Slideshow: Cigar Aficionado's 20th Anniversary Celebration
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Marvin R. Shanken, the editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado, addressing the crowd on September 12 at the magazine's 20th anniversary celebration.
Photos by Jonathan Lockwood Smith
Executive editor Gordon Mott speaking at Cigar Aficionado's Hall of Fame awards ceremony.
Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani with Shanken. Giuiliani said a few words before the Hall of Fame awards presentation.
Hall of Famer Carlos Fuente Sr., left, and son Carlos Fuente Jr. with Shanken. The Fuentes, makers of Arturo Fuente cigars, are the only father-son team in the Hall of Fame.
Hendrik “Henke” Kelner, president of Tabadom Holding Inc., the maker of Davidoff and Avo cigars, receiving his award from Shanken.
Ashton brand owner Robert Levin and Shanken, moments after receiving his Hall of Fame award.
Benjamin Menendez, senior vice president of General Cigar Co., accepting his award from Shanken.
José Orlando Padrón, the chairman of Padrón Cigars Inc., with Shanken.
The brand owner of EPC Cigar Co., Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, receiving his Hall of Fame plaque.
Shanken giving Nestor Plasencia, the owner of Plasencia Tobacco, his award.
Manuel “Manolo” Quesada, the owner of Manufactura de Tabacos S.A., after receiving his award from Shanken.
Josè Seijas, retired vice president and general manager of Tabacalera de Garcia Ltd. in the Dominican Republic, being honored by Shanken.
Stan Shuster, left, owner of the Grand Havana Room, with Shanken and Wayne Suarez.
The Padrón Family listening to the Hall of Fame presentation.
Benjamin Menendez, left, with cigar retailer Gary Pesh, center, and Manuel Quesada during the cocktail hour.
London cigar retailer Ajay Patel, left, with James Molesworth of Wine Spectator, Bhavna Patel, David Savona and Jack Bettridge after the Hall of Fame ceremony.
Rafael Alvarez, left, enjoying cigars and drinks with Nestor Andres Plasencia and Alejandro Martinez-Cuenca.
Nish Patel, left, shares a laugh and a cigar with Paul Chapman, Dan Carr and Rocky Patel.
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