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Controlling Interest

Cigar star Rocky Patel is moving toward controlling every aspect of his ever-growing cigar brand, from seed to shelf

Posted: July 24, 2014    By Gregory Mottola


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Talking Tobacco with Nestor Andrés Plasencia

Vice president, Plasencia Cigars S.A. and Plasencia Tobacco S.A.

Posted: March 11, 2014    By David Savona


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A Conversation With Javier Estades

General Manager/Premium Cigars U.S.A., Altadis U.S.A.

Posted: August 22, 2013    By Gordon Mott


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Kelner—Davidoff's Tobacco Guru

The cigar legend behind Davidoff’s transition to the Dominican Republic talks about how the taste profile changed after the company left Cuba, and...more

Posted: July 5, 2013    By Gregory Mottola


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A Conversation with Litto and Ines of La Flor Dominicana

Cigar Aficionado Talks to the Power Couple Behind One of the World’s Top Boutique Cigar Brands

Posted: March 18, 2013    By David Savona


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La Palina's Next Act

Bill Paley spent his life trying to please his famous father, but found success making cigars like his grandfather

Posted: January 24, 2013    By David Savona


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Straight Talking with Pete Johnson

The creative mind behind Tatuaje tells Cigar Aficionado what drives him forward

Posted: July 10, 2012    By David Savona


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The Aganorsa Enigma

Once an enigma among growers, Eduardo Fernández’s Aganorsa S.A. is now a dominant force in Nicaraguan tobacco

Posted: May 10, 2012    By David Savona


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One Hundred Years of Fuente

As the Arturo Fuente brand turns 100 this year, the family dynasty commemorates its many triumphs, always remembering that the road to success presented challenge after challenge

Posted: February 1, 2012    By David Savona


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A Conversation with Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard

President and CEO of Davidoff

Posted: November 15, 2011    By David Savona / Gregory Mottola


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A Conversation with General Cigar's Dan Carr

President, General Cigar...more

Posted: September 13, 2011    By David Savona


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A Conversation with Alan Rubin

The founder of the Alec Bradley Cigar Co. talks about the reversal of fortune that put his smokes near the top.

Posted: May 2, 2011    By David Savona


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