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.

Guillermo Leon Interview

Guillermo Leon Interview

CP – Anyone that knows you can vouch for the fact of how active you are with social media. What is it about Facebook and Twitter that you see beneficial? GL – I firmly believe in the power of these tools. I use both Facebook and Twitter but I am more active on Twitter because […]

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Joya de Nicaragua Tour, Esteli, Nicaragua

Joya de Nicaragua Tour, Esteli, Nicaragua

Joya de Nicaragua – Story Told by Mario Perez, Factory Manager. To understand the brand you have to understand the history of Nicaragua.  If you were to think about any one brand that is heavily entrenched in Nicaragua’s turbulent history – the brand that would come to mind is Joya de Nicaragua.  The history of […]

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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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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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Ernesto Padilla

Ernesto Padilla

Cigar Press – You’ve been going through a ot of changes lately.  How has Padilla Cigars been evolving? Ernesto Padilla – I feel like my company has evolved into addition areas such as manufacturing our own cigars.  When I started I was known for making cigars with El Rey de Los Habanos and Pepin Garcia.  […]

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