Premium cigar companies are finding big success with small-scale releases
It might have been a scene out of Bizet's Carmen. Dozens of women sat in rows of brown, oily, wooden desks in small, dark, musty rooms in the El Laguito factory on the outskirts of Havana. They were …
President, Central American Tobacco Corp.
An Interview with Alfons Mayer, the globe-travelling tobacco buyer for General Cigar Co.
The Fuente Family Bets On High-Quality Cigar Wrapper Grown in The Dominican Republic
When Abe Flores left the Dominican Republic in 1989, the cigar business was the last thing on his mind. After he graduated college and tried a career in the software and technology industries, the …
Dion Giolito, founder of Illusione Cigars, may dabble in conspiracy theories, but his true obsession is with quality.
A.J. Fernandez has quickly built one of Nicaragua’s biggest premium cigar operations.
The plain wooden box of cigars sat on the desk of Jaime Wheelock, a comandante in the Sandinista National Liberation Front and the new Minister of Agriculture in Nicaragua's post-revolutionary …
Frank Llaneza's love affair with cigars began more than 60 years ago. The president of Villazon & Co., a subsidiary of General Cigar Holdings Inc.
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