U.S. Court Rules Against Cubans on Cohiba Brand

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Image courtesy of Cigar Aficionado Magazine."][/caption] David Savona of Cigar Aficionado Magazine reports that the 13-year battle for the world's most prestigious cigar brand, Cohiba, may be concluded thanks to a Manhattan appeals court ruling in favor of General Cigar Company. The...

Leon, Miranda & Drapers Mentioned in Cigar Weekly

[caption id="attachment_1116" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Guillermo Leon, president, La Aurora CxA. Image courtesy of La Aurora."][/caption] The July 12 Cigar Weekly feature Tabaqueros To Take Washington features mention of W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist and the upcoming DC visit of La Aurora's Guillermo Leon and Miami Cigar &...

Toraño’s Retake Distribution of Brands From CAO

[caption id="attachment_1095" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="(L to R) Charlie and Carlos Toraño. Image courtesy of Toraño cigars."][/caption] From CigarCyclopedia.com comes news that the Toraño Family will be retaking control of the distribution of it's brands, currently handled by CAO International, effective August 1. According to company president Charlie Toraño: [I]t...