Monday, November 23, 2009

Light Up The Night!

I attended the Light Up The Night event this past Friday as a Cigar Rights of America (CRA) representative and had a great time! This was a charity event that benefited the Tampa Firehouse Museum, a worthwhile cause that I would encourage you to check out should you find yourself in downtown Tampa with a few hours to spare. Your kids will love it!

In addition to the wonderful jazz band that entertained us all evening and the great food, there were quite a few local cigar celebraties in attendance. Among them was the event host, Carlos Fuente Jr. and his lovely family along with Carlito and Cynthia Fuente. I had the opportunity to chat with all three for quite a while due to the intimate surrounding. Local radio celebrity Jack Harris from 970 WFLA was also in attendence and is as warm and genuine in person as he is on the radio.

Special thanks to everyone at Tampa Sweethearts for sponcering the event and for giving CRA the opportunity to educate everyone on what this great organization is doing to defend all our rights to enjoy our premium, hand-made cigars. If you haven't already joined CRA, I would like to strongly encourage you to do so as we're losing our rights a little bit every day. We have membership cards at our store and will be more than happy to further explain what a great organization it is and why you need to join the fight. Until next time - keep 'em lit!!
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Attention Arturo Fuente Anejo fans!

We just received our holiday shipment of the highly coveted Arturo Fuente Anejo Reserva.

Arturo Fuente Anejo is one of the world’s rarest cigars.  It features a dark maduro wrapper that is aged in cognac barrels.
 The Fuente name is no stranger to cigar smokers both at the novice and aficionado level. For generations they have been producing the best tobacco and the best cigars in the Dominican Republic. After the hugely successful launch of their coveted OpusX cigar a new idea was born. This idea was for a cigar that uses the very best Dominican filler and binder, but adds a 5-year-old Connecticut maduro wrapper aged in a cognac barrel. This cigar became know as the Fuente Anejo (extra Viejo).
The Anejo is a full-bodied Dominican cigar with unique aging process that leaves a very distinct finish. Typically only available around Fathers Day and Christmas, this cigar is one of the hardest to find and exclusive cigars in the world.

Act quickly to secure yours before they are all gone!!

La Flor Dominicana Limitado IV

The latest release of Litto's famed Limited Editions. This year's release measures 6 1/4 X 52. Bold flavors and flawless construction are the hallmarks of these truly rare, fine cigars. The 2009 edition featuring a Nicaraguan sun-grown wrapper with binder and fillers from Litto's farm in the Dominican Republic is no exception. Be sure to secures yours while supplies last!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Untimely passing

We received the extremely sad news this morning that a friend and industry associate, David Cimino, has passed away.

Many will fondly remember Dave as the Florida representative for CAO International and later Pepin Garcia and Savinelli.

While Maria and I did not see Dave on as regular a basis as we did while he was still in the cigar industry, we considered him a good friend and more importantly a gentle and kind soul.

Dave leaves behind a young daughter and numerous family members who loved him. We ask that you please remember him as well as his family in your prayers.

We'll miss you my friend.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2009 Perdomo Event

We had a nice gathering on October 29th for our annual Perdomo event as we featured one of two of their latest releases - Gran Cru! We chose the Gran Cru in part because of it's great flavor, full body and price point ($5.75 - $6.50). But I say this in all honesty, every cigar, regardless of price, that comes out of the Perdomo factory is a winner. Regardless of price.They truelly have something for everyone's budget.

A last thought. If you're local and haven't attended one of our monthly events, you're really missing out on some spectacular specials and without a doubt some of the greatest people to mix and mingle with in the area. Our customers are the greatest and we appreciate there continued loyalty. We are blessed!

Our next event will be on Thursday, December 3rd all well be featuring Cain cigars. Hope to see you there!