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Months after joining Ventura Cigar Company as its creative director, Michael Giannini has earned a promotion and new title–general manager. Known in the cigar industry for his creativity and unique vision for products in the category, Giannini will continue to serve as the brand’s creative director but now he will also oversee the development of […]
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Mike Bellody (MLB Cigar Ventures) has teamed up with Enrique Seija (Matilde Cigars) to form a new distribution company–SeiBel Distribution. This new company will be distribution both companies’ cigars throughout the U.S. With this new company, the two companies are parting ways from their previous distribution partners at SAG Imports and Quesada Cigars. This SieBel […]
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A great business sense, a background in marketing, an eye for opportunity—these are all things that make for a great entrepreneur or a successful tobacco business. But the glue that binds all of these together can be boiled down to one word: fearlessness. The word has had a profound significance in the life of Michael […]
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Room101 means different things to different people. In the tobacco industry, many see it as a premium cigar brand, while outside the industry it’s often viewed as a fashion brand and a new spirits brand. The reality? With entrepreneur Matt Booth at the helm, Room101 is a little bit of everything—most of all a reflection […]
Back in January, several Texas-based cigar businesses–including En Fuego, El Cubano Cigars and the Texas Cigar Merchants Association (TXCMA)–filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and its deeming regulations [read more here]. Now, the FDA is hoping to not only move the case away from Texas but also consolidate it with […]
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Drew Estate has announced the 2018 dates for its popular Barn Smoker Program. Drew Estate’s Barn Smoker event focuses on the American tobacco experience, educating cigar enthusiasts on the ins and outs of tobacco growing, processing and manufacturing on a barn level. This year’s Barn Smoker program includes an event in Strasburg, PA, on June […]
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an advanced notice of proposed rule making (ANPRM) specifically for premium cigars. The ANPRM seeks input from the premium cigar industry, other stakeholders and the public on if and how the agency should regulate premium cigars. This ANPRM is the third that the FDA has issued […]
Drew Estate has announced its Liga Privada No. 9 and T52 Coronets have shipped exclusively to Drew Diplomat retailers across the U.S. These products were first introduced at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) 2017 trade show. Available in a convenient 4 x 32 size, each 10-count tin has a MSRP of $25 […]
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Despite the massive effort within Congress and from industry trade associations, premium cigar exemption was left out of the massive 2018 spending bill. Many senators and trade associations had been pushing Congress to exempt premium cigars from regulation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Despite winning over support from a list of senators, […]
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Gurkha Cigars has announced it has hired a new director of marketing–Shanda Lee. Lee is known by many in the industry as the former vice president of marketing at J.C Newman Cigar Company. At J.C. Newman, Lee was an officer and part of the product development team, responsible for developing the company’s marketing strategy. She […]
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