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As the cold season is at our door and in order to protect your cigar collection, it is time to insure it will « hibernate » properly. With the cold coming, heating systems will start running soon and the process will simply dry the air in houses and appartments especially if it uses electric power system. So make sure you have enough « fuel » in your humidifiers so your humidor can provide the necessary humidity needed to compensate for the change in relative humidity of your humidor surronding. Remember that the best humidity level in a humidor is 70% at a temperature best at 70 Farenheit or 20 Celsius or a little less.
And while you’re there why not proceed at an inspection of your cigars. Look for surface mold that can be easily removed by gently scrubbing your cigars with a lightly moisted towel. Also inspect the bottom of your humidor and vacuum clean it. Finally, gently store your cigars wiht a little twist around so a good rotation is made. This will allow your cigars to burn more evenly next time you choose one to smoke in a few weeks.
This way, your cigar collection will keep the winter dryness away and your cigars will keep aging properly.
Here is the latest Cigar list for 2016. Promissing indeed!
Tannks to Amir Saarony for the list that will certainly guide us in our researches.
– COHIBA MEDIO SIGLO – Medio Siglo Confirmed
– PARTAGAS SERIE E NO.2 – Duke Confirmed
– PARTAGAS CAPITOLS – Mareva Confirmed
– H UPMANN MAGNUM 54 – Magnum 54 Confirmed
– COMBINACIONES SELECCIÓN ROBUSTOS – Robustos packaging like the « Seleccion petit robustos », with 6 cigars instead of 5
– COMBINACIONES SELECCION PIRAMIDES – Piramides packaging like the « Seleccion petit robustos », with 6 cigars instead of 5
ONLY FOR « LA CASA DEL HABANO »
– HOYO DE MONTERREY ELEGANTES – Tacos Confirmed
– PUNCH PUNCH 48 – Hermosos no.3 Confirmed
– MONTECRISTO DANTES – Hermosos no.1 Confirmed
– ROMEO JULIETA CAPULETOS – Sobresalientes Confirmed
– TRINIDAD TOPES – Topes Confirmed
– CUABA 20 ANIVERSARIO – Joffres Grandes Confirmed
– COHIBA HUMIDOR ORO – Majestuosos 58. The official name it seems to be Humidor Cohiba 1966, but it may change in the next months.
TRAVEL RETAIL MARKET
– MONTECRISTO DOUBLE EDMUNDO-2016 – Double Confirmed
« RESERVA » PRODUCTION
– HOYO DE MONTERREY EPICURE No.2 RESERVA COSECHA 2012 – Robustos Confirmed
– HOYO DE MONTERREY HERMOSOS No.4 AÑEJADOS 2015 – Hermosos no.4 Confirmed
– PARTAGAS CORONAS GORDAS AÑEJADOS 2015 – Coronas Gorda Confirmed
– H UPMANN ROBUSTOS AÑEJADOS 2016 – Robustos Confirmed
– JUAN LOPEZ EMINENTES – ER 2016 – Sublimes. This will be our next Suisse Regional Edition!
– BOLIVAR BYBLOS – ER 2016 – Magicos
– BOLIVAR TESORO – ER 2016 – Salomon
– EDMUNDO DANTES CONDE BELICOSO – ER 2016 – Campanas
– LA FLOR DE CANO CASANOVA – ER 2016 – D No.5
– LA GLORIA CUBANA PLATINUM EDITION – ER 2016 – Duke
– QUAI DORSAY SECRETO CUBANO – ER 2016 – Secretos
– RAMON ALLONES TERRA MAGICA – ER 2016 – Dobles
– RAMON ALLONES PATAGON – ER 2016 – Petit Edmundo
– RAMON ALLONES DUBAI – ER 2016 – Sublimes
– RAMON ALLONES HEXAGONE – ER 2016 – Duke
– REY DEL MUNDO CHOIX DU ROI – ER 2016 – Montesco
– SAINT LUIS REY SAN LUIS TESOROS – ER 2016 – Petit Edmundo
– SAINT LUIS REY MARQUEZ – ER 2016 – Geniales
Transcription from an article posted by Greg Mottola from Cigar Aficionado.
When Cuban tobacco farmer Hirochi Robaina announced on Friday that he was leaving Cubanacan and joining La Palina, it was as much a surprise to Cubanacan as it was to anyone else.
