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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cigar Tasting Event | Cigars in Florida

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Like everything else around this world of ours, The Cigar industry is changing too. Although the numbers on the industry are still growing, the patterns of consumption of cigars are taken a whole new direction in the United States. The comparison is made to back in the middle 1990s when the imports and sales of premium cigars began to rise dramatically and manufacturers struggled to keep up with demand, leading to industry-wide shortages of raw materials and finished products. The period was marked and the trend accelerated thanks to the establishment of “Cigar Aficionado magazine”.
10 years later, production caught up with demand and the downward side of the cycle of boom and bust began to make itself felt, leading to a shakeout of many of the smaller and weaker upstart manufacturers of boutique premium cigars. Then Government and State Tobacco Taxes, price increased went too far, then on the early 2000’s most of cigar advocates and smokers could not keep on with the prices. Then recession time came along creating another downside to the industry. It took some time to so aficionados could figure it out how to deal with the new era and of course the massive exodus of "quitters" started and almost finished with the small retail tobacco shops.
But gracious and smart people came out with new ideas. Some manufactures freak out and started increasing prices, others decided to do the opposite. Altadis, Fuentes Newman and Tabacalera Perdomo started creating promotions and events to support the retailers and product innovations and reasonable prices without compromising in quality.
It has passed some time since then. Some retailers like Cuenca Cigars become very aggressive with the On Site Events Promotions. Facebook comes to life for the small businesses, as a savor, with a lot of great tools that allowed them to promote their business in this new era using the trends without having to overspend money in the traditional advertisement. Then twitter, Google Plus and many other Social Medias that help the voice to be heard without losing your short while doing it. So, we stayed put and smiled to everyone and decided to stay in business.
So, 2012 is here and we have learned that loyalty is a three way street, yes three, Manufacturers and distributors must support the retailers via quality products and fair prices, tobacco shops must be fair applying margin and good services with innovated perks to the customers and customers will continue to buy and visit in return.
The cigar world is and exciting and fun industry, but everybody must play the role accordingly to keep it a life.
This is what this Cigar Tasting Event is all about it. We have been for four years selling our House Blend and have received a lot of great feedback from our local customers. We have decided to go Online to let everybody to be able to try it out. All you need to do is to subscribe to our newsletter, once you in great chances you will win Free Cigar. What you need to do once you receive it: Smoke and give us a feedback in our Online store. Here is the Link, after you get redirected to the Online Product, choose the Review Tab and write up a simple statement about the cigar. If you like it, chances are you will become a Cuenca Happy smoker!
We at Cuenca are playing ours and expected that your plays yours too. Smile, relax and enjoy your smoke!!!! ........
Note: Some restrictions apply. Popular Brands 601 Cigars A. Turrent Alec Bradley Alec Bradley Cigars Arturo Fuente Cigars Ashton Cigars AVO Cigars Blazer Lighters Boveda Brick House Brick House Cigars Café Crème Cain Cigars Camacho Cigars CAO Cigars Carlos Torano Cigars Colibri Lighters Craftmans Bench Cuban Crafters Cubao Cigars Cuenca Cigars Cuesta Rey Cuesta Rey Cigars Dominico Cigars Don Diego Dos Familias Excallibur Cigarrillos Flavour Cigars Flavours Cigars Frank Llaneza God Of Fire Cigars God of Fire Humi-Jars by Prometheus Gurkha Cigars H Upmann Havana Sweets Hookah Tobacco House Blend Illusione Cigars Java Cigars JC Newman John Gillan Photography La Aroma de Cuba Cigars La Flor Dominicana Cigars Liga by Drew Estate Lost City Cigars Montecristo Montecruz Murcielago My Father Cigar Company Neos Cigarrillos Nestor Miranda NUB Cigars Oliva Cigars Omar Ortez Onyx Orleans Group Padron Cigars Partagas Cigars Perdomo Cigars Playboy Prometheus USA Punch Cigars Quorum Cigars Rocky Patel Cigars Romeo y Julieta San Cristobal Cigars Savor Accessories Savoy Sencillo Cigars Siglo Tatiana Tatuaje Cigars Trinidad Vector KGM Xikar Accessories

