Cigar News

CIGAR NEWS FROM AROUND THE INDUSTRY

While Simply Stogies is committed to bringing you the latest news from the cigar industry, we also want to give you our take on that news. Here you’ll find the latest news and opinions of cigar smokers, just like you!

Cutters, Lighters, Ashtrays: All the Essential Gear Every Cigar Smoker Needs

The “hobby within the hobby,” as James puts it, is the collecting of all the essential gear one needs to properly smoke cigars. When we first began the hobby...

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Killed by COVID: CigarFest2020

On August 19th, Cigars International officially cancelled CigarFest 2020 making this large gathering another victim of COVID-19. CigarFest is an annual three day cigar celebration held in May by...

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15 Essential Cigars to Keep Stocked in Your Humidor

When you start collecting cigars, you’re going to start developing a palate of the things you like, the kinds of cigars you would enjoy on any occasion. These are...

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Illusione Cigars Taking over Cavalier Genève Cigars Distribution in the US

Illusione Cigars Taking over Cavalier Genève Cigars Distribution in the United States of July 1, 2020 Illusione Cigars, based out of Reno, Nevada, are as of today, July 1,...

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PCA Announces Furloughs in Response to COVID-19

PCA Announces Furloughs in Response to COVID-19 The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) announced today that there will be some temporary changes to its staffing and programs as a result...

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Crowned Heads Cigars Announces Four Kicks-No. 7 Exclusively for Casa De Montecristo Retail Stores

Crowned heads Announces Casa De Montecristo Retail Exclusive Four Kicks-No.7 Today, Crowned Heads announces an exclusive release for 28 Casa de Montecristo retail locations around the country, the Four...

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Crowned Heads Announces Las Calaveras EL 2020

Crowned Heads Announces Las Calaveras EL 2020 Yesterday, Crowned Heads announced their seventh installment to the Las Calaveras franchise, Las Calaveras EL 2020. The Las Calaveras was first introduced...

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Cavalier Genéve Cigars to Become Available in Norway

Cavalier Genéve Cigars Heading to Norway Nordic Cigars, owned by Arnt Anensen and Cavalier Genéve have agreed on an exclusivity agreement to distribute the brand on the Norwegian market....

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Micallef Cigars Launches the Phoenix Program for Brick and Mortar Retailers

Micallef Cigars Launches the Phoenix Program for Brick and Mortar Retailers. While brick and mortar retailers are struggling to overcome hardship during these unprecedented times, Micallef Cigars launches the...

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J.C. Newman Cigar Company Launches #BrickHouseAtMyHouse

J.C. Newman Cigar Company Launches #BrickHouseAtMyHouse to Help Support Retailers J.C. Newman is the latest cigar manufacturer to support local retailers with an innovative program. J.C. Newman will be...

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Crowned Heads and Ace Prime Launch “The Bulb Box” to Support Local Retailers

CROWNED HEADS AND ACE PRIME LAUNCH “THE BULB BOX” TO SUPPORT LOCAL RETAILERS Local economies have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local cigar lounges and premium cigar...

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Micallef Cigars Releases “Ultimate Inventory” Program for Select Brick and Mortar Partners

MICALLEF CIGARS “ULTIMATE INVENTORY” PROGRAM ANNOUNCED The very first promise Micallef Cigars made in their open letter to the cigar industry, was to make brick and mortar cigar shops...

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Crowned Heads Announces “Four Kicks Capa Especial”

CROWNED HEADS ANNOUNCES “FOUR KICKS CAPA ESPECIAL” RELEASE This week, as noted by other cigar news outlets, Crowned Heads announced a new release to their Four Kicks brand: Four...

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Alec Bradley Bradley Cigar Co. Announces the Pre-Sale of New LE Black Market Esteli Diamond

Alec Bradley Announces Pre-Sale of New LE Black Market Esteli Diamond Today, Alec Bradley Cigar Co. announced the world wide pre-sale of the limited edition Black Market Esteli Diamond....

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Micallef Cigars Releases a New Maduro “To Be Named” by Their Ambassadors

Micallef Cigars Ships a “To Be Named” Maduro This week, Micallef Cigars will be shipping a new Maduro to retailers…but without an official name. Al Micallef, founder of Micallef...

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Crowned Heads Announces Juarez Shots XX

Crowned Heads to Ship Juarez Shots XX in February Today, Crowned Heads announced a new limited extension to the Juarez brand: the Juarez Shots XX. The “XX” is a...

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LFD Going to PCA Trade Show 2020

LFD Announces Their Participation in PCA 2020 As I stated yesterday, we are going to see more of these. Ever since the news hit that Altadis, Davidoff, Drew Estate,...

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Cavalier Genève Announces They Will Attend PCA 2020

Cavalier Genève Will Be at PCA 202 This afternoon, Cavalier Genève announced that they will be at the PCA 2020 Trade Show. In addition, they will also be attending...

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Nebraska Cigar Festival

The Nebraska Cigar Festival Just a few short miles west of downtown Lincoln, Nebraska sits a historic area landmark, the Pla Mor Ballroom. For the past 13 years, cigar...

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2020 PCA Trade Show to Have Significant Absences

2020 PCA Trade Show to Have Significant Absences It’s no secret that many were unhappy after the 2019 IPCPR trade show. The topic garnering the most attention at the...

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Opinion: We’re Not That Important and That’s a Good Thing

We’re Not Important and That’s a Good Thing. The FDA announced recently that it is illegal to sell tobacco, in all forms, to individuals under the age of 21....

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Crowned Heads and Drew Estate Announce Paniolo Especiale 2020

CROWNED HEADS PARTNERS WITH DREW ESTATE! For the second year in a row, Crowned Heads is partnering with Drew Estate to produce the annual “Paniolo Especiale” Limited Edition cigar....

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ISABELA Time-Traveler 2019

ISABELA Releases Time-Traveler in Time for the Holidays! Isabela Cigar Company released their limited Isabela Time-Traveler on December 13! Just in time for Christmas! This popular offering boasts “…eight...

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TATUAJE MONSTER LINE HISTORY AND OVERVIEW

HISTORY OF THE LINE It would be impressive if any avid cigar smoker had not heard of Tatuaje’s annually released Monster series of cigars.  Sometime around 2008, Tatuaje’s bossman,...

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Tobacco 21

THE WAR ON TOBACCO Everyone needs something to do; a purpose.  We find our self-worth and identity, to one degree or another, from our occupations and contributions to our...

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Update on CigarCon

CIGARCON by James Giehm A few weeks ago, Troy wrote an article about CigarCon 2020. For those who may not know, CigarCon was the planned consumer day at the...

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CigarCon

CIGARCON by Troy Kelso As the IPCPR has made clear through its name change to PCA, the tobacco retailer and tobacco retail business is no longer it’s only, or...

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IPCPR Changes Their Name

WHAT’S IN A NAME? By Troy Kelso The IPCPR has made several announcements recently that have been the talk of the industry.  The first was their name change from...

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