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Stogie News: Win Free Tickets to La Palina Re-Launch

22 Jun 2010

You may have heard about the re-launch of La Palina, “a storied cigar brand famously linked to the early and fortuitous beginnings of CBS Broadcasting.” In recent weeks its revival has been covered by the likes of Cigar Aficionado, the Wall Street Journal, and others (including an ad on this web magazine).

LaPalina-225La Palina is being brought back to life by Bill Paley, grandson of the founder of the Congress Cigar Company. The outfit dates back to 1896. La Palina was its flagship brand, marketed over radio waves—hence the connection to CBS.

Now Paley hopes he has a new flagship cigar with the aptly titled “1896.” According to a La Palina press release, it is a “blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran tobacco with an Ecuadorian wrapper and a Costa Rican binder. This signature cigar (4.75 x 52) will retail for $19 per cigar or $190 for a box of 10.”

I am told that W. Curtis Draper in Washington and Davidoff of Geneva in New York are the first two La Palina retailers. The brand is expected to be available nationwide soon.

Taste the New Cigar for Yourself

StogieGuys.com is pleased to announce that we have secured two pairs of tickets to the exclusive La Palina re-launch on Thursday. The event, held at Morton’s in Washington, DC, will feature cocktails, canapés, and La Palina cigars. It will run from 6:30-8:30pm.

To be entered for your chance to win a pair of tickets, simply leave a comment on this article that reads: “Get me to La Palina.” All eligible comments received before midnight will be entered into a random drawing. Two winners will be selected, each receiving two tickets.

As a courtesy to your fellow StogieGuys.com readers, please enter only once and only if you can make the event. You’re all on the honor system. Also, please be sure to include a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Good luck!

Patrick A

photo credit: La Palina Cigars

Drew Estate

30 Responses to “Stogie News: Win Free Tickets to La Palina Re-Launch”

  1. DanR Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    Get me to La Palina

  2. Dave in Ashburn Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    $20 for a stubby little robusto mutt? Come on. I know it's an inaugural edition and all, and maybe I'm just not the target consumer, but this reminds me of the Virginia wine market – overpriced and underaged.

  3. Charlie Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 3:15 am #

    Get me to La Palina!

    Dave, I smoked a pre-release version back in September or so, and it was fantastic. Was it a $19 cigar? Almost. I'd pay in the $12-15 range for it.

  4. Ethan K Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 3:22 am #

    Get me to La Palina!

    It's the only way I'll ever get to Morton's & smoke like the big boys. If I lose, send me a joke: merrill23k@yahoo.com

  5. DaByrdman33 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 3:43 am #

    Get me to La Palina

  6. The Champ Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:00 am #

    Get me to La Palina!!

  7. brett j Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    My wife's will look good in a sexy cocktail dress at this event! GET ME TO La Palina! lol

  8. Steven Ward Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:19 am #

    Get me to La Palina

  9. Stephen Boyajian Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    Get me to La Palina… hope to see you guys there.

  10. Phil Delgado Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    Get me to La Palina…can't wait for the event!

  11. Howard Thompson Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    Get me to La Palina

  12. Evan Poteet Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:40 am #

    Get me to La Palina can't wait!

  13. Networkcacher Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 4:44 am #

    Get met to La Palina!

    That may be the only way I'll get to smoke them at $19 a stick. Curious to see how well this old brand can be resurrected though.

  14. Erik S Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    “Get me to La Palina.”. Word for word, and if I don't win hope whoever does enjoys the smokes!

  15. HabanoHam Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 5:38 am #

    Get me to La Palina

  16. Senor Stogie Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 6:20 am #

    Get me to La Palina!

    Can't wait to visit Draper's and check these out.

  17. Scott Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    Get Me to La Palina!!

    I would bring my wife to this as well…except she's pregnant with our first child. So, there hasn't been a lot of smoking around the house as of late!!

    Hope to see you fella there.

  18. Don Keller Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    Get me to La Palina, please.

  19. Bill Paley Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    Looking forward to meeting the winners and giving them some extra stogies. Visit our site lapalinacigars.com for more info. Keep reading Stogie Guys.

    Kee

  20. Adam T Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 9:06 am #

    Get me to La Palina!

    Thanks guys.

  21. Andrew Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Get me to La Palina.

  22. Windle J. Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Get me to La Palina!

  23. Ed Chin Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    Get me to La Palina.

  24. David Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Get me to La Palina.

  25. Steve in Falls Churc Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Get me to La Palina.

  26. Milo DC Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Get me to La Palina.

  27. Craig Urban Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Hell yes, get me to La Palina!

  28. The Stogie Guys Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    Thanks for all the entries.

    The winners Charlie and David have been selected at random using http://www.random.org and they've been contacted.

  29. Bryan Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    Get me to La Palina!

  30. jason l Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Get me to La Palina!