Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Co. Collaborates with Benji” Menendez and Manuel “Manolo” Quesada to Launch New Cuba Cigar Factory Blends

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” (Benjamin Franklin) Benjamin “Benji” Menendez and Manuel “Manolo” Quesada: two of the greatest of all time. These men are cigar industry pioneers, builders, blenders, visionaries, creators, and friends. Now these true legends of the business, Menendez and Quesada are teaming Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigar Co. Collaborates with Benji” Menendez and Manuel “Manolo” Quesada to Launch New Cuba Cigar Factory Blends[…]

Cigar News: Announces the Tommy Bahama – Hula Paradise Collection – How Cool!

In partnership with Island Lifestyle Importers, Ventura Cigar Company is announcing the arrival of the “Hula Paradise Collection” from Tommy Bahama’s cigar accessories collection. The collection will premiere at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anchoring the new collection is the limited release Hula Paradise “Just Another Read more about Cigar News: Announces the Tommy Bahama – Hula Paradise Collection – How Cool![…]

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[…]

2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates

We have just a day and and a half before the stroke of midnight to ring in the new year. As part of the bell tolling, comes the announcement of the annual Stogie Press Top 25 Boutique Cigars of the year. Today we offer the final list of candidates that have made the cut for Read more about 2018 Boutique Cigar of the Year Final Candidates[…]

Ventura Cigars CS 13

Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Announces Shipment of the Case Study 13 Cigar

Just in time for holiday gifting or smoking, Ventura Cigar Company has announced the arrival of the limited-edition Case Study CS/13. First announced at IPCPR 2018, Case Study CS/13 is now shipping, and will soon be available via select online retailers and premium tobacconists nationwide. This full-bodied cigar is a special blend from Drew Estate, Read more about Cigar News: Ventura Cigars Announces Shipment of the Case Study 13 Cigar[…]

Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge

Cigar Lounge: Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge – Charlotte NC

I met Preston Gray the owner of the Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge when I attended the MLB Cigar Ventures after party/dinner at this years IPCPR. The time we spent enjoying Mike Bellody’s hospitality and smoking cigars was as good as any two Brothers of the Leaf could have. Over the course of the evening I Read more about Cigar Lounge: Tailored Smoke Cigar Lounge – Charlotte NC[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Axis Mundi

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[…]