Another one of our must stops at IPCPR 2013 was catching up with Jose Blanco and the gang at Joya de Nicaragua. In this interview, Blanco gives us a couple of minutes to share a couple new and exiting things on the horizon for JdN. Once of which being the all-new 1970 Antano Big Bull, a big and bold 7×70 full-bodied cigar – enjoy!
Estelí, Nicaragua - Joya de Nicaragua, maker of the authentic Nicaraguan puro, is introducing a new vitola for its popular brand Antaño 1970 at this year’s IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas. Continue reading
In 2008, Cigar Aficionado awarded the Cas Magna Colorado Robusto as the #1 Cigar of the Year. This is a cigar with two primary and distinguishing characteristics: 1) the cigar happened to be the brain-child of two legends in the industry – Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plascencia; and 2) the cigar retailed for only $5 – proving once and for all you could get a top quality cigar without spending and arm and a leg. Continue reading
Last month, our dear friends at Drew Estate and Joya de Nicaragua cigar companies invited members of the cigar media down for a special edition Cigar Safari. Media members were broken down in to two groups of 10-12 people per group. We happened to be in group-1 who went down April 28th thru May 1st.
The video below is a reflection of the great times had that very first day. There were no tours on Day-1. Instead, we simply got to know each other a little better – building and extending relationships – all in the spirit of comradery…enjoy!
Now that our Top 10 lists for the best Light, Medium and Full strength cigars has been compiled and published. We thought it would be fun to slice-and-dice our information a couple of different ways. As many of you know, limited edition cigars are quite often very hard to come by. That being said, I think most would agree the back-bone bread and butter offerings in the cigar industry are the “core lines.” That being said, we went back and crunched the numbers against all 3 of our lists (light, medium and full) to come up with a “Best of the Core Lines” ranking. Those findings are included in the Top-10 list below – enjoy! Continue reading
Here’s another interview from our 2012 video archives. In this clip Jose Blanco senior vice president of Joya de Nicaragua shares the vision and reason behind creating the medium-strength flavor-bomb known simply as CyB.
Welcome to Leaf and Grape’s first annual list for Top 10 Medium Cigars. We decided to do take a different approach with our “Best Of” lists. Instead of publishing one over-all list, we have 3 separate categories based on strength. … Continue reading
Leaf and Grape is proud to jointly provide this preview with Cigar-Coop on the following retail exclusive cigar: My Uzi Weighs A Ton, the collaboration between Drew Estate Tobacco Company’s Subculture Studios and the Joya de Nicaragua factory has announced a … Continue reading