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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CULEBRA CIGARS

CULEBRA CIGARS

WHAT ARE THEY? Those of you that speak Spanish already know that the word culebra translates to snake.  In cigar terms, a Culebra is a combination of three panetela-shaped cigars twisted together and tied at each end.  While these cigars don’t have much of a market presence today, there are a couple manufacturers that are […]

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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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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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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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