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.

Fakes Aren’t Just For Cubans

Fakes Aren’t Just For Cubans

It’s been said that over 90% of the Cuban cigars bought and sold in this country aren’t what they say they are.  To get the forbidden fruit one has to find the right sources and be the type of person who is willing to break an antiquated law or two.  Even then it’s not guaranteed […]

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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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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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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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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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