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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 Seventeen

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 Seventeen

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 Seventeen

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 Seventeen

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...

5 Reasons for the PCA to postpone

5 Reasons for the PCA to postpone

5 Reasons for the PCA to postpone the annual tradeshow until early 2021. The PCA, formerly known as IPCPR, released a statement that the show is still on a few weeks ago. But there are enough reasons to postpone the show. And use the covid-19 pandemic to their...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen

Soil to Soul Episode Nine

Soil to Soul Episode Nine. 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. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

Cigar importer and producers help Dutch tobacconists

What can cigar factory owners do

What can cigar factory owners do to help the workers during a closedown? As we all know, the cigar producing countries aren’t rich countries. They are all developing countries with a low standard of living. So shutting down factories, either mandatory or voluntary, is...

Cigar importer and producers help Dutch tobacconists

How will Covid-19 effect the cigar industry?

How will Covid-19 effect the cigar industry? With the pandemic currently raging havoc around the world, it’s a good time to ask how it will affect the cigar industry.  Events and lounges With countries all over the world locking down or limiting gatherings, the...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen

Soil to Soul Episode Eight

Soil to Soul Episode Eight. 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. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

The return of the thin cigar

5 Boutique brands that are likely to make it

5 Boutique brands that are likely to make it. After suggesting to get rid of the term boutique, since the value of the word has diluted so much, the discussion started. Podcast Protecting the Legacy replied, to which we answered. And we were guests during their 5th...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen

Soil to Soul Episode Seven

Soil to Soul Episode Seven. 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. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

The return of the thin cigar

6 boutique brands that stood the test of time

6 boutique brands that stood the test of time. Recently we published an article about boutique brands that were hot for a while. Some of those brands completely disappeared, others are still out there but far away from where they once were. But there are success...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen

Soil to Soul Episode Six

Soil to Soul Episode Six. 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. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars Facebook...

7 boutique brands that didn’t make it

7 boutique brands that didn’t make it

7 boutique brands that didn’t make it. Boutique is the thing nowadays. In beer, in consumer goods, but also in cigars. There are many interpretations of the term boutique. In the past, we wondered what boutique really means. We explained what a private label is. And...

The Philip & Ferdi Cigar Show Episode Seventeen

Soil to Soul Episode Five

Soil to Soul Episode Five. 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. Keep an eye out on the Ministry of Cigars...

The return of the thin cigar

The boutique discussion goes on

The boutique discussion goes on. Last week, Ministry of Cigars published an article about boutique cigars and suggested to get rid of the term. That inspired the BCA podcast ‘Protecting the legacy’ to a full episode. Go check it out. It’s a quite new podcast but...

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