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Federal Judge Rules on Tobacco Ads

A federal judge has answered the tobacco industry's first challenge to upcoming Food and Drug Administration limits on advertising, and the results...more

Posted: January 6, 2010    By David Savona


News & Features : Latest News

Cohiba v. Cohiba—Cubans Win New Ruling

The legal battle over the Cohiba name, a fight that has gone on longer than the Second World War, took on new life this week when Judge Robert W....more

Posted: December 17, 2009    By David Savona


Cuba : Latest News

Former Head of Cubatabaco Dies

Francisco Padron, who oversaw Cuba's cigar industry from 1985 to 1995, died on October 5 in Cuba. The cause of death, according to sources, was...more

Posted: October 15, 2009    By David Savona


Cuba : Latest News

Rare, Aged Cubans To Be Auctioned

For those in the market for vintage, out-of-production Cuban cigars, United Kingdom retailer CGars Ltd. will be holding an auction of aged, rare...more

Posted: October 8, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


Cuba : Latest News

Global Recession Reaches Cuba—Cutbacks on Tobacco

The worldwide economic slump has reached into global humidors. The Cuban cigar industry is cutting back its plantings of tobacco, and officials are...more

Posted: October 7, 2009   


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Cuban-Style Brand From C.A.O.

For the first time in its more than 40 years in business, C.A.O. International Inc. has created a cigar based on an old-time Cuban brand. The company...more

Posted: July 31, 2009    By David Savona


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La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Miami Sweepstakes Winner Named

La Gloria Cubana has announced Frank Esposito of Brooklyn, New York, has won the Artesanos de Miami Sweepstakes and an all expense paid trip to the...more

Posted: July 30, 2009   


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Camacho to Make Room 101 Cigar

Camacho Cigars has formed a licensing deal with L.A. jeweler Matt Booth to create the Room 101 cigar, which will make its cigar shop debut next month...more

Posted: July 21, 2009    By David Savona


News & Features : Latest News

Ashton's Aroma de Cuba Brand Now Rolled in Garcia Factory

Ashton's economically priced La Aroma de Cuba brand, formerly produced in northern Honduras by Altadis U.S.A. Inc., is now being made by Jose "Pepin"...more

Posted: July 10, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Davidoff Acquires Cusano

Dr. Reto Cina, CEO of Oettinger Davidoff Group, left, and Michael Chiusano, president, Cusano Cigars. Oettinger Davidoff Group, the owner of the...more

Posted: June 23, 2009    By David Savona


Cuba : Latest News

New Cuban Montecristo Open Brand Ships to Tobacconists Around the World

A much anticipated new version of Cuba's biggest cigar brand has just hit the global market—and we reviewed the entire line. The Montecristo Open...more

Posted: June 17, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


News & Features : Latest News

Di Fazio Brand from Raices Cubanas

Carmelo Di Fazio, a 41-year-old Miami television executive with a lifelong love of fine cigars, has entered the cigar business. Born in Venezuela of...more

Posted: May 15, 2009    By David Savona


The Good Life : Latest News

Beefeater Rustles Up a New Expression

The resurgent gin category gets another boost as one of its classic brands, Beefeater, enters the superpremium category with a new expression that at...more

Posted: April 23, 2009    By Jack Bettridge


Cuba : Latest News

Obama Drops Cuba Remittance, Travel Restrictions

The Obama administration announced today it is lifting travel and remittance restrictions on Cuban-Americans and taking steps to spur...more

Posted: April 13, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


Cuba : Latest News

Official Confirms: Obama Will Loosen Cuba Restrictions

President Obama, according to an administration official, plans to lift sanctions on travel and remittances with Cuba in the near future, possibly...more

Posted: April 6, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


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Toraños Set for Cuba-Themed Cigar Tour

Carlos and Charlie Toraño, chairman and president of Toraño Cigars, respectively, are embarking on a 35-city tour beginning next week to promote...more

Posted: March 19, 2009    By David Savona


Cuba : Latest News

New Security Seals for Cuban Cigars

In a continuing effort to thwart the counterfeiting industry, Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, has introduced a new security...more

Posted: March 18, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Club La Gloria Cubana

South Florida, meet the Southwest. The first Club La Gloria Cubana cigar lounge opened on March 6 at the new Monte's Pueblo Pipe in Albuquerque, New...more

Posted: March 16, 2009    By David Savona


Cuba : Latest News

Obama Signs Bill that Eases Cuba Policy

After a surprise debate and party infighting, the Senate passed an appropriations bill on Tuesday that will ease some of the United States' sanctions...more

Posted: March 11, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


Cuba : Latest News

Cuba Policy Change Awaits Senate Vote

Just as it appeared Congress was closer to overturning long-standing U.S. policy by easing Cuba travel restrictions for Americans, the provision, now...more

Posted: March 9, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


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