The articles found in this section is content from early issues of cigar press that no longer exist in any location, but here, due to an office burglary.

Tobacco Seed Production

Tobacco Seed Production

One of the most unknown aspects of premium cigar tobacco is the seed production.  Not many people know that tobacco produces a pink and white flower, which grows in clusters at the top of the plant.  In fact, most of the flowers are removed before they have time to develop, depending on what sort of […]

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Filler Tobacco for Premium Cigars

by: Hendrik Kelner Photos by: Jacob Fuller Featured in Vol V Issue II 2010 A premium cigar is constructed by using 3 types of tobacco components: the filler, the binder and the wrapper. We have explored the wrapper influence on the cigar on a previous issue of Cigar Press. This time we are going to […]

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Arturo Fuente Feature Story

Arturo Fuente Feature Story

Cigar books stack up next to baseball cards and comic books.  Peter Parker collects dust as pages filled with tobacco farms wear thin.  I sit back and finally smoke the first cigar I actually enjoy, a Bauza Grecos.  Over a decade later, it’s 80 degrees one late January morning and I’m sitting on the curb […]

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Drew Estate Factory Tour

Drew Estate Factory Tour

Since the inception of Drew Estate in 1995 there has been no doubt that it is a cigar company with an entirely new perspective. It all started with a couple of young New Yorkers, Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel, with no heritage in cigars or tobacco – only fresh ideas and a love for cigars, […]

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Matt Booth – Room101

Matt Booth – Room101

CP – How did you, as a jewelry designer, get hooked up with the cigar industry? Matt Booth – There is a big fashion convention called Magic, and I always throw a big promotional after party for the show. As I grew, so did my parties. It was at one of the parties where I […]

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