January 25, 2017

Puro Sabor 2017: Day 2

While there were plenty of cigars smoked on the second day of Puro Sabor 2017, the day was more about experiencing some of the Granada…

Freyja Mjölnir

Sometimes things truly are just coincidence. In the case of the two most recent sizes in Las Cumbres Tabaco’s portfolio, José Blanco and Emma Viktorsson…

Vertigo Excaliber

In the world of lighters and other cigar accessories, manufacturers seem to always be aiming for some perceived sweet spot where price, style and performance…

TPE 2017: Day 0

Hello from Las Vegas. It’s the latest stop on my seemingly never-ending travel circus. I’m here for the 2017 Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), which begins…

Casper, Wyo. Won’t Loosen Smoking Ban

Tuesday night was a bad night for smokers and bar owners in Casper, Wyo. hoping to get the city’s smoking ban loosened up, as the…

Vintage Rockefeller Cigar Group Sold to Kevin Schweitzer

Vintage Rockefeller Cigar Group, maker of the Rock-A-Feller brand of cigars, has a new owner, Kevin Schweitzer, president of Sea Crest Holding Group and a…

Lane County, Ore. Revisits, Approves Parks Smoking Ban

It was just last November that the Lane County (Ore.) Commissioners rejected a proposed parks smoking ban out of concern for the 240 campgrounds it…