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What’s your favorite cut?

What’s your favorite cut?

Last week we asked what your favorite cigar country was, this week we would like to know what your favorite way is to decap a cigar. It seems that the V-Cut made a huge comeback in the last few years and is quite popular. The flat cut remains the most used cut and...

CSWC Qualifier Kuala Lumpur

CSWC Qualifier Kuala Lumpur

A few years ago, when the Cigar Smoking World Championship wasn't as huge as it is today, I read about the event. And my first reaction was "cigar smoking is about relaxation, competition and cigars don't go together". And I was pretty vocal about that on social...

What’s your favorite cigar producing country?

What’s your favorite cigar producing country?

Cuba is the origin of the cigar, and the country remains popular amongst cigar smokers. Yet, after the revolution, a lot of knowledge fled the country and started a new life and new businesses elsewhere. First on the Canary Islands, then moving on Central America. And...

The current state of Cuban cigars

The current state of Cuban cigars

When it comes to Cuban cigars, we don’t know if we should praise them or criticize them. There is plenty of things to complain about, but on the other hand, Habanos has shown some sheer brilliance. Quality control Let’s start with the criticism. First of all, there’s...

Social Media and Cigars

Social Media and Cigars

Social media has become a big part of the cigar culture nowadays. Before the rise of the internet, the number of new cigars was nothing compared to nowadays. And to hear about new brands, you either had to read about it in the media like magazines, or you would hear...

Cigar Smoking World Championship dates

Cigar Smoking World Championship dates

In a few years time, the Cigar Smoking World Championship has received a reputation and a status in the industry like hardly any other event. Twenty qualifying events before the grand finale, all over Europe, the USA, Asia, South America and even during the Procigar...

Review ratings explained

Review ratings explained

After posting the first two reviews we received some questions and feedback. Both are always welcome, and we took the feedback and questions as an opportunity to explain our review method and ask for some changes on the Cigar Profiler form. We have always liked the...

Beware of counterfeit Cubans

Beware of counterfeit Cubans

Smokers of Cuban Cigars, we cannot say it enough: be sure about your sources. Only buy from legit shops, trusted sources with ties to Habanos or official Habanos dealers. The last few months we keep seeing more and more pictures of counterfeit Cuban cigars in several...

Cigars and customs continued

Cigars and customs continued

You didn't think the customs issues were over right, after the article last week? Well, for a moment I did think it was over, it was just a question of finding a company that would import the confiscated cigars for me, pay the duty and return to the good life. Well,...

Duty free problems, a personal story

Duty free problems, a personal story

For the last couple of weeks, Ministry of Cigars has been writing about duty-free allowances. And here's why, this is what inspired us to do all the research, to sort everything out and publish the articles. After launching the website during the Intertabac trade...

Duty Free allowance list

Duty Free allowance list

In the last few weeks, we published a series of articles about the duty-free allowance in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America. And after looking up all the information, what is our conclusion? Our conclusion is that’s there is no line in...

Duty free allowance cigars in South America

Duty free allowance cigars in South America

Recently Ministry of Cigars got confronted with the wild range of different rules and regulations for cigars while traveling internationally. Most countries in the world have an allowance to bring in cigars for personal consumption. It ranges from no allowance at all,...

Duty free allowance cigars in North America

Duty free allowance cigars in North America

Recently Ministry of Cigars got confronted with the wild range of different rules and regulations for cigars while traveling internationally. Most countries in the world have an allowance to bring in cigars for personal consumption. It ranges from no allowance at all,...

Duty free allowance cigars in Oceania

Duty free allowance cigars in Oceania

Recently Ministry of Cigars got confronted with the wild range of different rules and regulations for cigars while traveling internationally. Most countries in the world have an allowance to bring in cigars for personal consumption. It ranges from no allowance at all,...

