Matt Ross's Blog Posts Tagged 'News' (350)

Press Release: Two Guys Smoke Shop selects Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva as the award recipient for its prestigious 2015 Cigar of the Year.

Since 1992 Two Guys Smoke Shop has announced the prestigious Cigar of the Year award. The award is given out on the Saturday before the Super Bowl each year.…

Added by Matt Ross on February 8, 2016 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Press Release: Villiger Cigars North America Names Rene Castaneda as New President

(Miami, Florida) February 2, 2016— Villiger Cigars North America proudly names Rene Castaneda as their new President. In this new role, Castaneda will oversee all aspects of US operations, including sales and marketing. Castaneda will work in tandem,…

Added by Matt Ross on February 2, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Press Release: La Aurora Commits Itself to Innovation with the Creation of La Aurora Cigar Institute

• La Aurora Cigar Institute is the first academic institution on cigars worldwide created by La Aurora Cigar Factory.
• Recognized figures of the tobacco industry will share their knowledge with those participants who wish to learn or deepen their knowledge and understanding of the tobacco world

Added by Matt Ross on February 1, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Distribution Partnership with Debonaire House & Indian Motorcycle Cigars

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 — Miami, FL – Today, Drew Estate announced their plans to become the Exclusive U.S. Distributor for Debonaire House and Indian Motorcycle Cigars. Both brands are produced in the Dominican Republic under the leadership of Philip S. Zanghi III, a long-time tobacco industry veteran.

Drew Estate adds…


Added by Matt Ross on January 28, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Press Release: House of Emilio Becomes ‘Boutiques United’

Vineland, NJ (January 18, 2016) – LJ Zucca is proud to announce it’s rebranding from “House of Emilio” to “Boutiques United”.

  Effective today Boutiques United, which also launched a new website and corresponding social media accounts, will be…

Added by Matt Ross on January 18, 2016 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Press Release: MoyaRuiz Cigars announces Pickle Juice

January 6, 2016 we are proud to announce a very special release and it’s called Pickle Juice.  This new project will be a seasonal release available in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2016.  The packaging will feature a plastic jar to resemble a pickle jar.  What makes Pickle Juice unique is that only 500 jars will be available for purchase.  Each jar will be numbered and only available during St. Patrick’s Day.  The customers picked to sell Pickle Juice will only receive a total of 10 jars. …


Added by Matt Ross on January 18, 2016 at 9:43am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Iconic Macanudo Brand Launches New Look

General Cigar announces today that the company has modernized the design of its iconic Macanudo logo for the U.S. market. Beginning on January 15, 2016, Macanudo Café, Macanudo Maduro, Macanudo Crü Royale and Macanudo 1968 and will feature the brand’s new look.

“The Macanudo logo has evolved to a more contemporary design, and packaging has been updated for visual consistency throughout the portfolio. The changes will make Macanudo even more appealing on shelf and more relevant to…


Added by Matt Ross on January 12, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Press Releases: Mombacho Cigars, S. A. announces Tenth Anniversary festivities and plans for 2016

GRANADA, NICARAGUA – December 9, 2015 – Granada based Mombacho Cigars, S. A. (Mombacho) is ready to kick off the holiday season announcing their Tenth Anniversary festivities and plans for 2016.

“In 2006, a deal sealed with a friendly handshake was commemorated with a trek to the top of the majestic…


Added by Matt Ross on December 10, 2015 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Releases Catacomb

December 1, 2015 — Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the upcoming release of CATACOMB: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. is excited to announce the 2015 release of Catacomb. This cigar is made exclusively for the Underground…


Added by Matt Ross on December 3, 2015 at 6:52am — No Comments

Press Release: Second Rake Poker Room Opens at Cigar Room Davie

We are proud to announce our second Rake poker room location. Cigar Room Davie 6341 Stirling Rd. Davie, FL is located in the heart of Broward county Florida. Retailer store owner Ray Benitez is a great friend and when he approached us with the idea we couldn’t have been happier. The entire store is being remodeled to bear the MoyaRuiz cigar brands. A launch party will be held in the near future. Earlier this year Cigar Emporium owned by Richard Yanuzzi in Lyndhurst, NJ was the first…


Added by Matt Ross on November 24, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Press Release: Coffee Break by Tatiana Ships to Stores Today!

