Non-Cuban cigarmakers improve blends and cigars following boom years
Premium cigar companies are finding big success with small-scale releases
The Dominican Republic Has Some of the World's Best Growing Regions for Premium Cigar Tobacco
Alan Rubin wasn't born into the cigar business, and the timing of his debut—1996—hardly guaranteed success. The cigar boom had already reached its zenith, and when his first smokes were ready for …
With 1996 Cigar Exports up 70.9 Percent to About 140 Million, Cigarmakers in the Dominican Republic Have Shifted into High Gear
Many of the best cigars in the world—and much of the tobacco that goes into them—are the product of father-and-son teams. In our second installment of this story (see the August 2006 issue for the …
These friends of Cigar Aficionado were there at the beginning in 1992, and they are still working with cigars today.
The hot new thing in the humidor is a wrapper leaf dating back more than 110 years
Cigar Lovers the World Over Descended Upon Havana in February to Celebrate the Past, Present and Future of Cuban Cigars
It is nearly midnight on a Friday at an upscale Santiago, Dominican Republic, restaurant. The waitstaff is staring blankly at the ceiling, lingering only because one table of cigar makers has yet to …
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