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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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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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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Camacho Feature

Camacho Feature

This was the Camacho feature from the Spring 2009 issue of Cigar Press Magazine.  This article was a beautiful 10 page spread pictorial with over 40 photos in print. Story by Thor Nielsen, Photography by Jacob Fuller. We made our approach from Miami International airport to Toncontín International Airport, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the best of […]

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Drew Estate Factory Tour

Drew Estate Factory Tour

Since the inception of Drew Estate in 1995 there has been no doubt that it is a cigar company with an entirely new perspective. It all started with a couple of young New Yorkers, Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel, with no heritage in cigars or tobacco – only fresh ideas and a love for cigars, […]

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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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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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Davidoff Cigars

Davidoff Cigars

I slid the cellophane off of a Davidoff Millennium Blend Lonsdale and neatly clipped the cap with my teeth.  I chew on it a minute wishing for a cup of coffee before spitting it to the curb.  I look up and can’t believe I’m sitting in the Lobby of the Gran Almirante Hotel and Casino, […]

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