(Miami, Florida) November 23, 2015— Miami Cigar & Company, one of the originators of the flavored premium cigar is ready to ship Coffee Break by Tatiana, which was introduced this past July at the 2015 IPCPR in New Orleans.


The Coffee Break by Tatiana is a 100% handmade…


Added by Matt Ross on November 23, 2015 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Press Release: Nomad Cigar Co. Releases a San Andres H-Town Lancero for Stogies.

Tamboril, Dominican Republic (November 18, 2015) – Nomad Cigar Company and Stogies World Class Cigars are pleased to announce the release of the Nomad H-Town San Andres Lancero exclusively for Stogies World Class Cigars in Houston,…


Added by Matt Ross on November 19, 2015 at 7:46am — 4 Comments

Press Release: Fratello Boxer Series Has Shipped

Springfield, VA (November 18, 2015) – The long waited first seasonal release from Fratello “The Boxer Series” ships today. Presented at W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist in a great event for its national launch in Washington D.C.

Born after the Boxer great debut in 2014, The Fratello Boxer Series will be available in five box pressed sizes:

The Boxer (6 ¼ X 52)

Boxeador (6 X 54)

Boxero (5 ½ X 50)

Boxista (5 X 48)

Boxerito (4 ¾ X 40)

With a suggested retail…


Added by Matt Ross on November 19, 2015 at 7:42am — No Comments

Press Release: Scandinavian Tobacco Group Appoints New President for General Cigar and EVP for Handmade Cigars Globally

Scandinavian Tobacco Group sets new management for its handmade cigar business.

Regis Broersma becomes new President of General Cigar Company which is a leader in the US market for handmade and premium cigars. He succeeds Dan Carr who has stepped down and leaves the Group.…


Added by Matt Ross on November 18, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Press Release: Black Works Studio Launches

November 5, 2015 — Black Works Studio is pleased to announce the launch of this new premium small-batch cigar line hand made in Esteli, Nicaragua.  

James Brown, creator of Black Label Trading Co. (BLTC), and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra, is launching Black Works Studio as a showcase for the boutique…


Added by Matt Ross on November 5, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces ACID Supercell, Subculture Exclusive for Fogue & Bates in Tulsa, OK

Thursday, October 29, 2015 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate will be releasing a new Subculture cigar for Fogue & Bates in Tulsa, OK, called ACID Supercell. The new cigar will be released at an in-store event at Fogue & Bates on November 19th, 2015.  Supercell will be available exclusively at the Fogue & Bates retail shop.…


Added by Matt Ross on October 29, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

News: Alec Bradley Fine & Rare JRS 10=(86) to Debut at Barrister Cigars on 11/6

Cigar Federation just received word that the 2015 installment of the Alec Bradley Fine and Rare will be commercially available for the first time at an Alec Bradley event at Barrister Cigars in Union, NJ on November 6th.

According to…


Added by Matt Ross on October 29, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Fratello Introducing the Boxer Series

Springfield, VA (October 15, 2015) – Fratello is unveiling their first limited run The Boxer Series. “The 2014 release of the Fratello Boxer was a great success for our company. We tweaked the Fratello blend, box-pressed the cigar and people loved it,” said de Frias. The boxer series was born from the success of the Fratello Boxer.…


Added by Matt Ross on October 23, 2015 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

Press Release: 9th Annual Port Authority Police Hispanic Cigar Society Night Unites Cigar Community

(Miami, Florida) October 15, 2015— The 9th Annual Port Authority Police Society Cigar Night,  taking place on Friday October 30, 2015, brings together consumers, manufacturers, and personalities of the cigar industry for a great cause. Event to take place at the Graycliff Banquet Hall 122 Moonachie AveMoonachie, NJ 07074 from …

Added by Matt Ross on October 15, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Press Release: CAO Cigars Announces Sponsorship of Amazing Surf Adventures' Operation Surf Program

Richmond, VA – CAO Cigars announces that the brand will donate a portion of the proceeds from its small batch cigar called CAO Honor to the Amazing Surf Adventures (ASA) Operation Surf program benefitting wounded military heroes.

CAO’s donation will support ASA’s 13th Operation Surf…


Added by Matt Ross on October 13, 2015 at 7:58pm — No Comments

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