Category Archives: Cigar Event

New premiere cigar event comes to Tampa

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On August 20th 2016, a brand new cigar event will take place here in Tampa at Channelside! Ash Bash 2016 will take place in the parking lot east of Channelside Bay Plaza and will feature the following:

  • An 8,000 sq. foot air conditioned VIP facility
  • A live music concert stage
  • Vendor sampling stations
  • Food and drink locations
  • Open courtyard with seating and interactive activities

There are two levels of tickets; General Admission and VIP.

General Admission includes entry into the event, 6+ premium cigars, an official Ash Bash cigar carrying tote, 2 free craft beers or elixirs and free participation in the high end prize giveaway. Valet parking will be available for an additional fee. There is also a Social (companion) ticket available for those who do not want the GA ticket swag and cigars.

VIP level tickets are comprised of everything included in the General Admission Ticket, complimentary valet parking, special VIP check-in area, 16+ premium cigars, an 8,000 sq/ft VIP Lounge with air conditioning, complimentary “clean shaves” from the VIP Lounge barbers, complimentary shoe shining, full open bar and complimentary food. So, everyone purchasing VIP level tickets should show up with some unwanted facial hair and leave your flip flops at home!

A list of vendors and performers will be on the website as the information becomes available.

Ash Bash 2016 is shaping up to be an event unlike any that have been held before and I’m looking forward to enjoying a great evening of cigars and entertainment!

Follow Ash Bash 2016 on twitter @AshBashTampa and visit their Facebook  page, Ash Bash 2016 now for a chance to win 4 GA tickets! See their page for full details on the contest.

For full event details and to purchase tickets, here is the website: AshBash2016

Davidoff of Geneva Grand Opening in Tampa

RenditionLast night, Saturday, February 27th, the new Davidoff of Geneva retail store had it’s grand opening.

Here is some info from the press release: “Cementing its commitment to the Tampa Bay Community, Davidoff of Geneva will open its largest cigar bar and lounge in the world, located in the MetWest shopping village on February 18. A partnership with Jeff and Tanya Borysiewicz, owners of Orlando-based Corona Cigar Company, Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 – Tampa occupies a spectacular 5,000 square feet and offers guests a completely humidified store and elegant full-service bar, featuring the largest collection of whiskies and small batch bourbons in Tampa.

The store is a beautiful illustration of Davidoff of Geneva’s new global retail concept, which features a luxury environment and guest experience. Guests are welcomed into a premium cigar retail space, flanked by multiple indoor and outdoor lounges. Private lockers are also available for lease by customers who seek storage for their personal collections.

“We are proud to open this exceptional Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 store in our home market,” said Jim Young, president of Davidoff of Geneva North America. “The MetWest center is certain to become a luxury retail and dining destination, and our collaboration with Jeff and Tanya is the culmination of a longtime partnership. Tampa is home to Davidoff, and we couldn’t be happier.”

“Davidoff of Geneva is the global leader in luxury cigar experiences and we couldn’t have found a better partner with whom to celebrate Tampa’s rich cigar culture,” says Jeff Borysiewicz, president of Corona Cigar Company.

I was able to attend the Grand Opening along with over 700 other people! Along with many cigar enthusiasts, I ran into a number of our local cigar reps and brand owners. Avo Uvezian was the event’s special guest. He was looking great, spending time on the main floor, enjoying a cigar with the rest of the folks. Also in attendance was Eric and Bobby Newman of J.C. Newman Cigars, Dylan Austin of Camacho Cigars, Erik Calvino of Cigar Snob magazine, Cynthia Fuente of Arturo Fuente Cigars, Lisa Figueredo of Cigar City Magazine and many others.

Everyone in attendance enjoyed the exclusive Davidoff Tampa blend, made especially for this new location. Champagne also flowed during the event to celebrate the opening.

The shop received its liquor license just days before the grand opening. The bar is very impressive and has the biggest selection of Scotch, Whiskies and other spirits that I have ever seen. Beer and wine is also available.

As I mentioned, with over 700 people in attendance, the event was packed but, moving around was not an issue and the outdoor seating areas helped a great deal.

In addition to the retail area, there is a conference space on the second floor that I understand will be available to reserve for cigar friendly meetings. A nice touch in the ever growing smoking restricted areas.

Davidoff of Geneva – Tampa is located right along “Restaurant Row” near the International Mall and Tampa International Airport. It will be a great spot to relax after a fine meal with a cigar and adult beverage.

I wish Jeff Borysiewicz and Davidoff the best of success with their new location. It was certainly a great kickoff last night!

Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 – Tampa – 4142 W. Boy Scout Boulevard Tampa, FL  33607 Phone: (813) 513-7560

Hours of Operation

  • Monday & Tuesday: 9am to Midnight
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 9am to 1am
  • Friday & Saturday: 9am to 2am
  • Sunday: 10am to Midnight

Kentucky Fire Cured Barn Smoker Tickets Are Available Now!

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Kentucky Fire Cured Barn Smoker Tickets Are Available Now!

Join Drew Estate for the second annual Kentucky Fire Cured Barn Smoker. The event will run from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, October 3rd on a Kentucky Fire Cured Tobacco Farm in Hopkinsville, KY.

Buy Tickets Now!
Ticket price includes the following cigar goodie bag, showcasing Drew Estate cigars with Kentucky Fire Cured tobaccos:

  • Kentucky Fire Cured Fat Molly
  • Kentucky Fire Cured Just a Friend
  • Kentucky Fire Cured Chunky
  • Kentucky Fire Cured Kyotos
  • Kentucky Fire Cured Delfinas
  • Kentucky Fire Cured Flying Pigs
  • Kentucky Fire Cured Yard Bird (Unreleased)
  • Liga Privada “A”

The sampler pack also includes custom Barn Smoker swag, Drew Estate matches, and more goodies.

ONE TICKET PER PERSON, MUST BE PRESENT AT EVENT TO RECEIVE CIGARS 

Ticket price also includes a BBQ dinner, drinks, and admission to the all-day event.

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Cigars For Warriors.

MIAMI CIGAR & CO. OFFICIAL CIGAR SPONSOR AT DWYANE WADE FANTASY CAMP KICK-OFF

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Miami Cigar & Co., staying true to their new initiative to be heavily involved in local community efforts, served as the official cigar partner of the Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp Draft Party, at the Westin Diplomat Hotel & Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

Three-time NBA Champion Dwyane Wade kicked off the 5th Annual Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp with an exclusive NBA draft party for 100 lucky guests. Attendees were treated to music, bites, cocktails and Nestor Miranda Collection cigars.

Jason Wood, VP of Miami Cigar & Company was on hand to personally present Dwyane Wade with an exclusive HfBarcelona Miami Heat themed humidor filled with Nestor Miranda Collection and La Aurora Preferido cigars.

Jason Wood stated: “We are truly honored to have had the opportunity to take part in Dwyane Wade’s fantasy camp. We are always excited to give back to the community and spread that #OneLife mentality whenever possible.”

About Miami Cigar & Co.
Founded in 1989 by Nestor and Mariana Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co. has become one of the premier distributors of premium cigars boasting a portfolio which includes Tatiana, Don Lino and the Nestor Miranda brands. Miami Cigar &Co. also serves as the exclusive United States distributor for La Aurora, S.A, Viva Republica and Hf Barcelona brands.

Follow Miami Cigar & Company on Social Media here: Facebook: Miami Cigar & Company, Instagram: MiamiCigar, Hashtag: OneLife

Two Guys Smoke Shop announces 30th anniversary event

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Two Guys Smoke Shop of Salem, Nashua, and Seabrook, New Hampshire will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary on September 30, by giving away a brand new Mercedes Benz automobile, $30,000 or Both!

Two Guys Smoke Shop, a popular New England Cigar Shop know for its great retail cigar shops has become world known because of their elaborate anniversary parties and tremendous prizes including Motorcycles, Hummer H2 Vehicles, Trips and Cash. During the gas crunch they gave away a tanker truck of 10,000 gallons of gasoline and for their silver anniversary they gave a way 250 minted pure silver bars and a Rolls Royce Silver Spur. It’s all been covered from a 1936 Cadillac Fleetwood to a Delorean Time Machine.

On September 30 when the doors open at 6:00 p.m. at DiBurro’s Function facility in Ward Hill, Massachusetts, an expected SOLD -OUT crowd will be participating in what is believed to be the biggest, most fun-laden event of its kind ever staged by a retail cigar business.

This Anniversary cigar event will include dinner, 30 premium cigars per person, music, meet-and greets with the biggest names in the world of hand-crafted cigars and door prizes to include $30,000 and someone may walk out with a new Mercedes Benz provided by Smith Motor Sales of Haverhill, MA.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday May 2nd at 10am at all Two Guys Smoke Shop locations (Salem, Seabrook, and Nashua NH) and are expected to sell out fast.
Fifteen Cigar maker celebrities are expected to attend include Nick Perdomo from Perdomo Cigars who have committed to attend. “The excitement, camaraderie and sheer value of the event this year will be even greater than years past, It’s always the hottest ticket in town,” boasts David Garofalo, owner and founder of Two Guys Smoke Shop. “If you’re a cigar lover, you’ll will have the time of your life for your $200 ticket price.”