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2011 Best Cigar of the Year | Cigars in Florida

As every year, Cuenca Cigars have broadcasted the “Best Cigar of the Year Contest”. This is a Facebook only campaign that we do in coordination with the cigar manufacture, distributors and the store, Cuenca Cigars of Hollywood Florida to get your opinion about cigars. The contest collects information about you, while allow us to grow our facebook fans page and our list of subscribers. The contest starts every year on the first week of October and ends on December 31st at midnight. Every facebook friend that enters to the contest was required to become a Fan of Cuenca Cigars of Hollywood and to complete a simple form asking what cigars in their opinion will be the First, Second and 3rd Best Cigar. And has promise here is the list of the Weekly Winners. 1. Robert D Ritchie, 2. Mandy Alvarez, 3. Harris Safra 4. Paul E. True 5. Troy Gies, 6. Mark Oberheu 7. John Schaffran 8. Gregory I. Ceaser 9. josee bilodeau 10. Michael Masters Every one of this winners was requested to send us their Mailing addresses and the majority of them are in the process of receiving their gifts and hopefully they will post pictures on facebook for us.

The Second Part of this contest requires the release of the Top 25 Cigars that received the most votes. (in that Order)

Cigar No 25th: LFD The Digger Maduro
Cigar No 24th: Jaime Garcia Reserva Special Toro
Cigar No 23rd: Romeo y Julieta Havana Reserva Chuchill
Cigar No 22nd: Cain Daytona Torpedo
Cigar No 21st: Rocky Patel Decade Toro
Cigar No 20th: La Aroma de Cuba New Blend Double Corona
Cigar No 19th: Padron 7000 Maduro
Cigar No 18th: Alec Bradley Family Blend Churchill
Cigar No 17th: Ashton VSG Wizard
Cigar No 16th: Namakumi Papi Chulo
Cigar No 15th: Montecristo Reserva Negra Toro
Cigar No 14th: AVO Heritage Cigar No 13th: 601 Red Robusto
Cigar No 12th: My Father Le Bijou Torpedo
Cigar No 11th: La Riqueza Double Corona
Cigar No 10th: 601 Blue Toro
Cigar No 9th : Perdomo Champagne Noir Torpedo
Cigar No 8th : San Lotano Oval Habano Toro Cigar No 7th : A.Turrent Triple Play Puro Maduro
Cigar No 6th : Montecristo #2
Cigar No 5th : Liga Undercrown 6 x 60 by Drew Estate
Cigar No 4th : Padron Family Reserve 45 Maduro

The third part of the Contest was to release the Top 3 Cigars. And here they are.

The third part of this contest was to release Cuenca Cigars’s Top 3 list, the ultimate cigar challenge. The awaited moment of the final count down from Cuenca’s own best cigar of 2011 has arrived. We are so excited on the results and the winners; we have two fold the first year participants. It was a close call even though the spectrum of the last three cigars is indeed spread apart. 3rd Place Best Cigar of the Year

The third runner up is ILLUSIONE MG12

The first that call for in this finalist is the NAME. It will take on a trip just reading it, looks like a title of a science fiction novel/movie. The presentation confirms the initial impressions since it comes wrapped in silver aluminum foil (the natural) and black (the Maduro), that it put it out of the ordinary in the cigar market. It is a well build cigar, tight on the cap and on the tip. Both "Vitolas" have a great color wrapper. It has a good consistency during the smoke and the draw is not perfect but a good one.

2nd Place Best Cigar of the Year

The second finalist really deserves all kinds of good comments: Rosado "Sun Grown" fifty four.

