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Ian Blanken | Oliva Cigar Co.

The Engagement Game

Ian Blanken was hired as Oliva Cigar Co.’s marketing director during the company’s acquisition by J. Cortes. Before his hiring, he lived in Australia...
Francisco Batista, Royal Agio Cigars Master Blender

Coming of Age: Talking Blending With Royal Agio Cigars’ Francisco Batista

At 42 years of age, Francisco Batista, the premium cigar master blender and general manager of Royal Agio’s factory in San Pedro de Macoris,...
Nat Sherman - Cultivating Excellence | Timeless

Cultivating Excellence: Nat Sherman International’s Staying Power

As vice president of Nat Sherman International, Michael Herklots oversees Nat Sherman’s non-cigarette related businesses, the wholesale cigar business, the flagship retail store and...
Golden Band Awards Dinner 2019

Davidoff’s Golden Evening

Since 2012, Oettinger Davidoff has recognized its finest American Appointed Merchants with the American edition of its prestigious Golden Band Awards. The Golden Band...
Beverly Hills, California, Ushers in a New Era Threatening the Enjoyment of a Cigar

Beverly Hills and the Threat to the Enjoyment of Cigars

Between 1920 and 1933, America experienced the renowned period that was known as Prohibition. With the grassroots movement against alcohol led by the Woman’s...
Maya Selva | Tobacco Business Magazine

Her Roots Run Deep: An Interview With Maya Selva, Part 1

From the very beginning of its 24-year history, Maya Selva Cigars has had an international flair that reflects the global vision and character of...
Angela Yue | Lord Puffer Tobacconist

Thrive: An Interview with Tobacconist Angela Yue

Angela Yue decided to take her passion for cigars to a new level in 2018 when she opened Lord Puffer Tobacconist, a 6,000-square-foot retail...
Cigar Family Charitable Foundation

Vision of Love: The Cigar Family Charitable Foundation

Collaborations in the cigar industry are nothing new, but one in particular has had a profound impact on the people of the Dominican Republic....
Skip Martin, Mike Rosales | RoMa Craft Tobac

A Crafted Business Plan: RoMa Craft Tobac

RoMa Craft Tobac may be small, but don’t call it boutique. To the company’s co-founder, Skip Martin, the term “boutique” refers to a product...

Timeless Luxury: A Look at Colibri

Julius Lowenthal was an innovator with a clear vision: He wanted to revolutionize the smoking experience. In 1928, Lowenthal founded Colibri, a company whose...
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