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A Candid Conversation with Nirka Reyes

A Candid Conversation with Nirka Reyes

The product of a six-generation tobacco saga, the young president of De Los Reyes returned to lead the family cigar business out of mail-order oblivion with a quality-not-quantity …

September 6, 2019
Q&A: Eduardo Fernández, Aganorsa Leaf

Q&A: Eduardo Fernández, Aganorsa Leaf

Eduardo Fernández is a major player in Nicaragua’s cigar industry. His agricultural operation, Aganorsa, makes him one of the largest growers of premium cigar tobacco in all of …

August 6, 2019
Q&A: Carson Serino, Serino Cigar Co.

Q&A: Carson Serino, Serino Cigar Co.

Carson Serino is the vice president of Serino Cigar Co., a company headed by his father Anthony Philip Serino. The father-and-son team launched Serino Cigar Co. in 2016, after …

April 9, 2019
Q&A: Indiana Ortez, Agrotabacos

Q&A: Indiana Ortez, Agrotabacos

Indiana Ortez is a young Nicaraguan cigarmaker with a passion for social media marketing.

February 5, 2019
Q&A: Tony Gomez, La Flor Dominicana Cigars

Q&A: Tony Gomez, La Flor Dominicana Cigars

We sit down with Antonio “Tony” Gomez, who now works with his father, Litto, helping to bring innovation to the La Flor Dominicana brand while maintaining his father’s meticulous …

January 22, 2019
A Conversation With Heinrich Villiger

A Conversation With Heinrich Villiger

The head of the family-owned, international cigar giant Villiger Söhne A.G. explains how he came to enter the premium market.

August 27, 2018
A Half Century of Joya

A Half Century of Joya

Joya de Nicaragua is steeped in history, and the people behind the brand have their eyes on the future.

June 20, 2018
Carlos Fuente Jr. And The Cigar Factory

Carlos Fuente Jr. And The Cigar Factory

The Willy Wonka of the cigar world has turned his Dominican cigar factory into a work of art.

May 7, 2018
Q&A: Ernesto Padilla, Owner of Padilla Cigar Co.

Q&A: Ernesto Padilla, Owner of Padilla Cigar Co.

Ernesto Padilla is the owner of Padilla Cigar Co., a cigar company launched in early 2003.

April 23, 2018