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News & Features : Cigar Stars

An Interview with Tim Ozgener

C.A.O. International Inc. has now been in business for 40 years, evolving from making pipes to producing cigars.

Posted: December 29, 2008    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Their Man in Havana

Manuel Garcia of Habanos S.A. combines his love of cigars with a vast knowledge of the marketing and sale of his country's national symbol.

Posted: December 22, 2008   


News & Features : Cigar Stars

An Interview with Rocky Patel

Rocky Patel, 47, has quickly become one of the best-known faces in the world of premium cigars.

Posted: September 15, 2008    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Cusano's Growth Plan

How former pension fund manager Michael Chiusano sequed into the cigar world and now plans to expand his 13-year-old Cusano cigar brand.

Posted: July 24, 2008    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

An Interview with Ernesto Padilla

A conversation with Ernesto Padilla, owner of Miami's Padilla Cigar Co.

Posted: April 1, 2008    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

The Next Big Thing in Cigars, Pepin

A star roller from Cuba, now in Miami, José "Pepin" Garcia is making some of the world's finest cigars.

Posted: November 30, 2007    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Litto's Twist of Fate

How Litto Gomez's La Flor Dominicana was spawned from disaster—and other things you probably didn't know about one of the industry's hottest brands.

Posted: June 21, 2007    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

An Interview with Alejandro Martinez Cuenca

Cigar Aficionado sits down with the owner of Nicaragua's oldest cigar brand, Joya de Nicaragua.

Posted: May 18, 2007    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

A Conversation with Nestor Miranda

The founder of Miami Cigar & Co. talks about the rise, fall and rebirth of his Don Lino brand.

Posted: April 2, 2007    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

A Conversation with Angel Daniel Núñez

The man behind Macanudo cigars—and the Connecticut shade tobacco grown to wrap them.

Posted: December 1, 2006    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Fathers and Sons, Part 2

The second part of our look at the important generational partnerships that define a large part of the cigar industry

Posted: November 13, 2006    By David Savona


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Cuba's Cigar Legend, Alejandro Robaina

The dean of Cuban tobacco men and his grandson, Hiroshi, discuss the state of cigars in their homeland in a wide-ranging interview.

Posted: October 1, 2006    By James Suckling


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