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A Q&A With Luciano Meirelles, ACE Prime Cigars

A Q&A With Luciano Meirelles, ACE Prime Cigars

His name might not be familiar to many cigar smokers, but Luciano Meirelles has spent a little more than a decade working in the cigar industry, trying to make inroads in the …

August 10, 2020
A Talk With Rob Fox On His Vintage Auction Venture

A Talk With Rob Fox On His Vintage Auction Venture

Few men know the world of vintage smokes better than Robert Fox. The collectible cigar connoisseur and retailer became an auctioneer this year with his online cigar auction, Bond …

July 14, 2020
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