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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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, EVENT: Cigarbeque, Bangkok
August 26
EVENT: Goesting Cigar Dinner, Utrecht
, Ramon Zapata Perez (Condega)
August 30
EVENT: CSWC Finale, Croatia
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, EVENT: CSWC Finale, Croatia
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September 11
EVENT: La Casa Del Habano, Chester
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EVENT: Big Smoke Amsterdam
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EVENT: Big Smoke Afterparty, Jacks Cigar Bar, Rotterdam
, EVENT: Dutch Big Smoke, Alblasserdam
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EVENT: Big Smoke Cologne
, EVENT: Dunbarton At Cigaragua, Amsterdam
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September 28
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Steven Ysidron (Epicurean)
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EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
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EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
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EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
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EVENT: Herf International 2019, Punta Cana, DR
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EVENT: Festival Origens, Brazil
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Jose \'Don Pepin\' Garcia (My Father Cigars)
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Tom Lazuka (Asylum Cigars)
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Jose Blanco (E.P. Carrillo)
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Albert Montserrat (Cigar Rings)
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Scott Almsberger (Xikar)
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Omar de Frias (Fratello)
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Hendrik Kelner Jr (Kelner Boutique Factory)
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Robert Caldwell (Caldwell Cigar Co)
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Dany Bermudez (My Father Cigars)
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