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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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Te-Amo's Alberto and Alejandro Turrent

The father-son team that runs Mexico's largest cigar-tobacco operation and makes the famous Te-Amo brand discusses the family's 110-year history of growing in that country.

Posted: February 1, 2009    By David Savona


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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


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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   


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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


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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


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An Interview with Ernesto Padilla

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

Posted: April 1, 2008    By David Savona


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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


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