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News & Features : Cigar Stars

An Interview with Stanford Newman

Chairman, J.C. Newman Cigar Co., Tampa, Florida, the owners of Cuesta-Rey and Diamond Crown cigars.

Posted: July 31, 1997    By Marvin R. Shanken


News & Features : Cigar Stars

The Padron Family: A Nicaraguan Legacy

Despite Wars in Nicaragua and Bombings in Miami, Jose Padrón Has Built a Thriving Cigar Business

Posted: July 1, 1997    By Jim Daniels


News & Features : Cigar Stars

An Interview with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

Owner, El Credito Cigar Co., makers of La Gloria Cubana, La Hoja Selecta, El Rico Habano and Dos Gonzales cigars.

Posted: May 31, 1997    By Marvin R. Shanken


News & Features : Cigar Stars

The First Family of Tobacco

For decades, the Oliva family of Tampa, Florida, has been supplying tobacco to many of the world's top makers of premium cigars.

Posted: May 1, 1997    By Michael Kaplan


News & Features : Cigar Stars

An Interview with Oscar Boruchin

Owner of Licenciados and 8-9-8 Collection cigars.

Posted: April 30, 1997    By Marvin R. Shanken


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Mariana and Nestor Miranda, Miami Cigar & Co.

In seven years, Mariana and Nestor Miranda have turned Miami Cigar & Co. into a force in cigar distribution.

Posted: September 30, 1996    By Shandana A. Durrani


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Richard L. DiMeola

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Consolidated Cigar Corporation

Posted: June 1, 1996   


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Tobacco Man

Henke Kelner, the maker of Davidoff cigars, is a true lover of the leaf and a demanding connoisseur of a good smoke.

Posted: May 31, 1996    By James Suckling


News & Features : Cigar Stars

The Woman Behind Cohiba

Cuba's first female cigar factory manager, Emilia Tamayo, is making changes at El Laguito, maker of Cohibas.

Posted: April 30, 1996    By James Suckling


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Cigar Kings

The Rolando Reyes family relies on time and traditional techniques to make Cuba Aliados cigars in Honduras.

Posted: December 31, 1995   


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Pedro Perez—Former President, Tabacalera

A talk with the man behind Tabacalera, Spain's $7 billion tobacco company.

Posted: December 31, 1995    By Marvin R. Shanken


News & Features : Cigar Stars

Dan Blumenthal

Marvin R. Shanken interviews the man behind Hoyo de Monterrey and Punch.

Posted: September 30, 1995    By Marvin R. Shanken


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