Once again we have some creativity on the name of the cigar. You can easily say that is the BEST value vs. price equation out there. The presentation is modest but it has what needs it. Well build, great aroma, great medium-soft flavor, no "kick-back" on this one Belongs the great Family of Arturo Fuentes, so right there you are guarantee of quality craftsmanship and love. 1st Place Best Cigar of the Year

For the Grand finale, GOD OF FIRE Don Carlos, Toro. Especial Edition 2011.

WOW, now we are talking! A three year matured cigar, perfect build! perfect wrapper! Unique ring! Great consistency in the smoke! Once you finish it you either want to cry or light up another one. The only negative is the availability, but then again you do not have to worry about that, we have it for you right here in Cuenca’s.

For the last part of this contest we have chosen three final winners.

The three final winners will be receiving a Box or a Cigar Sampler of the line of cigars they represent as winners and they are:
Gary Wong from Lodi, California – to represent the Illusine MJ 12 Top 3 of our list.
Iliana D. Graibe from Miami, Florida – to represent the Arturo Fuente Rosado Sun grown Fifty Four, Top 2 of our list.
Eddie Martell from Azle, Texas – to represent the God of Fire Don Carlos Toro, Top 1 of our list.
Eddie Martell has already received his gift. See Pictures he send it to us.

Those winners should email their mailing address to us in order to receive their gift. I think this was a lot of fun and we are looking forward to do it again this coming October.

Until them, keep checking our page for future promotions and contests. Thank you all.

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Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real “Good Life” at Cuenca Cigars

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Cuenca Cigars of Hollywood
Saturday, February 25, 2012
6:00pm until 11:30pm

Come to Cuenca Cigars in Downtown Hollywood to celebrate the Romance on February 25th and to take advance of incredible deals on one of Altadis USA's most sought after brands, Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real. Available in your choice of a hand-selected blonde Connecticut shade or a deep, dark San Andrés Morrón wrapper, these beauties are slightly sweet with a woodsy flavor and a tender aroma.

Buy Any Box of 20 or More, Get a Romeo BallCap ABSOLUTELY FREE!Raffle TicketsPlus a chance to WIN an iPad™!

The Raffle Include: Romeo y Julieta “Good Life” polo’s, One bottle of whiskey, Crystal Ashtray.

iPad™ winner will be selected on March 30, 2012 by Altadis USA.Offers valid while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other in-store promotion.

and remember that every event in Cuenca's is unique because of our ambiance, selected wine list, ports and beers. The second to known coffees selections and as always our unconditional love.

And to topped off Downtown Hollywood now have Free Parking.

Popular Brands
601 Cigars A. Turrent Alec Bradley Alec Bradley Cigars Arturo Fuente Cigars Ashton Cigars AVO Cigars Blazer Lighters Boveda Brick House Brick House Cigars Café Crème Cain Cigars Camacho Cigars CAO Cigars Carlos Torano Cigars Colibri Lighters Craftmans Bench Cuban Crafters Cubao Cigars Cuenca Cigars Cuesta Rey Cuesta Rey Cigars Dominico Cigars Don Diego Dos Familias Excallibur Cigarrillos Flavour Cigars Flavours Cigars Frank Llaneza God Of Fire Cigars God of Fire Humi-Jars by Prometheus Gurkha Cigars H Upmann Havana Sweets Hookah Tobacco House Blend Illusione Cigars Java Cigars JC Newman John Gillan Photography La Aroma de Cuba Cigars La Flor Dominicana Cigars Liga by Drew Estate Lost City Cigars Montecristo Montecruz Murcielago My Father Cigar Company Neos Cigarrillos Nestor Miranda NUB Cigars Oliva Cigars Omar Ortez Onyx Orleans Group Padron Cigars Partagas Cigars Perdomo Cigars Playboy Prometheus USA Punch Cigars Quorum Cigars Rocky Patel Cigars Romeo y Julieta San Cristobal Cigars Savor Accessories Savoy Sencillo Cigars Siglo Tatiana Tatuaje Cigars Trinidad Vector KGM Xikar Accessories