Ventura Cigars Sets Dates and Locations for Fathers, Friends, and Fire events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 Ventura Cigars Company (VCC) has announced the dates and locations for their upcoming Fathers, Friends, and Fire events. According to the release:: “Held throughout the month of June, the Fathers, Friends, and Fire events are festive affairs, offering attendees the opportunity to meet, take a photo, and smoke with[…]

Villiger Cigars Continues to Expand in 2018

As reported on the Villiger Cigars North America Facebook Page, the company has added South East Regional Sales Manager. The company has tapped the semi-pro baseball player, Roger Peña to fill the new position. The post notes that Peña  was born in the Dominican Republic and “embodies Dominican culture, as his passion burns for baseball, and of course,[…]

Villiger Do Brasil

VILLIGER CIGARS OPENS NEW FACTORY IN BRAZIL “VILLIGER DO BRASIL”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami, Florida) May 17, 2018—Villiger Cigars continues global growth, with the opening of its new factory in Brazil, Villiger Do Brasil (which translates from Portuguese to “Villiger of Brazil”). Heinrich Villiger was present at the opening of the new factory, marking the next evolution of a long relationship between Villiger Cigars and[…]

US Congress

Premium Cigar Amendment added to the FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill

Today the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations adopted an amendment to the FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations bill  that was proposed by Congressmen Cole and Bishop. The amendment adds bill language to modernize the February 2007 predicate date for certain tobacco products. The amendment was adopted on a vote of 29-20. If it remains in the[…]

Kaplowitz Radio to Offer – Cigar News Powered by Stogie Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 Kaplowitz, Owner of Kaplowitz Media and James (Boston Jimmie) Vita, Editor and Publisher of Stogie Press have reached a collaborative agreement to share a special news segment on the weekly Kaplowitz Radio podcast. The new segment will feature the latest addition to Stogie Press where the online publication will[…]

VENTURA CIGAR COMPANY CELEBRATES THREE ESSENTIALS WITH NATIONWIDE EVENTS

Fathers, Friends, & Fire FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2018 –  Celebrating the bond of fatherhood and friendship, Ventura Cigar Company is partnering with key Tobacconists and Smoke Shops across the nation for Fathers, Friends, and Fire, a series of events aimed at sharing stories, experiences, and the love of premium cigars and pipe tobacco. Held[…]

Ventura Cigars Sage Advice

Ventura Cigar Company Continues its Growth with Marketing Talent – Brian Massey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2018 – Continuing to fill its marketing team with industry specialists, the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased to announce Brian Massey’s arrival to the group. Brian will be working under Michael Giannini, who was recently appointed to General Manager of VCC. The cigar industry is no stranger to Brian Massey,[…]

Drew Estate announces the pre-release of Liga Privada No. 9 CORONA VIVA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — Miami FL – Drew Estate announces the pre-release of Liga Privada No. 9 CORONA VIVA exclusively for the Cigars International Super-Store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania for the 15th annual CIGARfest. The #9 Corona Viva blend features: Wrapper – Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Binder – Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina[…]

Protocol Official Misconduct.

Cubariqueño Cigar Co. announces the release of the Protocol Official Misconduct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pennsylvania (Monday April 30, 2018) Cubariqueño Cigar Co. the guys that brought you the award winning Protocol blends are starting to misbehave. Today they announced the release of the Protocol Official Misconduct.  As in all Protocol blends, the company is using Erik Espinosa’s LaZona Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua to produce the cigar.[…]

Southern Draw Cigars & Famous Smoke Shop to release Rose of Sharon Perfecto – IGNITE project release #2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Austin, Texas – APRIL 30, 2018. IGNITE project release #2 will be an exciting new size for the award-winning Rose of Sharon. The medium bodied blend was blessed as: 2017 #1 Cigar of the Year by Stogie Geeks (Joe D.) 2017 #1 Cigar of the Year by Tuesday Night Cigar Club 2017[…]

BREAKING NEWS – Stogie Press to Begin Adding Numerical Ratings to Cigar Reviews

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 – Melbourne, Fl  After careful consideration and consultation, Stogie Press has decided to shift from its long-standing approach to reviewing cigars and will begin adding numerical ratings to our cigar reviews, in addition to the current comprehensive review and notes. Our research has shown that even though many consumers[…]

Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate Announce TAA Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Estelí, Nicaragua– Joya de Nicaragua and Drew Estate are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Tobacconists’ Association of America, Ltd (TAA), and 10 years of distribution partnership by introducing the Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente, exclusively for TAA. Five decades ago, two great institutions in the cigar world began operations.[…]

Ventura Cigar Company Sharpens its Focus with Promotion of Michael Giannini as General Manager

April 17, 2018 Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) has announced today that Michael Giannini, the company’s recently acquired Creative Director, has been promoted to General Manager. In his new role Mr. Giannini will retain his role as Creative Director allowing him to drive the direction and evolution of Ventura Cigar Company and its exemplary products. The company describes Mr. Giannini as[…]

MATILDE AND MLB CIGAR VENTURES TO BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH SEIBEL DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2018 Mike Bellody from MLB Cigar Ventures and Enrique Seijas from Matilde Cigars have announced today the creation of a new cigar distribution company that will be known as SeiBel Distribution. Effective immediately, SeiBel will handle all U.S. based distribution for all cigar brands under the MLB Cigar Ventures &[…]