The Cigar Industry Report is a one-stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of the news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. In addition, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8 am Eastern Time.


Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 29 (Edition 230 6/10/17)


Feature of the Week: Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas Introduced

At this year’s 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars will introduce the Rocky Patel Vintage 2006 San Andreas. This is the fifth installment in the company’s Vintage Series, and first new blend in six years. We have the details here.

IPCPR 2017

Our 2017 IPCPR Digest is live. You can follow up on all of our reports leading up to the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show opening July 10th in Las Vegas.

News Recap.

Legislative News

  • House of Representatives: H.R. 564 is a proposed piece of legislation that calls for an exemption from FDA Regulation for premium handmade cigars. This week two new co-sponsors were added including: Steve Chabot [R-Ohio] and David Jones [R-Ohio]. The total number of sponsors is now 112.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564. This week no new co-sponsors signed on. The total number of sponsors remains at 15.
  • House Bill 1136: H.R. 1136 is the legislation to change the Grandfather Date for Deeming Tobacco products subject to FDA Regulation from February 15, 2017 to 21 days after enactment of the regulations. This week a new co-sponsor was added – Lamar Smith[R-Texas]. The total sponsor count is now 72.
  • PennsylvaniaA report says Assemblyman Matthew Baker’s proposed widespread indoor smoking ban will have some exceptions carved out – most notably private cigar clubs. Meanwhile, an initial committee vote was delayed.


Prime Time Show

For Episode 9 , Riste Ristevski of JSK Cigars was our special guest. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we talk Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies. Finally, in our Deliberation Segment, we debate several topics including a Steve Saka Question of the Week.

Prime Time Schedule

Our shows are available on YouTube, Podbean, iTunes, Tune In Radio, and Google Play.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Special Edition #3 (6/13/17): Gabriel Alvarez, Casa Cuevas Cigars
Episode 10 (6/15/17): Bryan Mussard, Cattle Baron Cigars
Episode 11 (6/22/17): Claudio Sgroi, Mombacho Cigars
Episode 12 (6/29/17): Juan Cancel and Bill Ives, Cubariqueño Cigar Company

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