Cigar Aficionado

Avo Uvezian Celebrates 83rd Birthday with New Release

Famed jazz pianist and cigar enthusiast Avo Uvezian is turning 83 and Davidoff will be celebrating his birthday with the new Avo Compañero cigar, the limited-edition release for 2009. Fans of the Avo brand are invited to celebrate with him and try the new cigar before everyone else, as Uvezian will be going on tour to host a series of pre-release cigar dinners around the country. The tour will kick off on March 16 at Davidoff of Geneva on Madison Avenue, in New York City.

"The Avo Compañero is the best blend ever released under my name from the Occidental Kelner Cigars factory in the Dominican Republic," said Uvezian.

To find out more about the new Compañero cigar, see Tuesday's issue of Cigar Insider.

AVO Compañero Limited-Edition 2009 Cigar Dinner Tour Dates:

March 16 - New York, NY — Davidoff of Geneva March 18 — Salem, NH - Two Guys Smoke Shop March 21 - Lake Mary, FL - Corona Cigar Co. March 26 — Houston, TX - Jeffrey Stone Ltd. March 27 — Austin, TX - Heroes & Legacies March 30 - West Chester, PA - G&G Cigar April 1 - Norfolk, VA - Emerson's Cigars April 4 — Raleigh, NC - Empire Cigars April 6 — Southport, NC - Havana Rays Fine Cigars