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The Men Behind La Gloria

A small group of passionate cigar men give the La Gloria Cubana brand a boutique feel, despite being part of a huge corporation

Posted: March 8, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Being Drew Estate

Jonathan Drew, Marvin Samel and Drew Estate make cigars their own way

Posted: February 10, 2011    By David Savona


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Cuba's Rising Star

A young farmer from Pinar del Río grows beautiful cigar tobacco on a tiny farm few visitors have seen

Posted: February 1, 2011    By David Savona


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A Conversation with the Padróns

José Orlando Padrón, Chairman Jorge Padrón, President

Posted: October 1, 2010    By David Savona


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Pepin's New Look

America’s hottest cigarmaker, José "Pepin" Garcia, has a grand new factory in Nicaragua.

Posted: August 1, 2010    By David Savona


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An Interview with Benjamin Menendez

Speaking with Benjamin Menendez, senior vice president of General Cigar Co., the maker of Macanudo, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana and many more cigars.

Posted: May 1, 2010    By David Savona


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Fuente's Right Hand Man

Wayne Suarez is the strong and quiet force behind the scenes at Arturo Fuente, the world's largest family-owned cigar brand.

Posted: March 12, 2010    By David Savona


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Nicaragua’s Next Giant

With its penchant for innovative smokes and a sizable supply of tobacco leaf, Oliva Cigar Co. has doubled production since 2006.

Posted: March 1, 2010    By David Savona


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Generation Next

We look at the youth movement in cigars, from the fifth generation of Quesadas, to the Perez-Carrillo children and the Levin young guns at Ashton.

Posted: October 1, 2009    By David Savona


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Tatuaje's Pete Johnson

The love of Cubans has guided cigar-world newcomer Pete Johnson, creator of Tatuaje cigars.

Posted: August 11, 2009   


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An Interview with Charlie Toraño

We sit down with the president of Toraño Cigars for a wide-ranging discussion.

Posted: August 1, 2009    By David Savona


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An Interview with Ruben Ysidron

Ysidron created the first branded cigar for Savinelli 15 years ago, and the standards have been high ever since.

Posted: June 29, 2009    By David Savona


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