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 strategy.

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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

the good life

Carl F. Bucherer’s Heritage BiCompax Annual Evokes a Sporty-Chic 1950s Chrono

Carl F. Bucherer’s Heritage BiCompax Annual Evokes a Sporty-Chic 1950s Chrono

Following its initial unveiling at the Baselworld Fair in Switzerland last spring, Carl F. Bucherer’s retro-styled BiCompax Annual has finally reached dealers worldwide.

January 15, 2020
LSU Football Celebrates Championship With Cigars Despite Cops Trying to Stop Them

LSU Football Celebrates Championship With Cigars Despite Cops Trying to Stop Them

Heisman Trophy winning star quarterback Joe Burrow lit up a victory cigar right after throwing for a national title game record 463 yards and five touchdown passes.

January 14, 2020
Jack Nicklaus Rolex Sells for Record $1.2 Million

Jack Nicklaus Rolex Sells for Record $1.2 Million

The Golden Bear’s gold Rolex made history this week.

December 13, 2019
A Caribbean Cuban Cigar Celebration

A Caribbean Cuban Cigar Celebration

Cigars. Rum. Chocolate. The Dutch-speaking Caribbean island of Curaçao. All of these ingredients blended together for the second annual Caribbean Habanos Days festival last month.

December 9, 2019
Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce in all its glory.

October 24, 2019
Baseball At 150: Five Problems

Baseball At 150: Five Problems

Major league baseball turned 150 years old this year. But the game is far from perfect.

October 15, 2019

inside cuba

When the Mob Ruled Havana

When the Mob Ruled Havana

Before Castro, Cuba was a playground for America, where mobsters like Meyer Lanksy partnered with a vice-friendly government to provide gambling and other diversions.

July 8, 2019
Habanos Day

Habanos Day

Education is the theme, but love of tobacco and rum is the draw, when Habanos S.A. takes its show on the road to teach the world about Cuba’s best-known exports.

May 7, 2019
Hefty Havanas: Cuban Cigars Are Getting Thicker...And More Popular

Hefty Havanas: Cuban Cigars Are Getting Thicker...And More Popular

Two decades ago, a Cuban cigar thicker than 50-ring-gauge was an anomaly. Today, hefty new Havanas are everywhere.

January 17, 2019
Cuba’s Best Cigar Tobacco Farms

Cuba’s Best Cigar Tobacco Farms

Five small farms in Western Cuba grow some of the finest cigar tobacco leaves in the entire world.

October 26, 2018
Cuba’s Cigar Sommeliers

Cuba’s Cigar Sommeliers

These trained cigar waiters recommend a brand, cut and light your cigar, then pick the perfect beverage to accompany your smoke.

August 27, 2018
Two Decades of the Habanos Festival

Two Decades of the Habanos Festival

Cigar lovers from all over the world gathered in Havana to celebrate 20 years of great smokes.

June 20, 2018

celebrities

Cigars In The Irishman

Cigars In The Irishman

Several characters enjoy fine tobacco throughout The Irishman, which has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

January 24, 2020
Nick Jonas Cover Scores More Than 1 Million Likes in First 24 Hours

Nick Jonas Cover Scores More Than 1 Million Likes in First 24 Hours

The first post went up just before 11 a.m. on Monday. The second post, a little after lunch. Less than 24 hours later they had combined for well over 1 million likes on Instagram.

September 10, 2019
Roles of a Lifetime

Roles of a Lifetime

There is seemingly no role Paul Giamatti can’t tackle, and now he returns to TV as the complicated lawman Chuck Rhoades Jr. in Showtime’s “Billions.”

May 7, 2019
First Family

First Family

On the 20th anniversary of its debut, “The Sopranos” holds an exalted place in television history. A new film coming next year will continue the story of America’s favorite mob …

March 19, 2019
Drago's Return

Drago's Return

The Swedish actor is back in his most familiar role. But this time the robotic Drago of Rocky IV has a human side.

January 17, 2019
Devilish Danny

Devilish Danny

Acerbic, devious and sometimes insane on-screen, Danny DeVito is compassionate and relaxed when the cameras aren’t rolling.

October 26, 2018