Debuts in Time for RTDA 2005

Coinciding with this year’s Retail Tobacco Dealer Association Annual Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans, a new cigar information website has just made its online debut., subtitled, “Your online premium cigar consultants,” is aimed at cigar smokers seeking advice and information about imported premium cigars. The website will feature useful cigar tips and terminology, cigar blending, humidors, accessories, and a daily blog. For the unveiling, will be showcasing daily reportage from the RTDA Convention.

The primary function of is to provide a useful educational resource to help cigar smokers learn more about their favorite pastime, while also helping them make more informed decisions about cigars they already smoke or are planning to try. The philosophy behind the new website is simple: the more you know about the things you love, the more you can enjoy them. also plans to enlist others in the field such as cigar columnists, master cigar blenders, humidor makers, marketing personnel and cigar consumers themselves, to contribute their own expertise to the site.

“Because there are now so many premium cigar brands from which to choose, will be especially helpful to those who are new to cigar smoking,” said, Editor, Gary Korb.

“Tobacco legislation is also a very important issue to a lot of cigar smokers, and we’ll be doing our part to keep them advised on what’s happening at both the State and Federal level,” Mr. Korb added. will provide a continuous stream of news on all tobacco-related subjects via an RSS feed from, as well as news from such resource sites as and others. Additionally, links to practically every major cigar manufacturer and cigar communities will also be integrated into the site.

Another goal of will be to create a special cigar review panel made up of both new and veteran cigar smokers who will provide their personal opinions and ratings. This will give visitors a fresh online source where they can read unbiased opinions on new cigars that are released throughout the year.’s daily reports from the RTDA Trade Show will be featured on the site’s homepage where links can be found to virtually everything else related to cigar culture and the enjoyment of premium cigars. As the site develops, will seek any and all knowledgeable contributors who are willing to donate their time in exchange for a little limelight and some good cigars.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor at

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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