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.

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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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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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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Jesus Fuego Interview

Jesus Fuego Interview

This was Jesus Fuego’s debut interview featured in the Spring 2008 issue of Cigar Press Magazine. Jesus Fuego is a man of the most humble sorts despite his impressive cigar resume: a family history of cigar farming in Cuba, graduate studies in agriculture, and many years behind the scenes researching and developing cigars.   His intimate […]

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Components of Premium, Cuban Sandwich, and Machine-Made Cigars

Components of Premium, Cuban Sandwich, and Machine-Made Cigars

Premium (Long Filler Cigars) – Premium cigars are long filler cigars made by hand. Long filler refers to the whole leaves that are used in the cigar. Long filler allows a cigar blender to use the leafs natural composition to create complex blends that can vary in body strength, and flavor profiles. The main components […]

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