Starting today right up until tickets go on sale, TwoGuys Smoke Shop will be unveiling those committed to attending on the manufacture side via their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2GuysCigars/

Two Guys Smoke Shop locations are at 304 South Broadway in Salem NH; 15 Spit Brook Road in Nashua NH; and 741 Lafayette Road in Seabrook, NH. For more information call 1-888-224-4272

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Macanudo Big Drive winner gets smokin’ new ride

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Macanudo®, America’s best-selling premium cigar, announces today that Robert Cowan of Commack, NY has won the grand prize in the brand’s national “Big Drive” sweepstakes.

Robert, who entered into the contest by purchasing Macanudo cigars from JRCigar.com, won a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro by choosing the key that opened the car. In winning the muscle car, Robert became the envy of fellow contestants who were randomly selected from online cigar retailers. They are: George Castellese, Sugar Grove, IL (Cigars International); David Nygaard, Astoria, OR, (Famous Smoke Shop); Jeff Diedrich, Frisco, TX (Mike’s Cigars); Brij Patel, Marietta, GA (Best Cigar Prices); Fred Steinberg, Boca Raton, FL (Thompson Cigar). Gustavo Rosales, Ft. Lauderdale, FL was randomly selected through online entries to Macanudo.com.

The Camaro boasts an array of amenities and enough horsepower to leave other hotrods in the dust.

Gus Martinez, director of marketing for Macanudo said, “The Macanudo Big Drive sweepstakes brings together two great passions, cigars and muscle cars, and has given us the opportunity to deliver an unparalleled VIP experience. For these devoted Macanudo fans who enjoy cars as much as they enjoy their cigars, this trip is one they’ll never forget.”

Robert looks forward to taking the smokin’ hot muscle car for a celebratory spin when he returns to Commack, NY. He said, “I always smoke Macanudo during special occasions, so I’m lighting up one now to celebrate my victory and will definitely do so again when the car gets delivered to me in Long Island.”

As part of the Big Drive sweepstakes, the contestants and their guests were treated to an all-expense paid weekend at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. While in Sin City, they were wined and dined by the Macanudo brand team, and savored Macanudos at cigar-friendly hotspots in Vegas.

For additional photos of the Macanudo Big Drive contest, please visit the brand’s Facebook and Twitter channels.

About Macanudo Cigars

Since their introduction in 1968, Macanudo cigars have been a favorite among premium cigar connoisseurs. The brand continues to be the best selling premium cigar brand in the U.S. and also sells in more than 90 countries worldwide.  In addition to the base brand of Macanudo cigars, the brand also features these collections: Macanudo Maduro, Macanudo Robust, Macanudo Gold Label, Macanudo Vintage, Macanudo 1968 and Macanudo Estate Reserve.

About General Cigar Company

General Cigar Co. is the leading manufacturer and marketer of handcrafted cigars for the premium market. Committed to delivering cigars of the finest quality, General Cigar’s skilled artisans produce Macanudo, Cohiba®,  La Gloria Cubana®, Partagas®, CAO®, Punch®, Hoyo de Monterrey®, Excalibur® and several other leading premium brands in the company’s Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan factories. In addition, the company cultivates proprietary tobacco which is used exclusively in its blends and has a dedicated R&D practice that develops new varieties of tobacco and revitalizes vintage seeds. General Cigar also operates Club Macanudo®, a cigar bar in New York City. In 2010, General Cigar entered into a joint venture agreement with Plasencia Group.  Based in Richmond, VA, General Cigar sells through tobacconists nationwide and exports select products to 62 countries. For more information, please visit www.cigarworld.com.

The Guayabera Lady Foundation and The Fuente family proudly announces the 3rd annual “Havana Nights”

 

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Miami is no stranger to amazing events. But few are charged with such a powerful message and such a dynamic group of supporters. The Inaugural Havana Nights – “A Fuente Family Affair” event was held in 2012. The fete was unforgettable to many, as it was also one of the largest fundraising events held for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation.  With great pleasure is the announcement of the 3rd Annual Havana NightsA Fuente Family Affair, taking place Saturday, October 25th, 2013 from 7PM-1AM at Neo Vertika located at 690 SW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33130.

