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James,
I got a response saying that this was a spam question.  It certainly is not.  I was asking if Reas (Coronitas/petite coronas) were available tin the U.S. or did you know of a Canadian company that can ship to the U.S.?
Do you have phone number or website for such a company?  Thank You.

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Hi Richard,

The website is experiencing problems and your question was automatically flagged as spam. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Reas cigars are no longer in production in Canada. The brand was owned by Imperial Tobacco (Montreal, Quebec) but sold to Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni (Scandinavian Tobacco, ST Group) of Denmark in late 2000. The cigar brand appears to be have discontinued as the Danish company has dropped Reas from their product line.  

ST group still has a Canadian office branch. If you contact them, they may be able to provide more information for you. If you contact your local cigar distributor or local cigar store, they may be able to track down some older boxes for you.

Here are some helpful links worth reading regarding Reas:
http://www.ctidirectory.com/search/company.cfm?company=6764
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/imperial-tobacco-butts-out-of-cigar-business-1.2
http://www.st-group.com/en/brands
http://www.st-group.com/en/about/our-companies/longueuil-canada#start

I hope this information helps.

Regards,
James  

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My main area of expertise is Cuban cigars and I can assist you if you have questions pertaining to Cuban cigars. I can also assist you with the following:

- General cigar-related questions and advice
- Humidor maintenance and troubleshooting (How to treat humidor mold, correct high/low humidity, humidor seasoning, etc.)
- Accessory maintenance and troubleshooting (Cigar cutters, hygrometers, humidifiers, etc.)
- Cigar restoration, preservation and troubleshooting (How to treat cigar mold/tobacco beetles, restoring vintage/dry cigars, etc.)
- Cigar/Brand identification
- Cigar etiquette

Unsure of a certain cigar brand? Wondering what a certain cigar tastes like? Have a question about Cuban cigars? Having problems with a humidor or Just let me know! I have smoked every brand of Cuban cigars and most reputable non-Cuban cigar brands on a regular basis so I know a fair bit about taste profiles, cigar etiquette and other fine nuances to cigar smoking. (NOTE: My main focus is on premium, hand-rolled cigars and not cheap, machine made, convenience store cigars.) IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT PROVIDE CIGAR OR CIGAR-RELATED APPRAISALS. If you have a vintage cigar item and you want to know if it's worth something, please contact an antique dealer that specializes in "TOBACCIANA".

Experience

I currently have 19 dedicated years of cigar smoking and counting. I have smoked every brand of Cuban cigars and most reputable non-Cuban cigar brands on a regular basis so I know a fair bit about taste profiles, cigar etiquette and other fine nuances to cigar smoking. For 5 years, I studied with Cuban torcedores (rollers), catadores (taste testers) and revisadores (inspectors) on every aspect involving the production of the Cuban cigar and I am currently writing a book that will help beginners understand everything they need to know about cigars and cigar smoking.

Publications
Maple Leaf Gardens: Memories & Dreams 1931-1999 (1999; ISBN: 0920445616)
50 Things Every Guy Should Know How To Do (2006; ISBN: 0452286654)
The [London] Times (October 8, 2009)


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B.A. University of Toronto

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Allexperts Top 25 Shortest Average Response Time: 2008-2009
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- 2008 - 6th Overall, July
- 2009 - 10th Overall, February

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