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Oliva Cigars charity

Oliva Cigars charity

Oliva Cigars charity. Cigar charities, quite a good number of cigar brands run or support a charity program. And there are a few distributors that either support or started charities as well. They are giving back to the community. Some are open about it, raising...

Episode 22 of the Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show

Episode 22 of the Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show

Episode 22 of the Philip & Ferdy Cigar Show. For this episode, the brand ambassador for Martell Cognac, Lucas Mulliez, joins Philip and Ferdy to pair a Montecristo Linea 1935 Maltes with not one, but two exquisite cognacs from the Martell house. Mulliez brought...

Industry legend Don Jose Pepin Garcia

Industry legend: Don Jose Pepin Garcia. Every industry has legends. Some unsung heroes, some famous names. Some names that will remain in everybody’s memories forever, some that fade away over time. Legends that have left us, and legends still alive. These legends all...

Printing of cigar bands

Printing of cigar bands

Printing of cigar bands. Recently we published an article about Vrijdag Premium Printing from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Vrijdag Premium Printing is one of the most renowned and praised printers of cigar art in the world. For over 115 years, the company has quality...

Episode 22 of the Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Twenty One

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Twenty One. And this episode is a challenge, a pairing that could go either way. It could be a disaster or a homerun. The guys are pairing a cigar with durian. A fruit known as the king of fruits in South East Asia. But it’s...

The history of Condega Cigars

The history of Condega Cigars

The history of Condega Cigars. A few years ago, out of nothing, Condega emerged in many cigar shops in The Netherlands, Germany, and a few other countries. And the popularity was spreading like wildfire. In 2018 we met with the former Brand Ambassador for Condega. We...

Episode 22 of the Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Twenty

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Twenty. And this episode is jam-packed with entertainment and information. Cool cigar toys from the German luxury company HENK, goodies from Drew Estate. Plus Philip, Ferdy, and producer Iz Rush smoke a great cigar. The Drew...

Stogierage an online cigar inventory tool

Stogierage an online cigar inventory tool

Stogierage, an online cigar inventory tool. If you have a large collection of cigars, it is sometimes hard to find a specific cigar. To counter that, there are several options available to control your cigar inventory. The one we use at Ministry of Cigars is...

Charity Pronica

Charity Pronica

Charity Pronica. There are many charities in the cigar industry. Most of the charities are funded and supported by cigar factories or cigar brands. But not all. Pronica is a cigar charity founded by a distributor and retailer. Sasja van Horssen, owner of the...

Episode 22 of the Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode nineteen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode nineteen. And this show is a bit different than our other shows. It is not a Facebook live as our first few episodes. Yet it’s also not a show where Philip, Ferdy, and producer IZ are on location. Due to the lockdown, we...

Cigar subscriptions, are they worth it?

Cigar subscriptions, are they worth it?

Cigar subscriptions, are they worth it? If you’re looking for a simple yes or no answer, stop reading. It’s not that simple a question to answer. Many variables will ultimately decide whether a cigar subscription is something for you or not. If you have no idea what a...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Eighteen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Eighteen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Eighteen. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. But we decided to change...

Should PCA, TPE, and Intertabac work together?

Should PCA, TPE, and Intertabac work together?

Should PCA, TPE, and Intertabac work together? And can they? Would the upside be higher than the downside? What are the pros, what are the cons? Where do the trade shows profit from working together, and where will it cost them? Those are good questions to ask and...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Eighteen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. But we decided to...

The return of the thin cigar

The return of the thin cigar

The return of the thin cigar. As much as everything, cigars go through cycles too. From approximately 2007, there was a rat race to produce the strongest cigar possible. Several brands tried to blend cigars jam-packed with Ligero just to create a cigar that would...

Pick the right accessories

Pick the right accessories

Pick the right accessories. Cigar smoking isn’t a cheap hobby. Well, unless you smoke nothing but budget bundle brands such as Quorum or Private Stock. And the people who exclusively smoke cigars in the one or two dollar range aren’t the people that read cigar related...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Eighteen

Soil to Soul Episode Twelve

Soil to Soul Episode Twelve. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. But we decided to change things around. Instead...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Eighteen

Soil to Soul Episode Eleven

Soil to Soul Episode Eleven. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. But we decided to change things around. Instead...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Eighteen

Soil to Soul Episode Ten

Soil to Soul Episode Ten. For the last few months, Ministry of Cigars and friends have been hosting a Facebook Live called Soil to Soul. Now, this is purely for fun and we do the Facebook live shows quite irregularly. But we decided to change things around. Instead of...

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