CigarVolante LLC offers wineries a means of differentiating themselves in the marketplace by promoting the combination of wine drinking and cigar smoking as aesthetics that have very similar characteristics. Both are about the flavor and experience, the experiences are described similarly in terms like “mouth feel,” “herbal notes,” and “full bodied.” We have introduced the concept that these can be combined to great success.
The cigar smoker is an ideal target market for a winery.
- are between 35 and 65;
- have above average income;
- have above average taste; and
- are willing to invest 30 minutes to an hour to enjoy their indulgence, usually with a beverage, in this case, your wine.
No one is offering the service that we offer nor understands this niche marketplace as we do. There are cigar stores that are attempting to sell to wineries but, used to selling to cigar smokers, they are not familiar with the idea of selling to people that smoke cigars opportunistically, and as a complement to a fine wine.
We charge nothing for our services, relying on the success of the sales of our cigars in your winery for our return. To that end we provide you pairings and a pairing sheet that you can print as necessary for distribution to your patrons, and the ability to purchase our brochures at our cost (see attached). We would also include you on our website and in all of our marketing information. We are highly visible and an association will assist you in differentiating yourself from the hundreds of wineries now in Virginia.
We start the process by pairing your wines and our cigars, tasting the wine and smoking the cigars together. This generally involves sitting down with your wines and our cigars and doing the work. It is a tough job but somebody has to do it.
Cigars usually deliver next business day if ordered early enough to allow us to hit post office deadlines. Less than box quantities ship from my stock here in Palmyra and full box orders ship from Yardley, PA. When we get to box-like quantities I will suggest modifications to box quantities.
We offer display humidors should you need one to facilitate the display of the cigars. These are the Display Humidors that you can see here.
The kits are convenient because they have all of the humidification, lighters and cutters included. I sell lighters like these for $10 and cutters for $2 so you have $100 in lighters at retail reduce your effective cost. I also have a couple of videos on YouTube that can assist you in the setup. It is really quite simple.
For more information please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 901.626.3993.