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 8am Eastern Time.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 7, Number 15 (Edition 268 3/3/18)

Feature of the Week: New Cubans Announced at XX Habanos Festival

This week XX Habanos took place in Havana Cuba. As in the past, the festival has been used to unveil the new Habanos releases for 2018. We have the details around them here.

News and Previews

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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 143.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 20.
  • 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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 91.
  • Virginia: A bill has been rejected that would have allowed for a new mixed beverage license for cigar shops.


Agile Cigar Reviews

Editor’s Corner

This month’s editorial is entitled “Starting with a Clean Slate“.

Cigar Coop Coffee Collection

Reminder, we have partnered with Layne Coffee to offer two unique coffee blends. We have the details here. You can also order your coffee here.

Prime Time Show

This week for Episode 44, we welcomed Michael Giannini, Ben Winokur, & Jason Carignan of  Ventura Cigar Company as our special guests. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we talked History Finally, in our Deliberation Segment, we discussed Cigar Festivals

Prime Time Special Edition

For Prime Time Special Edition 24 we welcome Claudio Sgroi of Mombacho Cigars.

Prime Time Show Schedule

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 45 (3/8/18): Mo Maali, Patina Cigars
Episode 46 (3/15/18): Steven Bailey, Cornelius & Anthony
Episode TBD (5/17/18): Live from Corona Cigar Company

Special Edition #25 (3/13/18): Luis Cuevas, Casa Cuevas Cigars
Special Edition #26 (3/27/18): MLB Baseball Preview
Special Edition TBD (4/27/18): Christian Eiroa, CLE Cigar Company

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