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.

Jesus Fuego Interview

Jesus Fuego Interview

This was Jesus Fuego’s debut interview featured in the Spring 2008 issue of Cigar Press Magazine. Jesus Fuego is a man of the most humble sorts despite his impressive cigar resume: a family history of cigar farming in Cuba, graduate studies in agriculture, and many years behind the scenes researching and developing cigars.   His intimate […]

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La Aurora Factory and Field Tour

La Aurora Factory and Field Tour

Photos by Thor Nielsen and Jason Foraker.  Story by Thor Nielsen. The plane ducked under the clouds revealing the orange glow of Dominican civilization 15,000 feet below.  After an exhausting day of travel a couple pint-sized bottles of wine drained the tension from my shoulders and numbed my conscience.  I shrugged the weariness from my […]

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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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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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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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