Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robusto I European release

The Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robusto I has made its European debut in Switzerland last week with distributor Royal Cigar Company. It's been two years since Plasencia Cigars seriously started claiming a name as a cigar brand to the end consumers. People in the know knew...

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Xikar changes design on three travel humidors

Xikar has changed the design of their famed travel humidors according to an email from the Swiss distributor. This is the case for the Xikar travel humidor 225XI, 250XI, and the 280XI. Those are the 20 count, 40 counts, and 60 counts in lament terms. The travel...

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Xikar new products now available in Switzerland

Cigar aficionados in Switzerland can now choose even more accessories from Xikar, as the Swiss distributor is launching a few new items to the Swiss market. First, there are two new humidors, in walnut or black. The cool thing about these humidors, next to the high...

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Cigar Smoking World Championship dates

In a few years time, the Cigar Smoking World Championship has received a reputation and a status in the industry like hardly any other event. Twenty qualifying events before the grand finale, all over Europe, the USA, Asia, South America and even during the Procigar...

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Flor de Selva Year of the Pig in Switzerland

This year, Chinese new year will fall on Tuesday February 5th. And it’s the year of the pig. Recently we wrote about the Flor de Selva Year of the Pig and we just learned that the cigar is available in Switzerland now in a very limited quantity. Maya Selva only made...

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Ringmaster by E.P. Carrillo available in Switzerland

At the Intertabac trade show, last September, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo introduced a new cigar, The Ringmaster. The line comes with a few sizes exclusively for the international markets. And the cigars made it to Switzerland. The cigars are made at the Tabacalera La...

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Limited edition Xikar humidors in Switzerland

Last September, at the Intertabac trade show, Xikar introduced two humidors. The humidors have LED lights inside, that will automatically turn on when you open the humidor, showing off a maximum of fifty cigars. Originally the humidors were meant to be a regular...

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Alec Bradley Fine & Rare in Switzerland

The Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2018 has landed in Switzerland. Only a small portion of the 2500 boxes that were available worldwide made it to the central European country though. We don't know how many boxes are available but distributor The Royal Cigar Company has...

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Gilbert de Montsalvat 10th anniversary

In 1999, the Swiss author Thomas Brunnschweiler published his novel 'Der Papst von Genf' and introduced Gilbert de Montsalvat to the world. After reading the book, cigar distributor Raymondo Bernasconi could not shake off the character. It's a sad story though, the...

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Birthdays and events
March 24
Emma Viktorsson (Freya Cigars)
, EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, Juergen W Roder (Perdomo Cigars)
March 26
EVENT: Nicaraguan night, Turmeaus, Liverpool
, Joshua Meerapfel (Fuente Meerapfel)
March 27
CSWC Qualifier, Bangkok, Thailand
, EVENT: Fratello event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
March 28
EVENT: Maya Selva Cigar Tasting at Club & Volutes - Paris
March 30
CSWC Qualifier, Hanoi, Vietnam
, EVENT: Davidoff & Antique Pappy van Winkel pairing, Turmeaus, Liverpool
April 6
CSWC Qualifier, Paris, France
April 12
EVENT: Oliva event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
April 13
CSWC Qualifier, Beirut, Libanon
April 14
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
April 17
EVENT: Jean Nicot Chapter evening - Paris
April 19
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 20
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 21
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 24
Riste Riatevski (Jas Sum Kral)
April 25
Nick Melillo (Foundation)
April 26
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
April 27
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
, Jeremy Casdagli (Bespoke)
April 28
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
April 30
CSWC Qualifier, Makarska, Croatia
May 5
Robert Ibarra (Don Ibarra)
May 14
Daniel Guerrero (El Viejo Continente)
, EVENT: Turrent event, Turmeaus, Liverpool
May 16
EVENT: Ted Bogers Cigar Night, Alblasserdam
May 22
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
May 25
CSWC Qualifier, Copenhagen, Denmark
, EVENT: Big Smoke Copenhagen, Denmark
, Gerard Hayes (Nicoya)
May 27
CSWC Qualifier, Oslo, Norway
June 1
CSWC Qualifier, Sweden
June 3
Art Garcia (Antigua Esteli Cigars)
June 4
EVENT: El Artista event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
June 7
Philip Zanghi (Debonaire)
, Sasja van Horssen (Ilja Cigars)
June 8
CSWC Qualifier, Romania
, EVENT: Noche del Habano, Brussels
June 12
Bradley Rubin (Alec Bradley)
, CSWC Qualifier, Finland
, CSWC Qualifier, Luxembourg
June 13
EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 14
CSWC Qualifier, Italy
, CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 15
EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 16
CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 19
EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford