Michael Giannini

Kretek International Restructures, Ventura Cigar Co. Staff Reduced (Update)

Kretek International, the parent company of Phillips & King International, Tobacco Media Group and Ventura Cigar Co. is undergoing a major restructuring that will include…

Ventura Ships Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigar Co. has announced that it has begun shipping the Archetype Chapter 3. As the name implies, it’s the third chapter for the Archetype Series,…

Ventura & Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. Collaborating for Archetype Chapter 3

Ventura Cigar Co. has announced that Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. will be making the next cigars in its Archetype series. The Archetype Chapter 3 includes two…

Foundry Time Flies Returns at Ventura Cigar Co.

Time Flies is back. Last year, Ventura Cigar Co. announced that it acquired Foundry Tobacco Co. from General Cigar Co./Scandinavian Tobacco Group, now the company…

Case Study CS/13 Ships

The latest Case Study from Ventura Cigar Co. has begun shipping. CS/13 is a 5 x 50 robusto using a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over an…

Kretek Acquires Foundry

Michael Giannini will once again be heading Foundry. Kretek International has announced that it has acquired Foundry Tobacco Co. from Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG). Terms of…

Ventura Cigar Co. Adds Swiss Distribution With Davidoff

Ventura Cigar Co.’s products will now be offered in Switzerland through a new distribution agreement with Oettinger Davidoff AG. “The Ventura Cigar Company and the…

Ventura Ships Archetype Crystals, Curses and Cloaks

Ventura Cigar Co.’s new Archetype Fantasy Miniseries is now en route to retailers. It’s a collection of three cigars: Crystals, Curses and Cloaks. Each is…

Ventura Cigar Co. to Distribute Island Lifestyle Brands, Tommy Bahama Cigar Accessories

Kretek International’s premium cigar division, Ventura Cigar Co., will take over the distribution of Island Lifestyle Importers and its Tommy Bahama cigar accessories. The companies…

Ventura Cigar Co. Plans Special Cigar for Fathers, Friends and Fire Events

Next month, Ventura Cigar Co. will host events at 40 tobacconists around the country titled Fathers, Friends and Fire. This year, those events will include a…

Michael Giannini Promoted to General Manager of Ventura Cigar Co.

Michael Giannini has been promoted to general manager of Ventura Cigar Co., the premium cigar division of Kretek International, Inc. Giannini joined the company in…