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Weekly news week 13 2020

Weekly news week 13 2020

Weekly news week 13 2020. The week started with an article with suggestions on what cigar manufacturers can do to prevent cover-19 outbreaks at factories. And what they could do to help employees still earn an income during a lock-down. And Episode 9 of Soil to Soul...

Several Nicaraguan factories close down temporarily

Several Nicaraguan factories close down temporarily

Several Nicaraguan factories close down temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Officially, there are only four cases of the disease in Nicaragua, yet those numbers are very unreliable. The Nicaraguan government hasn’t taken any steps. The temporary shut down of the...

Gajane Benelux releases Lagarto Real

Gajane Benelux releases Lagarto Real

Gajane Benelux releases Lagarto Real. This is a dry-cured shortfiller, a type of cigar that is very popular in Western Europe. But it has a twist from the regular dry-cured short fillers. Where most of them are made with tobaccos from South East Asia and produced...

Coyotes spotted in The Netherlands

Coyotes spotted in The Netherlands

Coyotes spotted in The Netherlands. The El Coyote by CAT cigars will be launched in the robusto shape. The cigar has been chosen as the April limited for the Premium Reseller program from distributor Longfiller Company. And the cigars will be a Premium Reseller...

La Gloria Cubana Paraiso Edición Regional Caribe

La Gloria Cubana Paraiso Edición Regional Caribe

La Gloria Cubana Paraiso Edición Regional Caribe. From the 2014 Regional Edition program but only released in 2015. And released in the countries supplied by Caribbean Cigar Corporation. That includes the Dutch Antilles, Surinam, Jamaica, Honduras, Panama, Bahamas,...

Crowned Heads to release new Four Kicks

Crowned Heads to release new Four Kicks

Crowned Heads to release new Four Kicks. Although, it’s not really a new blend. It is actually a blend that’s almost a decade old. During the blending of the Four Kicks, several test blends were made. And the one that lost the final shifting will now finally be...

Villiger introduces Los Amigos in Germany

Villiger introduces Los Amigos in Germany

Villiger introduces Los Amigos in Germany. The brand new Los Amigos is a new brand by The Villiger Group. Manufacturing is done in the Dominican Republic. The cigars will initially only be available on the German market. The hand-rolled longfiller cigars are blended...

Fuente & Meerapfel present the professor

Fuente & Meerapfel present the professor

Fuente & Meerapfel present the professor. Due to the coronavirus, cigar smokers worldwide are discovering Zoom. Light ‘em Up Lounge created a virtual gathering, with three sessions a week. The Belgian magazine Aroma G does the same. Last night we joined a Zoom...

Online Habanos seminar at Zigarrenwelt

Online Habanos seminar at Zigarrenwelt

Online Habanos seminar at Zigarrenwelt. ZigarrenWelt is one of the leading German online shops for cigars and related accessories. The owners are currently making a virtue of necessity. They are the first provider to offer live cigar seminars online.  Experienced...

More events canceled over covid-19

More events canceled over covid-19

More events canceled over covid-19. After the cancellation of the Asian leg of the Cigar Smoking World Championship, and soon after the cancelation of all the qualifiers till the end of May, more events are canceled. Several large events in the USA are canceled, such...

DAV Cigars is releasing a limited edition lancero box

DAV Cigars is releasing a limited edition lancero box

DAV Cigars is releasing a limited edition lancero box. For this box, the owners of DAV picked their Mestizo and Aristocrat blends and turned them into a 7x38 Lancero. Each box will contain 10 lanceros, 5 of each blend. The blends The Mestizo blend is a rich,...

Royal Agio releases Balmoral Anejo XO Gordo

Royal Agio releases Balmoral Anejo XO Gordo

Royal Agio releases Balmoral Anejo XO Gordo in The Netherlands. Now, this cigar isn’t exactly brand new, but the news is that the cigar will be readily available. For the last few years, the cigar was exclusive ‘event-only’. Covid-19 The Dutch government hasn’t called...

Hiram & Solomon Fellow Craft Robusto

Hiram & Solomon Fellow Craft Robusto

Hiram & Solomon Fellow Craft Robusto. Freemasons George Dakrat and Fouad Kashouty are passionate cigar smokers. For years they wondered why there weren’t any cigars with the Freemason symbol. After years of research and getting the right approval, they made 1000...

Soil to Soul Episode Nine

Soil to Soul Episode Nine

Soil to Soul Episode Nine. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

More events canceled over covid-19

What can cigar factory owners do

What can cigar factory owners do to help the workers during a closedown? As we all know, the cigar producing countries aren’t rich countries. They are all developing countries with a low standard of living. So shutting down factories, either mandatory or voluntary, is...

Weekly news week 13 2020

Weekly news week 12 2020

Weekly news week 12 2020. We started the week with a list of 5 boutique brands that we think will stand the test of time. And we published episode eight of Soil to Soul.  Reviews and virtual herfing This week we reviewed two cigars, as usual. The first cigar we...

CSWC cancels all qualifiers for the 2020 season

CSWC cancels all qualifiers for the 2020 season

CSWC cancels all qualifiers for the 2020 season until the end of May. On a post on Facebook, the organization behind the Cigar Smoking World Championship announced that they canceled all qualification events for the 2020 season at least until May.  In the next two...

Light ‘em up introduces a virtual cigar lounge

Light ‘em up introduces a virtual cigar lounge

Light ‘em up introduces a virtual cigar lounge. The Austrian entrepreneur Reinhard Pohorec and Cigar Journal Magazine collaborate in the world premiere of the brand new Light 'em Up Community & Lounge.  Virtual herfing According to a press release, Pohorec...

Several Nicaraguan factories close down temporarily

Covid-19 has reached Nicaragua

Covid-19 has reached Nicaragua. Officially Nicaragua has one case of covid-19. A 40-year-old Nicaraguan male who visited Panama tested positive for the virus. Yet there are rumors that there are at least 2 cases in the capital of the cigar industry, Esteli. According...

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