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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Tatuaje – Pete Johnson Debut Interview

Tatuaje – Pete Johnson Debut Interview

This is first published interview with Pete Johnson of Tatuaje that was featured in the Premiere issue of Cigar Press, June 2007. Tatuaje is only a few years old but already being marked as one of the best cigars on the market.  Created by LA resident Pete Johnson, he is far from the classic image […]

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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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A Wrapper’s Influence on a Cigar

A Wrapper’s Influence on a Cigar

There is no debating that the wrapper tobacco on a cigar has an impact on the taste of a cigar, and depending on the factors that we are about to look at, the influence can either be substantial, or minimal. This is never a precise statement.  The best way to notice the influence is to […]

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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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