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Cigars and Covid

As usual there are always at least two sides to a situation or story.

In the Premium cigar business, it would appear that the consumers are sitting pretty, with time on their hands to smoke more cigars than usual. This is compounded by the same consumers being denied Travel and Culinary delights outside of home – even a “Gourmet” takeaway is still a takeaway.
Time and money to spend on good cigars – how nice.

At the other end, the beginning of the cigar story, are the Farmers and the Production Teams in the factories. The farmers in Cuba and many of the other Caribbean cigar areas have been hammered by both the virus and some of the worst weather in years. But then Farmers have always been “strange” people, having their livelihood depend on the one major element to their existence completely out of their control – the weather.
Mind you I saw an article that Woolworths spent 15 years developing Avo farmers in different areas of South Africa to produce Avos all year round for the demanding public.

The cigar factories sit in between the farmers and the consumers, and they might be starting to be concerned about the rate that their stock is flowing out. Good for this year, but what about the middle future - two, three years from now? There will be the temptation to shorten that ageing period to release more cigars for a cash chest.
This could compromise the brands, as it did in the 1990’s boom with Cuban cigars. When Cuba tried to produce more cigars than usual, the quality was compromised.

Also sitting on the line are the retailers, like us.
There is a good demand for certain brands and sizes but these are beginning to become difficult to come by. We may have either the brand but not the preferred sizes, or the other way around - the sizes but not the brands.
What can we do to protect our business and keep you happy?

From this point on I can only say what we, as Wesley’s, plan to do.
We will broaden our range of “Selections” to make it easy for you, our valued customers, to do a little more experimentation with your cigar options.
More of same size, from the same country source, or different country sources.
Different sizes from the same brand.
We will go as wide as we can to bring a little more excitement to your cigar smoking.
Each selection includes a leaflet describing the origin of the cigars and of the brands. And a link to a Tasting Score Sheet.

Keep watching our website and remember:

  • We can come to you.
  • You can make payment by EFT to our bank, or via Credit card through Wallet.doc.

When you do decide to try some Selections, you may need a new humidor to keep the cigars.
With such a variety of cigars, you don’t want the flavours to affect each other.
But the glass tubes will take care of that – and will keep the cigars in perfect condition ready for you to smoke.
No worries about humidification – but keep the humidor in a cool place.

Budget Walnut Decor Humidor; 25 cigarsBeautiful traditional Burl grain finish for about 30 cigars

We have chosen two simple humidors to suit the purpose:
Beautiful traditional Burl grain finish for about 30 cigars 73-J2121 R2012.50
Distinctive Tactile-deco walnut finish for about 25 cigars 73-J1273 R1910.00

 

And from October 21, 2021 the prices will be even better:
You will pay 25% less on these two options
But for two weeks only – offer expires November 4, 2021

It may be that you have to move out of your “comfort zone”, but we can offer alternative cigars for you to try through our selections.

Colin Wesley

No.504  October 14 - 27, 2021

All previous blogs are archived in the Library, by date and by subject.
A visit will allow you to choose from any of the more than 400 blogs to read or re-read at your leisure.

PS If you can’t visit a Wesley’s Bricks and Mortar, remember that if you’re not completely happy with your Internet choice, you can always return it for a full refund.

Stay at home, stay safe – we can come to you.

Note:
By law, no South African citizen, living in South Africa can buy a tobacco product via the internet or postal system.  In fact, you may not receive a tobacco product through the post.
In addition we may not receive payment through the internet for tobacco products.
We may only supply tobacco products within the trade – not to private individuals. The fine is substantial
Contact us for help in getting tobacco to your area.

 

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You may have been spending loads of time in your
'Man Cave' during lockdown!

Now why not visit our 'Man Cave'?
There are plenty of reasons to do so

We offer a wide range of gifts for everybody
- with a focus on men’s gifts

 

All purchases can be made online
with the exception of tobacco and related products

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Here's an extensive list of 'Man Cave' products with items suitable for ladies too


White Poker Dice in wood box. Poker and Lie Dice RulesBackgammon Set & Chess Set in Black PU Carry CaseGames

Poker and Lie Dice

Backgammon, Chess, Draughts/Checkers, Dominoes

 

 

Taylors Shaving CreamsTaylor's Gift Set
Men’s Grooming products

Taylors Shaving Creams, Taylors Aftershave
Razors, Shaving brushes & Gift Sets

 

Brown leather belt with ratchet fitting

 

 

Brown leather belt
with automatic ratchet fitting

 

Manicure Set

Galileo Thermometer, Cylinder shape, Height 24cm

 

 

Manicure Sets

 

 

 

Galileo Thermometer

 

 

Victorinox Pocket Tools

Swiss Army KnivesBiltong knife, My First Knife

Cross Pens

 

Writing instruments - Cross

 

 

Playing Cards
Large Index Playing Cards

Playing CardsCanasta , Large Index

South Africa Big 5, South African Birds & others

 

 

Hand Warmer

 

Hand warmers
Cuff Links, Justice Scales


Cuff links - Business Card Holders

 


Synthetic leather covered Hip Flasks with engraving plate

Polished Stainless Steel Tankard

 

Tankards - Hip flasks

 

 

Ceramic Mug in a Tin

 

Walking sticksCeramic Mugs in Tins

 

Walking sticks - Seat sticks

Giftsand games Men's grooming Walking Sticks

 

 

 

Note:
By law, no South African citizen, living in South Africa can buy a tobacco product via the internet or postal system.  In fact, you may not receive a tobacco product through the post.
In addition we may not receive payment through the internet for tobacco products.
We may only supply tobacco products within the trade – not to private individuals. The fine is substantial
Contact us for help in getting tobacco to your area.

Subscribe to keep up to date with our fortnightly articles and specials.
These alternate between pipe and cigar smokers' interests. You can choose your preferences.
You will also be automatically be entered into our competition draw.

PS If you can’t visit a Wesley’s Bricks and Mortar, remember that
if you’re not completely happy with your mailsale choice, you can always return it for a full refund.

Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.

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PS If you can’t visit a Wesley’s Bricks and Mortar, remember that
if you’re not completely happy with your mailsale choice, you can always return it for a full refund.

Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.

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New Tobacco Control Legislation

        Prohibitions in respect of tobacco products

(5) (a)  No person shall sell, offer to sell, supply, distribute or buy any tobacco product through the postal services, the internet or any other electronic media.
      (b) The prohibition contained in paragraph (a) does not apply to any commercial communication between a tobacco manufacturer or importer and its trade partners, business partners, employees and shareholders.

Until we have obtained clarity on these points we have removed the “BUY NOW” option
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