General Cigar Hires Sam Leccia and Acquires Brands

Richmond, VA — General Cigar Company is excited to announce today they have hired Sam Leccia as “Cigar and Blend Specialist.” General Cigar has also acquired the Leccia Tobacco Company cigar brands, as part of the Foundry Tobacco Company, and will market and distribute the Black, White and Luchador lines, effective today. Sam has built […]


“Smoked Up” No.76

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July. I had to work and working on holidays makes me realize how much working in retail can be a pain. I earlied out of work, went home, had a few beers and saw the town’s fireworks  show with my daughter. She had a blast […]


“Smoked Up” No.73

We made it past another Friday the 13th and the rare “Strawberry Moon”. On Friday, I hung out with my friend at the tattoo gallery she was working at. I ended up getting another tattoo, but nothing major. This time it was a rabbit’s foot with a “13”. I call it my “unlucky rabbit’s foot.” I […]


“Smoked Up” No.27

A week has passed since my vacation and I am already planning one for next summer. We really had a good time! When I got back, I started fighting off a head cold and it almost got the best of me. With a healthy (or unhealthy) dosing of a few medications, I was able to […]


Sam Leccia Shows Off Some Goods

Today, Sam Leccia (former Oliva Cigar Company and creater of such things as the Nub & CAIN Cigar) started a new FaceBook page entitled “Leccia Tobacco”. It looks to me, there are two websites for Lecia Tobacco out there. One website http://samlecciacigarco.com/news.htm has not been updated since 2011. The other site, samleccia.com just has “Comming Soon”. […]