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.

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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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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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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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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Leaf Metamorphasis

Leaf Metamorphasis

Co-written by Thor Nielsen and Hendrik Kelner.   The following pictures are examples of what you may find inside the curing barns in different phases of the process.  The first photo is from day 1, harvested right off of the plant.  The last picture is of a fully cured leaf that is ready to be prepped […]

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