News Archive July 20, 2021

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PCA 2021: Scott Pearce

At the 2021 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, we caught up with the PCA's Executive Director, Scott Pearce.


This conversation with Scott Pearce took place just after a media…

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At the 2021 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, we caught up with the PCA’s Executive Director, Scott Pearce. This conversation with Scott Pearce took place just after a media…

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PCA 2021 Report: J.C. Newman Cigar Company

J.C. Newman Cigar Company has always embraced its heritage. It’s proud to be the oldest family-owned cigar maker in America, and it’s proud of its 111-year-old El Reloj factory. Over…

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PCA 2021: JC Newman Cigar Company

From the 2021 PCA Trade Show, we talk to Drew Newman of J.C. Newman Cigar Company.


J.C. Newman Cigar Company has always embraced its heritage. It's proud to be the…

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PCA 2021: Fratello

Since his company’s debut in 2013, former NASA project manager Omar de Frias’ Fratello brand has seemed to reach new heights every year (no pun intended.) His offerings at the…

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JR Interviews Bradley Rubin of Alec & Bradley Cigars

On our trip to Miami, we got to visit the headquarters of Alec Bradley Cigars. Nick Libretti sits down with Bradley Rubin to chat about the brand new JR 50th…

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PCA 2021: Zander-Greg

In 2018 Zander-Greg had a new booth but no new products at the show. In 2019, the company had a new brand under their umbrella but no new products or…

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JR Cigar to Release Alec & Bradley Wagyu A5

As their 50th Anniversary Celebration marches on, JR Cigar is adding another manufacturer to their list of collaborators. For this project, JR has teamed with Alec and Bradley Rubin, the name…

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EXPERIENCE GENEVA WITH JEAN-CHARLES RIOS

Bulgari, Tiffany et Al., Cartier, and Louis Vuitton, just to name a few noble boutiques, line the way to our interviewee in Geneva. We meet Jean-Charles Rios, owner of Gestocigars,…

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Crowned Heads – PCA 2021

Crowned Heads was unquestionably among the most buzzed-about booths for the entire PCA 2021 trade show. Yes, the booth was essentially the same design—albeit slightly stripped down in terms of…

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CAO Announces Flathead V21 – Cigar News

CAO has announced a new, stronger follow-up to the Flathead V-19 blend, Flathead V21. This brand new blend, created by Rick Rodriguez and the CAO blending team, uses a Mexican…

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PCA 2021: S.T.Dupont

For Brooks Whittington, the trade show work is divided into two parts: those companies that are in the Drew Estate booth and those that are not. Historically, it takes Brooks…

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PCA 2021: Blanco Cigar Co.

David Blanco may very well be one of the most congenial people I talked to at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show: helpful, forthcoming and clearly excited to be…

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