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.

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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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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Jon Huber Interview – C.A.O. Cigars

Jon Huber Interview – C.A.O. Cigars

Featured in the Summer 2008 Issue of Cigar Press Magazine. Cigar Press hooked up with CAO’s Director of Lifestyle Marketing, Jon Huber at Dennis Sullivan’s tattoo parlor in Nashville, Tennessee for fresh ink and a little history behind one of America’s hottest cigar brands. Cigar Press – So why cigars?  What made you get into […]

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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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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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