Michael Giannini

Cigar News: Roll Your Own with Michael Giannini at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival

If you ever wanted to try your hand at rolling a cigar, 2019 is the year to do it. Michael Giannini, from Ventura Cigars has been traveling the country and the world to promote the brand and offer workshops on how to roll a cigar. Most specifically, how to apply a wrapper leaf to the Read more about Cigar News: Roll Your Own with Michael Giannini at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival[…]

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Partners with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on the Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) has announced the addition of Chapter 3 to its Archetype Cigars story, with two new tobacco blends set to release in June at IPCPR 2019. These unique cigars, named Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny, are crafted by Cigar Master Ernesto Perez-Carrillo in his award-winning factory in the Dominican Republic. Perez-Carrillo Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Partners with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo on the Archetype Chapter 3[…]

Cigar News: PSYKO SEVEN NICARAGUA BY INDIANA ORTEZ ARRIVING AT A TOBACCONIST NEAR YOU

Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is pleased to announce the arrival of PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua, the fresh, bold blend created in collaboration with rising industry star, Indiana Ortez. All eyes have been turned toward the PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua cigar since its debut at TAA 2019. And enthusiasts everywhere have been anticipating the rich, relaxing smoke seen Read more about Cigar News: PSYKO SEVEN NICARAGUA BY INDIANA ORTEZ ARRIVING AT A TOBACCONIST NEAR YOU[…]

PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Anounces PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua

You have seen the Stogie Press reviews on the PSyKo SEVEN Maduro and Connecticut over the past years. Now, Ventura Cigars has reached deep into Nicaragua and partnered with Indiana Ortez, a rising cigar industry star, and daughter of tobacco industry icon Omar Ortez. to offer the PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua. Set to debut at TAA Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Anounces PSyKo SEVEN Nicaragua[…]

Cigar News: Kretek International, Inc. aligns with Gawith Hoggarth Pipe Tobacco Products

For all you pipe lovers out there, it was announced today that Kretek International, Inc., the United States’ largest importer, marketer, and distributor of specialty tobacco products has inked an exclusive distribution deal with legendary Gawith Hoggarth brands. According to today’s press release Kretek International notes: “Established in Kendal, England, in the mid-1800s, Gawith Hoggarth Read more about Cigar News: Kretek International, Inc. aligns with Gawith Hoggarth Pipe Tobacco Products[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Crystals

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Crystals – Rated 90

Back in October of 2018 I introduced you all to the latest creation from Ventura Cigars the  Archetype Fantasy Mini Series. We reviewed the first of the three new blends, the Curses. Since then, there has been a lot of sightings by Ventura General Manager, Michael Giannini, from Europe to the New Orleans Barn Smoker Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Crystals – Rated 90[…]

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Becomes Standalone Business Unit

Ventura Cigars, the brand famous for the Archetype, PSyKo SEVEN, Project805 and Case Study cigars, has announced that it will operate as a standalone business unit and full subsidiary of Kretek International effective this month. In the Kretek International press release, Patrick Hurd, Vice President of Sales for Kretek International, Inc. stated: “We’re excited to Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Becomes Standalone Business Unit[…]

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Cigar News: Ventura Cigars ups the Ante at the Big Smoke 2018 in Las Vegas

If you are attending the Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke 2018 then you don’t want to miss the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) booth. In their latest press release, the company announced they will not only be attending the event, but they will be “making Las Vegas an extra lucky destination for those heading to Cigar Aficionado’s Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars ups the Ante at the Big Smoke 2018 in Las Vegas[…]

Cigar News: KRETEK INTERNATIONAL, INC. ACQUIRES FOUNDRY TOBACCO COMPANY

 “The wheel is come full circle.” So said William Shakespeare long ago, but the notion is never more true than today. With Michael Giannini as General Manager at Ventura Cigars, parent company, Kretek International, Inc. has just acquired the Foundry Tobacco Company. This marks a return of a brand to its master, as under his Read more about Cigar News: KRETEK INTERNATIONAL, INC. ACQUIRES FOUNDRY TOBACCO COMPANY[…]

Psyko Seven Maduro

Cigar News: Switzerland Turns Psyko with Oettinger Davidoff Expo

Ventura Cigar Co. has announced that their acclaimed Psyko Seven Cigar line will be making their European Debut at the Oettinger Davidoff Expo in Lucerne, Switzerland October 20 – 21, 2018. The Expo,  which  hosts hundreds of attendees looking to bring Oettinger Davidoff brands and products into their retail outlets will be held at the Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Read more about Cigar News: Switzerland Turns Psyko with Oettinger Davidoff Expo[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Curses

Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Curses – Rated 91

Crystals, Curses, and Cloaks, it sounds like the plot of a Harry Potter book and so it should, because these are the names of the cigars in the newly released Archetype Fantasy Mini Series from Ventura Cigars. If you recall, the company released a number of Archetype cigars in 2017 and explained to us all, “we Read more about Cigar Review: Ventura Cigars Archetype Mini Series Curses – Rated 91[…]

Michael Giannini, General Manager at Ventura Cigars

Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Heading to Drew Estate 2018 Kentucky Barn Smoker

Ventura Cigar Company announced today that they will be bringing smooth vibes and great smokes to an already raucously good time. In the announcement, Ventura Cigars stated: “Ventura Cigars is honored to be part of Drew Estate’s 2018 Kentucky Barn Smoker on September 29, 2018. Held in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the event is the brainchild of Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Company Heading to Drew Estate 2018 Kentucky Barn Smoker[…]

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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, Read more about Ventura Cigar Company Continues its Growth with Marketing Talent – Brian Massey[…]

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 Read more about Ventura Cigar Company Sharpens its Focus with Promotion of Michael Giannini as General Manager[…]