New Zealand

New Foundation and Espinosa cigars for New Zealand

New Foundation and Espinosa cigars for New Zealand. Canteros, the only distributor for new world cigars in the country, confirmed that. The distributor said that a shipment containing Charter Oak Connecticut Broadleaf and Laranja Escuro is expected soon. Charter Oak...

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Casa Cuevas latest releases revealed

Casa Cuevas latest releases reveiled. The Dominican cigar company will release two new regular production lines. And a limited edition referring to the recent burglary. That burglary was the reason for the New Zealand distributor Canteros to distribute Casa Cuevas....

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Canteros adds Oscar Valladares cigars

Canteros adds Oscar Valladares cigars to their portfolio. The New Zealand distributor and retailer confirmed that 2012, Altar Q, Leaf, The Oscar, Big Johnny, My Way, and Ceniceros are added. Valladares isn’t born into the industry. He became a driver for Rocky Patel...

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Mbombay is coming to New Zealand

Mbombay is coming to New Zealand. The Costa Rican cigars will be imported by Canteros. Canteros owner Grant Ovenden confirmed that to Ministry of Cigars. MBombay MBombay is the brand from Bombay Tobak. The company is owned by Mel Shaw. Shaw is an IT professional...

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Canteros brings Schuster to New Zealand

Canteros brings Schuster to New Zealand. Well, not the company but the premium handmade cigars under the Schuster umbrella. That includes the brands which are owned by the German manufacturer and distributor as well as RoMa Craft. Schuster is the worldwide distributor...

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Balmoral Añejo available in New Zealand

Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT127 are now available in New Zealand. Back in 2016, Royal Agio launched the Balmoral Añejo XO in a lancero size. It was a limited edition. And the feedback the company got was amazing. The cigars were raved about and sold out in a...

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More Illusione for New Zealand

More Illusione for New Zealand. The Illusione importer Canteros informed Ministry of Cigars that he included the One Off and the Epernay Serie 2009 series to the list of cigars he’s offering to his clients. 


Illusione was founded in 2004. A longtime cigar...

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Casa Cuevas finds international distribution

Casa Cuevas finds international distribution after a burglary. In February, perpetrators emptied the complete Casa Cueva warehouse in Miami. All the stock was stolen. That included all the limited editions. But from that disaster, something wonderful happened. Grant...

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New Drew Estate cigars in New Zealand

A shipment of Drew Estate cigars has reached Christchurch, New Zealand. That's where Canteros holds office, the official Drew Estate distributor for New Zealand. Included in the shipments are a few new Drew Estate lines that previously never were available in the...

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Canteros and Fratello donate to victims Mosque shooting

Six days ago, on Friday, March 15, a white nationalist terrorist attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. With those attacks, he killed fifty mosque visitors and injured another fifty. Just to put it in perspective, fifty casualties equals almost...

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Birthdays and events
July 24
EVENT: HENK Maori, Mellgrens, Goteborg Sweden
, Gustavo de Hostos (Puros de Hostos)
July 25
EVENT: Long Ash competition, Kuala Lumpur
, Hector J Alfonso sr (Espinosa Cigars)
July 28
Antonio Gomez (La Flor Dominicana)
August 3
Juan Lopez (Gurkha Cigars)
August 7
Kurt van Keppel (Xikar)
, Rick Charles (Ventura)
August 8
Mike Bellody (MLB Cigars)
August 12
Jesper Petersen (Splendid Cigars)
August 15
Erik D Espinosa (Espinosa Cigars)
August 26
EVENT: Goesting Cigar Dinner, Utrecht
, Ramon Zapata Perez (Condega)
August 30
EVENT: CSWC Finale, Croatia
, Jessi Flores
, Sal Lucchetta (Arista Cigars)
August 31
Darren Cioffi (Principle Cigars)
, EVENT: CSWC Finale, Croatia
September 1
Danny Vazquez (RoMa Craft)
, EVENT: CSWC Finale, Croatia
September 2
Patricia Quesada (Quesada Cigars)
September 11
EVENT: La Casa Del Habano, Chester
September 12
Abe Flores (PDR)
, Raquel Quesada Vega (Quesada Cigars)
September 13
EVENT: Cigar Dinner with Nestor Plasencia, Boisdale, London
September 14
EVENT: Big Smoke Amsterdam
, EVENT: Cigar Messe, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
September 15
EVENT: Big Smoke Afterparty, Jacks Cigar Bar, Rotterdam
, EVENT: Dutch Big Smoke, Alblasserdam
, EVENT: Meet & Greet, Tabakado, Eindhoven, Netherlands
September 19
EVENT: Big Smoke Cologne
, EVENT: Dunbarton At Cigaragua, Amsterdam
September 21
Ministry of Cigars
September 22
Glen Case (Kristoff)
September 28
Courtney Smith
October 3
Steven Ysidron (Epicurean)
October 10
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Pedro Jose Gomez Rodriguez (Drew Estate)
October 11
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 12
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 13
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
, Heiko Poerz (HENK!)
October 14
EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
October 17
EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil