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Vintage Cigars go great with vintage sodas

September 10, 2022

In 1963 when Avanti Cigar Company acquired Petri Cigars you could get a bottle of soda for a nickel. The 1960s was a time for experimentation and no other industry did this quite like the soft drink industry. Dozens of soda brands popped up and just as quickly faded away, but some of these vintage brands stood the test of time and are still with us today. 

Mountain Dew is a lemon-lime flavored soda that was created in 1940 in Knoxville, Tennessee, but has now been adopted into extreme sports and video game culture. We recommend pairing this type of soda with a Petri. The wood notes and hints of pepper in the Petri Cello create a playful contrast with bold citrus flavors for a delightfully unexpected experience. 

Orange Crush was the first orange soda in the United States, debuting in 1906 and hailing from West Ocean City, Maryland. With 7 flavors, Crush has enough variety for every cigar in Avanti’s lineup. We recommend pairing orange sodas with DeNobli Toscano Longs. The earthy and nutty notes of a Denobli Toscano Long gives a subtle and grounded accompaniment to the strong flavor and notable fizziness of orange sodas.

Find your favorite cigar in our shop and try it with your favorite soda today!