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.

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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Dia de los Muertos Feature

Dia de los Muertos Feature

This was the feature story in the special edition “Dia de los Muertos” of Cigar Press Magazine. Written by Kellen Gorbett and Thor Nielsen. “To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is not to die.” ARTURO FUENTE A shadow of doubt from an entire industry was cast over Carlos Fuente, Jr., in […]

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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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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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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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