Duty free allowance cigars in Africa

Duty free allowance cigars in Africa

Recently Ministry of Cigars got confronted with the wild range of different rules and regulations for cigars while traveling internationally. Most countries in the world have an allowance to bring in cigars for personal consumption. It ranges from no allowance at all,...

Duty free allowance cigars in Asia

Duty free allowance cigars in Asia

Recently Ministry of Cigars got confronted with the wild range of different rules and regulations for cigars while traveling internationally. Most countries in the world have an allowance to bring in cigars for personal consumption. It ranges from no allowance at all,...

Duty free allowance cigars in Europe

Duty free allowance cigars in Europe

Recently Ministry of Cigars got confronted with the wild range of different rules and regulations for cigars while traveling internationally. Most countries in the world have an allowance to bring in cigars for personal consumption. It ranges from no allowance at all,...

New legislation, how the Dutch respond

New legislation, how the Dutch respond

A few weeks ago, secretary of state Blokhuis, from the smallest party in the current government, announced plans to make it create a smoke free generation that can’t afford to smoke, drink alcohol or afford soda. But since he announced his plans the Dutch people...

Run for Pronica 2019

Run for Pronica 2019

Pronica is a foundation, started by Sasja van Horssen, the largest independent cigar importer in The Netherlands. A few years ago Van Horssen hosted a dinner with Juan Martinez from Joya de Nicaragua at his shop Van Dalen Cigars in Rotterdam. We were invited too....

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March 24
Emma Viktorsson (Freya Cigars)
, EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, Juergen W Roder (Perdomo Cigars)
March 26
EVENT: Nicaraguan night, Turmeaus, Liverpool
, Joshua Meerapfel (Fuente Meerapfel)
March 27
CSWC Qualifier, Bangkok, Thailand
, EVENT: Fratello event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
March 28
EVENT: Maya Selva Cigar Tasting at Club & Volutes - Paris
March 30
CSWC Qualifier, Hanoi, Vietnam
, EVENT: Davidoff & Antique Pappy van Winkel pairing, Turmeaus, Liverpool
April 6
CSWC Qualifier, Paris, France
April 12
EVENT: Oliva event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
April 13
CSWC Qualifier, Beirut, Libanon
April 14
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
April 17
EVENT: Jean Nicot Chapter evening - Paris
April 19
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 20
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 21
CSWC Qualifier, St Petersburg, Russia
, EVENT: La Gran Fumada, St Petersburg, Russia
April 24
Riste Riatevski (Jas Sum Kral)
April 25
Nick Melillo (Foundation)
April 26
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
April 27
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
, Jeremy Casdagli (Bespoke)
April 28
CSWC Qualifier, Austria
April 30
CSWC Qualifier, Makarska, Croatia
May 5
Robert Ibarra (Don Ibarra)
May 14
Daniel Guerrero (El Viejo Continente)
, EVENT: Turrent event, Turmeaus, Liverpool
May 16
EVENT: Ted Bogers Cigar Night, Alblasserdam
May 22
EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford
May 25
CSWC Qualifier, Copenhagen, Denmark
, EVENT: Big Smoke Copenhagen, Denmark
, Gerard Hayes (Nicoya)
May 27
CSWC Qualifier, Oslo, Norway
June 1
CSWC Qualifier, Sweden
June 3
Art Garcia (Antigua Esteli Cigars)
June 4
EVENT: El Artista event, Cigarworld, Dusseldorf
June 7
Philip Zanghi (Debonaire)
, Sasja van Horssen (Ilja Cigars)
June 8
CSWC Qualifier, Romania
, EVENT: Noche del Habano, Brussels
June 12
Bradley Rubin (Alec Bradley)
, CSWC Qualifier, Finland
, CSWC Qualifier, Luxembourg
June 13
EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 14
CSWC Qualifier, Italy
, CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 15
EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 16
CSWC Qualifier, Talinn, Estonia
, EVENT: Amicigar weekend, Italy
June 19
EVENT: La Casa del Habano, Chester
, EVENT: Turmeaus Knutsford