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Luigi Viprati says that he’s retired, but he has a damn funny sense of retirement. While he’s no longer putting in the daily grind of work each day to produce the 1,500 or so pipes he used to make each year, he’s still committing a good amount of his time inside his small workshop in […]
For some, cigar bands are merely an afterthought—a cigar smoker buys a cigar, rips off the band and lights up his or her smoke without so much as taking a glance at the colorful ring of paper encircling it. To others, the artwork adorning the band surrounding their favorite smokes adds to the mystique of […]
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From the beginning, Villiger Sohne AG was created to be a global brand. The company was launched in 1888 by Jean and Louise Villiger as a cigar manufacturer based in Lucerne, Switzerland. In 1918, brothers Max and Hans Villiger took on positions within the company, and they worked together to build Villiger into an influential […]
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Ian Blanken was hired as Oliva Cigar Co.’s marketing director during the company’s acquisition by J. Cortes. Before his hiring, he lived in Australia for several years and worked as a marketing manager for a startup company based in Brisbane before moving to the United States to be closer to his family. Blanken spent several […]
At 42 years of age, Francisco Batista, the premium cigar master blender and general manager of Royal Agio’s factory in San Pedro de Macoris, has been with Royal Agio for 10 years, and while he has been with the company for a decade, he took a circuitous path to coming to work in the premium […]
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As vice president of Nat Sherman International, Michael Herklots oversees Nat Sherman’s non-cigarette related businesses, the wholesale cigar business, the flagship retail store and product manufacturing. Herklots began his career as a tobacconist working at The Humidor in Boston’s Prudential Center Mall in 1999 before accepting a position to work at the Davidoff flagship store […]
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Since 2012, Oettinger Davidoff has recognized its finest American Appointed Merchants with the American edition of its prestigious Golden Band Awards. The Golden Band Awards is Davidoff’s opportunity to recognize Appointed Merchants’ exceptional achievements and success in holding up the standards rooted by company founder Zino Davidoff. Nominees are selected based on a combination of […]
Between 1920 and 1933, America experienced the renowned period that was known as Prohibition. With the grassroots movement against alcohol led by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League, the United States government enacted its sweeping ban on the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages. Even though the federal government did not […]
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From the very beginning of its 24-year history, Maya Selva Cigars has had an international flair that reflects the global vision and character of its founder. Born in Paris to a French mother and a Honduran father, Maya Selva grew up in Honduras before moving back to France when she was a teenager to attend […]
The post Her Roots Run Deep: An Interview With Maya Selva, Part 1 appeared first on Tobacco Business Magazine.
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