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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has denied a motion by cigar trade groups to grant a stay on the May 12, 2020 deadline for substantial equivalence until after…

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Jas Sum Kral Signs Distribution for Lebanon

Jas Sum Kral has announced that most of its products will be available in Lebanon later this year. The company has signed a distribution deal with Cigar Boutique, a large…

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Mombacho Cigars S.A. Signs Distribution Deal for Spain

Mombacho Cigars S.A. has announced that it has signed a distribution deal with La Casa Del Tabaco SLU to have its cigars distributed in Spain. The company says that this…

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Maya Selva Announces Price Increase

Maya Selva Cigars has announced that it will be implementing a 5 percent price increase on all of its products, effective Feb. 1, 2020. In a statement, the company said…

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Georgia Legislators to Debate Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Legislators in Georgia could be considering an official increase to the state’s minimum age to purchase and possess tobacco products, as a bill was filed at the end of last…

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Gentlemen 1919

Gentlemen 1919 has been voted as one of the top 5 cigar lounges on Earth by this very publication, Cigar Journal!  The award was bestowed upon Antoine and Maxime at…

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Bertie Cigars Hong Kong Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Bertie Cigars in Hong Kong recently celebrated 2020 and the Lunar New Year with an event featuring fantastic cigars, drinks, food, and great camaraderie.

“It was a fun event, in line…

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Weekly News (Jan. 20, 2020)

News Alec Bradley Caribbean Classic Debuting at TPE 2020 Alec Bradley Increasing Prices Jan. 27, 2020 Arturo Fuente Plans Hemingway, OpusX ForbiddenX Gift Sets for PCA 2020 Ashton Remakes La…

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Stogie Road Cigars has announced that Dunkan Ramon Echevarria has joined the company as the national director of sales and marketing. Echevarria is the owner and operator of Doña Noli…

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Corleone Cigars Announces A Partnership With Tabolisa Manufacturers

The collaboration between Corleone Cigars and Tabolisa Manufacturers will notably allow the premium brand to expand its production and develop special and exclusive series that will be revealed throughout the…

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Person of the Year 2019 – Riste Ristevski

Riste Ristevski began 2019 as the face of one of the most fervent followings in the ultra-craft premium cigar space. He ended the year as the undisputed leader of the…

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Which Is The Best 2020 Cigar Of The Month Club?

We have never seen so many ‘cigar of the month’ clubs as right now.  For those that have been in them the last year, I want your feedback.  What have…

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Quesada Cigars Increasing Prices as of Feb. 1

Quesada Cigars has begun informing retailers that it will be taking a price increase to a number of its lines effective Feb. 1. The increase varies from brand to brand,…

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Live: Packaging Awards 2019

Join Brooks, Patrick and myself live from the halfwheel office as we unveil our top 10 packaging awards for 2019. The show starts at 12 p.m. CST and you can watch…

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7 Ways to Hold a Cigar - Holt's Cigar Company

While there isn’t one singular method that expresses the ‘correct’ way to cradle a fine cigar, how you hold your cigar says a lot about you.

Learn how to hold…

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Oklahoma Legislature to Consider Tobacco 21 Bill

An Oklahoma state senator has pre-filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that will bring the state’s laws regarding the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes into…

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Bismarck, N.D. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

As the country adjusts to the new federal minimum age to purchase tobacco products being changed to 21, cities, counties and states continue to pass their own legislation in order…

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Smoke Inn’s Abe Dababneh Pens Open Letter Regarding PCA

Abe Dababneh the owner of Smoke Inn Cigars is the latest to pen an open letter regarding the PCA and associated trade show. Abe’s letter is titled “The Current State…

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After last weeks unified pullout of the PCA trade show from Drew Estate, Davidoff, General Cigars and Altadis USA Arthur Zaretsky the owner of Famous Smoke Shop one of the…

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FDA: Not Enforcing Tobacco 21 Yet

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified its position on a new federal that bans those under 21-years-old from purchasing tobacco products. While the law was signed on…

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La Mesa, Calif. Bans Smoking, Exempts Cigar Bars

On Tuesday night, the La Mesa City Council unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance that will completely ban smoking in public places, except for cigar bars and the…

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Breckenridge, Minn. Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age

While the federal increase in the tobacco purchasing age continues to get sorted out—including having several trade organizations making a public request for clarification over when it will be enforced—local…

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Alec Bradley Increasing Prices Jan. 27, 2020

Alec Bradley will increase prices on some of its lines effective Jan. 27. The company says the changes won’t affect some of its lines, including: Alec Bradley Black Market Punk…

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PCA 2020: The Reckoning is Here

The moment of reckoning has arrived. On Friday, Altadis U.S.A., Davidoff of Geneva USA, Drew Estate and General Cigar Co.—likely the four largest companies in the U.S. premium cigar business—announced…

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Famous Smoke Shop Withdraws from 2020 PCA Trade Show

An Open Letter to the Premium Cigar Industry, this is why Famous Smoke Shop will no longer support the PCA, or attend the 2020 trade show. The post Famous Smoke…

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