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TAA Cancels 2020 Meeting

The Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) annual meeting was originally scheduled for March 22–26 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The event was first intended to be postponed due to the...

Davidoff to Offer Unique Online Tasting Seminars

The world’s leading cigar brand Davidoff offers online consumer seminars with Brand Ambassadors Klaas Kelner and Jeff Stone. In our pursuit to provide consumers with the finest cigar experiences, Davidoff...
During its meeting today, the Tobacconists’ Association of America announced that Joe Arundel would become the organization’s new president. Arundel is the owner of Rain City Cigars in Seattle, Wash....

TAA 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The TAA 2020 Meeting & Convention is now canceled. Today, the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA) met and voted on how to proceed with this year’s event, which was supposed...

2020 CA Report: Corojo Revival – The 9 Best Corojo Cigars

There’s been a quiet Corojo renaissance unfolding. See what makes this popular wrapper leaf so special, and why boutique manufacturers have been keen to use it more frequently over the...

Weekly News (March 23, 2020)

News Altadis U.S.A. Updating H. Upmann 1844 Reserve and Vintage Cameroon Packaging Cavalier Genève Ships New Small Batch Cigars Dissident Begins Shipping HOME 2020 Dominican Cigar Industry Shuts Down Due...

Luj Oluyeba of LUJ Luxury Cigars Passes Away

Olujide Oluyeba of LUJ Luxury Cigars, known to many simply as “Luj” or “Double O,” passed away on March 19 after an extended illness. Born in Nigeria, Oluyeba came to...

Farewell to Luj

On March 19, 2020, the creative Luj - Olujida Oluyeba – breathed his last breath after suffering from a serious illness and leaves behind a legacy that has always...

Screwpop Magpulse

Screwpop Tools is known for its collection of tools that are designed to go on keychains. They generally have multiple functions and are relatively inexpensive. Until now. Last year Screwpop...

Cigars International Announces Digital Video HERF Series

In a world that has been asked to separate to help curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many cigar companies, personalities, and blogs have been doing their part to make...

Tabacalera Palma (DR) closes factory due to pandemic

Jochy Blanco from Tabacalera Palma and La Galera Cigars in Santiago, DR just announced to close the factory tomorrow for almost 3 weeks. In a message to Cigar Journal, he...
As the Dominican Republic grapples with how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects are already being felt throughout the cigar industry, including the temporary closure of several prominent...

How Covid-19 affects tobacconists and consumers

In these days of uncertainty and crises you might want to know how tobacconists – and therefore you as a consumer – are affected by the various restrictions. We took...

COVID-19 affects Cigar Production around the Globe

Cigar Journal took a look at cigar factories around the world.

CA Report: Top New Cigars (Mar 16 2020)

You ready to smoke outside? We sure are! And nothing will get you readier than these fresh, new cigar arrivals from Famous Smoke Shop!
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Weekly News (Mar. 16, 2020)

News Alec & Bradley Add Kintsugi as Third Line Altadis U.S.A Plans H. Upmann 1844 Añejo AVO Improvisation LE20 Ships Camp Camacho Closes Down Early Due to Coronavirus Cigarfest 2020...

Diamond Crown Havana Collection Humidor

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always trying to find humidors that don’t immediately scream “this is owned by an old man.” Fortunately, there seems to be an increasing number of...

Camp Camacho Closes Down Early Due to Coronavirus

Camp Camacho, Davidoff’s Honduran cigar tourism program, has shut down early due to coronavirus COVID-19 and public health officials’ requests for people to reduce travel. The company has postponed its...

LET IT BURN!

The Rocky Patel signature lounge, Burn, pushes the envelope on what a luxury cigar environment should be.  The city of Naples, Florida by itself puts a demand on the local...

CSWC QUALIFIER-NAPLES

The first North American competition of 2020 of the slowest race on earth took place this past Wednesday March 11th at the Burn Cigar Lounge in Naples, Florida.

JOSE BLANCO JOINS ARTURO FUENTE

Arturo Fuente announced that Jose Blanco, a long-time fixture in the cigar industry, has joined the company as its new Director of Sales, Eastern Hemisphere. In this role, Jose will...

CSWC Qualifier Results for North Macedonia 2020

With more than 35 participants, the North Macedonian qualifier was an exciting competition. The competitors reached amazing average times with the new Rocky Patel CSWC competition cigar.
Drew Estate announced that the Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” will now be sold exclusively through Pappy & Company at www.pappyco.com.

José Blanco Joins Arturo Fuente

Arturo Fuente has announced that José Blanco, a longtime fixture in the cigar industry, has joined the company as its director of sales, eastern hemisphere. “With close to 50 years...
In recent days, a rash of events have been postponed and cancelled all over the world due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) fears. Most cancelled events are ones that are occurring in...

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