The Cigar Industry Report is a one stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks. It is a combination of our news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week.  We will also recap what happened on our Stogie Geeks show.  Finally, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8am Eastern time.

Feature of the Week: Five DC Tweet Up Cigars Announced

There is no doubt that Tweet Ups are on the rise in the cigar industry.  The DC Tweet Up is in its third year.  As has become a trend, many cigar companies are using these events to provide event only, hard to find, or pre-releases of new cigars.  This week we reported on five cigars that will be available at the March 2014 Washington DC event.  These cigars include Miami Cigar and Company’s KILO, RoMa Craft Tobac’s Formorian, a new Edgar Hoill EH vitola, a new size of the Asylum 13 Ogre, and Dante Cigars’ upcoming Vita Nova.

News and Previews.

Legislative News

Assessment Update

Stogie Geeks – Episode 81

On Episode 81, we welcomed Brian Chinnock of Chinnock Cellars Cigars as our special guest.

Brian Chinnock’s roots are in the wine industry as he has spent over 35 years in the industry, but a few years ago he entered the cigar business founding Chinnock Cellars Cigars.  In this conversation, we learn how Brian got started in the cigar industry.  We take a look at his three lines – the Estate, Terroir, and the new Pressoir (our smoke of the week).  Perhaps the most interesting thing is how Brian has brought the world of wine-making with the world of cigar-making like nobody else has done before.  Brian also hung around with us for the entire show and participated in our segment.

We also covered our smokes of the week and did a segment on cigar banding and packaging.

This week’s smokes of the week included:

Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Edicion de Aniversario 2008 Double Robusto
Arturo Fuente Opus X Angel’s Share Robusto
BOTL LE2013 Corona Gorda by Drew Estate
Cain F Lancero Redux
Camacho Connecticut Corona
Casa Trompeta Nicaragua Toro
CroMagnon Femur (Photo only)
Headley Grange Drumstick
Fuente Opus X Angel’s Share Robusto
Illusione Burn Robusto (Mark Jr.)
Illusione Burn Robusto (Paul)
Illusione MKUltra 2013
La Aurora Preferidos Gran Reserva 2003 Corojo #1
Ortega Wild Bunch 2013 Da Byrdman Boys Club
Padron 1926 No. 6 Maduro
San Cristobal Revelation Robusto
Tatuaje Black Corona Gorda 2013 Redux

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