It’s more than obvious that we all desire to get back to normal. Apart from death and economic damage, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our social life, a social life that is crucial in the tobacco world. This desire for normalcy can be perceived with the return of the great North American trade festivals – the TPE and the PCA, which have been held this year (not the Intertabac in Dortmund), with the recent announcement that Procigar will be held in 2022 in the Dominican Republic from February 22-25, and it will be held in person, and, finally, with the official announcement for the 1st Festival Art de Vivre (Art of Living) that will be held in Andorra from September 10th to 12th.
In the past five years, innovation efforts on the part of manufacturers have led to the development of products with “other” tobaccos: Fire-cured, Latakia, Fuma em Corda … The other dominican tobacco is the Andullo.
Ernesto Pérez Carrillo presents this year in Intertac 2019 his new Inch, limited edition, a cigar with a trend format, 6 1/8 x 64, a dark layer of Havana seed, planted in Connecticut, United States, capote and Nicaraguan gut. The cigar reaches the market in boxes of 10 units and has only manufactured 20,000 cigars…
There’s a fresh wind blowing in the legendary Cava de Magallanes. The tobacco shop was Madrid’s first store that had an extra room for cigars. José Martínez Franco, owner since 1968, is passing on the torch.
The new Carlos André Airborne, a cigar brand produced by German cigar maker and distributor Arnold André, is set to be released in more European countries after making a debut in Germany.
German cigar manufacturer Arnold André announced the second release within their new Collector’s Cut series, a limited edition line dedicated to family values.
For the last seven years, Habanos has been releasing special editions only for the Spanish market: the “Colección Vintage” (Vintage collection) cigars.
At this year’s IPCPR trade show, Tabacalera Palma, manufacturer of the La Galera brand, presented “The Cubes”, an edition limited to 333 big square shaped boxes containing fifty cigars rolled in irregular vitolas.
AJ Fernandez introduced their new Bellas Artes Maduro line to European markets at this year’s InterTabac trade show.
Red and white are not only the corporative colors of Romeo y Julieta but also of the Atlético de Madrid football club.
Orígenes is the name of a new cigar series introduced by Turrent at the Intertabac trade show. The line sports tobacco cured with a new technique developed by Alejandro Turrent.
Hendrik Kelner Junior’s Smoking Jacket brand and special edition Henkie are being introduced to Europe at this week’s InterTabac trade show.