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Missouri Meerschaum Co.

Quintessentially American: Missouri Meerschaum Co.

Mom. Baseball. Apple pie. These three things have traditionally been viewed as the quintessential essence of the United States. By 1860, the phrase “as...
Matt Booth of Room101 for Tobacco Business Magazine | Ph: Stolen Images Photography

The Fighter: The Matt Booth & Room101 Story, Part 2

In part 2 of Tobacco Business' exclusive interview with Room101's Matt Booth, Booth talks about his time and experiences in the boutique cigar industry,...
Regis Broersma | General Cigar Co.

2020 Vision: Regis Broersma Talks General Cigar Co.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Regis Broersma would be returning to his role as president of General Cigar Co., a company that...
Matt Booth of Room101 for Tobacco Business Magazine | Ph: Stolen Images Photography

The Fighter: The Matt Booth & Room101 Story, Part 1

This is a story of resilience, tenacity and perseverance. It has all of the ingredients of a binge-worthy Netflix drama, but it’s not at...
Operation: Cigars for Warriors

Serving Those Who Serve Us

Probably the biggest aspect of what has made Operation: Cigars for Warriors (CFW) so successful over the years is the nonprofit organization’s volunteers. So...
Premium Cigars

The Long and Winding Road Toward Substantial Equivalence

The following article was written before the Aug. 19, 2020 court ruling delaying the Deeming Rule and Substantial Equivalence process as it applies to...
Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) 2020 | Sisters of the Leaf

Selling, Marketing and Promoting Tobacco Products to Women

Both the economic power and the number of women who enjoy premium cigars are growing steadily. Yet, many premium tobacco shops have largely been...
Tamboril on the Hudson: Martinez Hand-Rolled Cigars

Tamboril on the Hudson: Martinez Hand-Rolled Cigars Factory

Forty-six years ago, Antonio Martinez bought into the American dream. The former cigar roller from Tamboril, Dominican Republic, had immigrated to New York City...
Boss Cigars | Ann Strickland, Gabriel Hutcheson and Corinto “Cory” Talanca

The Value of Trying: Boss Cigars

Corinto “Cory” Talanca never considered himself a big fan of tobacco while he was growing up. He never smoked cigarettes; he never dipped, despite...
Davidoff Appointed Merchants | Left to right: Eliseo Gonzalez (Davidoff), Lana Fraser (Davidoff), Ben Christofferson (Maxamar), Beat Hauenstein (Davidoff), Andrew Considine (Maxamar) and Dylan Austin (Davidoff)

Davidoff’s Finest: A Look at Davidoff’s Appointed Merchants Program

Brick-and-mortar retailers are the backbone of the premium cigar industry, and for manufacturers like Davidoff, they are the company’s ambassadors and a connection to...
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