Presented by The Guayabera Lady Foundation, this event is being held to support the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation and promises to be bigger and better than last year; with an outstanding array of entertainment, Bacardi cocktails, libations and live music. As if that wasn’t enough, guests can enjoy a raffle and silent auction featuring a huge selection of luxury items as well as unique collectibles all donated by supportive sponsors all over the map.

The event is once again being hosted by the “World Renowned” Guayabera Lady, Mrs. Berta R. Bravo.  Beloved by many, and recognized for dressing many notables, Berta again welcomes everyone to attend the festivities and reminds: “it’s all for a wonderful cause.”

Expected guests will include: local VIPs and celebrities, cigar aficionados from across the country, city officials, and supporters from various walks of life that will make for an entertaining and fulfilling evening of great music, great food and great company.   Don Carlos Fuente Sr. will be in attendance.

Tickets to the gala are $125 per person and $200 per couple. To pay by credit card please log onto www.theguayaberaladyfoundation.org – or you may call: 786-287-6664.

Checks must be made payable to The Guayabera Lady Foundation and mailed to:  The Guayabera Lady – Attention:  Havana Nights – 4832 S.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL. 33155. Suggested attire: Black and red “Guayabera Chic” in honor of Carlos Suarez Fuente.

Please follow us via social media on Face book, Twitter and Instagram using hash tag #HavanaNightsMia

Sponsors include: Hublot, Robb Report, Sushi Sake, Sweet Treats by Marta, Cigar Snob Magazine, and Coca-Cola

ABOUT THE CIGAR FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable non-profit organization. The foundation’s mission is to provide a significant humanitarian impact to communities in the Dominican Republic resulting in a better quality of life to those who experience a lack of education, poor access to health care and nutrition and who have little or no sustainable employment. CF-CF in 2001 the Fuente and Newman families created the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. The Foundation partnered with Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI), a Dominican based nonprofit organization that for the past 30 years has been fighting poverty by providing training and skills necessary to make a positive change for those living in both urban and rural regions of the Dominican Republic.

 

The Guayabera Lady Foundation and the Fuente family proudly announce the 3rd annual “Havana Nights”

The “Fuente Family Affair” event hits South Florida this October 25, 2014

Miami is no stranger to amazing events. But few are charged with such a powerful message and such a dynamic group of supporters. The Inaugural Havana Nights – “A Fuente Family Affair” event was held in 2012. The fete was unforgettable to many, as it was also one of the largest fundraising events held for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation.  With great pleasure is the announcement of the 3rd Annual Havana NightsA Fuente Family Affair presented by Hublot, taking place Saturday, October 25th, 2013 from 7PM-1AM at Neo Vertika located at 690 SW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33130.

Presented by The Guayabera Lady Foundation, this event is being held to support the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation and promises to be bigger and better than last year; with an outstanding array of entertainment, Bacardi cocktails, libations and live music. As if that wasn’t enough, guests can enjoy a raffle and silent auction featuring a huge selection of luxury items as well as unique collectibles all donated by supportive sponsors all over the map.

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The event is once again being hosted by the “World Renowned” Guayabera Lady, Mrs. Berta R. Bravo.  Beloved by many, and recognized for dressing many notables, Berta again welcomes everyone to attend the festivities and reminds: “it’s all for a wonderful cause.”

Expected guests will include: local VIPs and celebrities, cigar aficionados from across the country, city officials, and supporters from various walks of life that will make for an entertaining and fulfilling evening of great music, great food and great company.   Don Carlos Fuente Sr. will present.

Tickets to the gala are $125 per person and $200 per couple. To pay by credit card please log onto www.theguayaberaladyfoundation.org – or you may call: 786-287-6664.

Checks must be made payable to The Guayabera Lady Foundation and mailed to:  The Guayabera Lady – Attention:  Havana Nights – 4832 S.W. 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL. 33155. Suggested attire: Black and red “Guayabera Chic” in honor of Carlos Fuente.

Please follow us via social media on Face book, Twitter and Instagram using hash tag #HavanaNightsMia

ABOUT THE CIGAR FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION 

The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable non-profit organization. The foundation’s mission is to provide a significant humanitarian impact to communities in the Dominican Republic resulting in a better quality of life to those who experience a lack of education, poor access to health care and nutrition and who have little or no sustainable employment. CF-CF in 2001 the Fuente and Newman families created the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. The Foundation partnered with Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI), a Dominican based nonprofit organization that for the past 30 years has been fighting poverty by providing training and skills necessary to make a positive change for those living in both urban and rural regions of the Dominican Republic.

Cigars and Suds Dinner at Havana Nights

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