XIKAR Interview Vol V Issue I

XIKAR Interview Vol V Issue I

Cigar Press – How did you guys come up with the name XIKAR? Kurt Van Kepple – Paul Garmirian wrote a book on cigars. And in his book he wrote that the original Spanish spelling for the Mayan cigar was sikar. I thought that was such a cool name, and then we played on that. […]

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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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Matt Booth – Room101

Matt Booth – Room101

CP – How did you, as a jewelry designer, get hooked up with the cigar industry? Matt Booth – There is a big fashion convention called Magic, and I always throw a big promotional after party for the show. As I grew, so did my parties. It was at one of the parties where I […]

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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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Jon Huber Interview – C.A.O. Cigars

Jon Huber Interview – C.A.O. Cigars

Featured in the Summer 2008 Issue of Cigar Press Magazine. Cigar Press hooked up with CAO’s Director of Lifestyle Marketing, Jon Huber at Dennis Sullivan’s tattoo parlor in Nashville, Tennessee for fresh ink and a little history behind one of America’s hottest cigar brands. Cigar Press – So why cigars?  What made you get into […]

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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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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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Tatuaje – Pete Johnson Debut Interview

Tatuaje – Pete Johnson Debut Interview

This is first published interview with Pete Johnson of Tatuaje that was featured in the Premiere issue of Cigar Press, June 2007. Tatuaje is only a few years old but already being marked as one of the best cigars on the market.  Created by LA resident Pete Johnson, he is far from the classic image […]

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