I'm debating making this a regular feature on Cigar Coop going forward. I'll see if this becomes a worthwhile exercise.
Month in Review: February 2011 (in no particular order....)
- The Cigar Industry loses one of its icons in Sal Fontana. Sal was with Camacho Cigars and was the founder of La Fontana Cigars.
- A memorial service is held in Charlotte, North Carolina for Nathan Saab. Nathan passed away in January as a result of complications of injuries sustained in a automobile wreck. If you live in the Southeast, chances are you've run into Nathan at one point or another.
- The Pleasure Police are defeated in Wyoming and in Northern Kentucky.
- Tobcacco enthusiasts take two major defeats as City Councils in Raleigh and New York City pass Outdoor Smoking Bans. Tobacco Enthusiasts then find an ally in Whoopi Goldberg.
- A group of legislators in New York want to mitigate the impacts of a huge tobacco tax that was implemented last year by capping the New York State cigar tax at $1.00
- Legislators in California are proposing a sweeping Prohibition like Tobacco ban in that state.
- The Great Smoke takes place in West Palm Beach Florida on February 5th. Some of the cigar-ebrities of the industry decide to have a little fun.
- The ProCigar Festival takes place in the Dominican Republic from February 6th through February 11th.
- Jim Colucci, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Altadis USA announces his retirement.
- Cigar-ebrities Manuel Quesada and Rocky Patel visit the Carolinas. Quesada comes to Charlotte while Rocky Patel makes an appearance in Greenville, South Carolina.
- Eddie Ortega begins to provide some teasers about the new 601 La Bomba.
- Nick Perdomo reveals details about his new cigars due out this spring.
- Oliva begins shipments of the Cain Daytona.
- Ashton announced the La Aroma de Cuba Marquis will now be a full-fledged member of the La Aroma line.
- The Davidoff Millennium and La Sirena are smokes that have achieved legendary status in my book. I enjoyed these this month.