« We at Cubanacan cigars were surprised to find out that Hirochi Robaina and associates have new plans, » Cubanacan’s Robert Mederos said in a written statement. According to Mederos, who claimed to be « still in shock » about the move, Robaina gave him no warning of his departure. Mederos said he found out the news when Cigar Aficionado contacted him with questions about the story.
« We are deeply saddened that we even have to respond to actions that speak louder than words in the court of public opinion, » Mederos said in his statement, « and these actions seem to have been well planned and executed, having caused irreparable damage to our company. »
The future of the HR brand, of which the Toro size recently scored 92 points in Cigar Aficionado magazine, is unclear.
Robaina said that his namesake cigar brand belongs to him. « The HR brand was never a Cubanacan brand, so HR will go where I go, » Robaina told Cigar Aficionado.
Mederos said in his statement that Cubanacan will continue to sell the cigar. « We have a substantial invested interest in the HR brand, a brand that we’ve manufactured and distributed to retailers across the nation and will continue to do so. …We feel in this case these actions will have to be resolved not on the grounds of perceptions, confusion and Internet fiction, but on the grounds of facts presented through due process in a court of law. »
When asked if he intends to take legal action against Robaina, Mederos would not comment any further.
The move also calls into question the production of the HR brand. According to Robaina, HR cigars are made in Nicaragua at the La Corona factory owned by Omar González Alemán. While other Cubanacan brands were produced at La Corona as well, this is no longer the case. On July 10, La Corona’s legal team issued a press release stating that the factory is terminating its agreement with Cubanacan.
Mederos took issue with that statement as well, maintaining that La Corona was conceived as a partnership between Cubanacan and González Alemán.
Both Robaina and Cubanacan intend to be at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers trade show in New Orleans, which opens this weekend. Robaina said he would be at the La Palina booth. Mederos confirmed that Cubanacan will be at its own booth.
According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the HR trademark is owned by Cuba Tianzhiyuan Robaina Cigars Co., which is registered in Hong Kong.
Here it is again and for it’s 17th edition in La Habana, Cuba, the Mecca of Cigar! Here’s a glimpse of what’s scheduled for your delectable pleasure!
Full and detailed program to be posted here in the next few weeks.
17th Habanos Festival
The cigar event every Aficionado should attend once in his life time.
The Asociación Nicaragüense de Tabacaleros (ANT) has formally announced the fourth annual Puro Sabor Festival will take place between Jan. 14-17 in Managua and Estelí. The festival begins much like last year in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital, although the opening dinner will be held at the Crowne Plaza Terrace.
The following day, attendees will be transported north to Estelí, the country’s cigar capital. Lunch will be at A.J. Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez S.A. factory before guests are invited to visit factories that are members of ANT: A.J. Fernandez, Tabacos Cubanica S.A. (Padrón), La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, Fabrica de Tabacos Joya de Nicaragua S.A., My Father Cigars S.A., NACSA, TABOLISA (Oliva), J.C. Newman’s PENSA, Plasencia Cigars S.A., STG Estelí (General Cigar Co.), Tobaccos San Rafael and Rocky Patel’s TAVICUSA. In addition, tobacco processors ASP Nicaragua and GK Tabacos de Nicaragua will welcome attendees.
That night a party will be held at the Plaza Domingo Gadeda.
On Friday guests will visit the farms of ASP, A.J. Fernandez, Plasenica, Nicaprosa and Padrón before having lunch at NACSA’s Gualupe farm. In addition to lunch, there will be an opportunity for attendees to roll cigars. The festival concludes with a gala and auction at a country club in Estelí Friday night. Saturday morning guests will head back to Managua. It is very much a similar itinerary as last year’s festival with the exception of the opening party and lunches.
“Our county is internationally recognized for producing the best cigars in the world, thanks to our rich volcanic soil, ideal climate conditions and decades of hard work and experience,” said Nestor Andrés Plasencia, president of the ANT, in a press release. “PURO SABOR is a unique opportunity to visit one of the most exotic countries in the world, enjoy its best products, smoke our best cigars, and come together with us, the ones who make it all happen.”
Tickets, which include all expenses (hotel, meals, ground transport, etc.) other than airfare and optional afterparties are $700 and $850 depending on hotel preferences.
Worth the trip!
Article provided by www.halfwheel.com, Thanks!
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