew Estate’s Subculture Studios in Estelí, Nicaragua, will also be featured, including their custom sneakers and paintings coming in the near future.
When asked about the online store, Drew Estate co-founder Marvin Samel shares, “The store was something our customers kept asking us to create, so we decided to develop a simple, user-friendly kiosk that would feature Drew Estate and Joya de Nicaragua clothing and accessories.”
In addition to frequently creating and adding new products to the store, they are also asking for customer input and ideas for the development of future offerings. These ideas should be submitted through the store’s online contact form. Drew Estate will take this input seriously and strongly encourages their customers to share any merchandise suggestions they may have.
October 4, 2010 | By Mario Takeyama
GRAYCLIFF’S GHOSTLY PIRATE PATROLS THE RAMPARTS!
- An 18th century buccaneer still searches for the Captain who took him prisoner
Bahamas (September 30, 2010) -- Every old estate and castle has a story
of intrigue and mayhem, and Graycliff, the 18th-century mansion which
is the centerpiece of the fabled 5-Star Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant,
is no exception. By all accounts, the Graycliff wraith is focused on
finding his tormentor and bringing him to justice, pirate-style. It is
supposed to be the spirit of a seaman, captured by Captain Graysmith,
the notorious pirate who retired with his riches and built the mansion
on a hill. Graysmith needed the hilltop site to afford him a full view
of the harbor so that he could inspect his fleet from the comfort of his
opulent surroundings. Retired though he was, the pirate in him would
brook no confrontation and he ruled his fleet with an iron hand.
The legend of the prisoner in the galleon was widespread, but only
quietly whispered so as not to reach the ears of the feared Captain. It
is said that a seaman challenged Graysmith on his share of a bounty and
in a rage, the Captain had him thrown into the brig of his flagship.
The prisoner was only known as The Voice. No one saw him after he was
locked up and only his jailer heard him speak and clank of his
shackles. The Voice stayed in there until a fearsome storm took the
great galleon to its watery grave at the bottom of the Spanish Sea (as
the Caribbean Sea was known long ago).
Today, The Voice roams the perimeter of the mansion, sometimes knocking
on doors, looking for his cruel captor. If you hear a moaning and a
knocking, it might be the wind in the willows... or it might just be The
Voice on his determined search starting in the cellar and making his
rounds. Come check it out. You might get lucky!
After having received the necessary approvals from the relevant competition author- ities, Skandinavisk Holding A/S and Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S on 1 October 2010 closed the transaction with Swedish Match AB which creates the world’s second largest cigar company and an even stronger world leader in pipe tobacco.
On 26 April 2010 it was announced that the parties had signed an agreement to form a new company by combining all the tobacco business of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (STG) with the cigars and pipe tobacco business of Swedish Match AB (SM) (with the ex- ception of its US mass market cigars). After having obtained the required approvals from a number of national competition authorities, the transaction has now been completed with effect from 1 October 2010.
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