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.

Illusione – Dion Giolito Interview

Illusione – Dion Giolito Interview

Dion giolito’s first published interview that was featured in the Winter 2008 issue of Cigar Press Magazine. CP – How did you first get into cigars? Dion G – I remember my first cigar, rum soaked Crooks.  I would go into 7Eleven when I was 14 and buy those rum soaked Crooks.  For some reason […]

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Leaf Metamorphasis

Leaf Metamorphasis

Co-written by Thor Nielsen and Hendrik Kelner.   The following pictures are examples of what you may find inside the curing barns in different phases of the process.  The first photo is from day 1, harvested right off of the plant.  The last picture is of a fully cured leaf that is ready to be prepped […]

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Scott ‘ACID’ Chester

Scott ‘ACID’ Chester

CP – What is ACID? SC – ACID is a concept. Something to cause a ripple, a marker in history, before ACID and after ACID, two different worlds, nothing less.  A.C.I.D. stands for Arielle Chester Industrial Design, Arielle being the motivation to develop that ripple. Push the envelope, find the gap in the market and […]

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Maduro – The Myth and the Method

Maduro – The Myth and the Method

Maduro continues to be a lose term in the cigar world.  Widely used to describe any cigar with a dark colored wrapper, the term has been commonly misconstrued.  It doesn’t help that some cigars being produced today call themselves maduro based on color alone.  In this article we dove into the Cigar Press archives pulling […]

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XIKAR Interview Vol V Issue I

XIKAR Interview Vol V Issue I

Cigar Press – How did you guys come up with the name XIKAR? Kurt Van Kepple – Paul Garmirian wrote a book on cigars. And in his book he wrote that the original Spanish spelling for the Mayan cigar was sikar. I thought that was such a cool name, and then we played on that. […]

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