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The Chairman
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The Chairman

The chairman is taking his breakfast at the back of Rise, a 24-hour diner/deli tucked in a corner of the grand Seminole Hard Rock Hotel …

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First Cigar with Michael Vick

Michael Vick was electrifying on the football field. He was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL draft. In only his …

Joseph Wagner
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Q&A with Joseph Wagner

Joseph Wagner has made a name for himself by consistently bringing quality pinot noirs to market since he followed in the footsteps of four generations …

First Cigar with Billy Gibbons
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First Cigar with Billy Gibbons

Interview by Sean Chaffin Like many fans of the Old West, there was just something about The Man With No Name for a young Billy …

Steve Wilkos
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First Cigar with Steve Wilkos

Steve Wilkos has for 15 years been a staple of prime-time afternoons as the gruff but lovable host of the aptly named “The Steve Wilkos …

Warrior Poets
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Warrior Poets

Merging Manliness, Patriotism and Weaponry in the New South Warrior Poets Tucked into an obscured industrial park in the Atlanta suburbs, two college pals are …

Norman Van Aken
Personalities

If Hemingway were a Chef…

Norman Van Aken is widely known as the father of New World Cuisine. The Midwestern chef found his voice in a Key West kitchen and …

Q&A with Nestor Andrés Plasencia
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Q&A with Nestor Andrés Plasencia

Q&A with Nestor Andrés Plasencia We met Nestor Andrés Plasencia at his factory cigar lounge in Estelí Nicaragua for a conversation about his hometown, tobacco …

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Q&A With Nirka Reyes

Nirka Reyes Nirka Reyes has become the face of De Los Reyes Cigars, matured as a leader in the industry, and earned the respect of her …

Natt Sherman VP Michael Herklots
Editorial

How a passion for music led Nat Sherman’s Michael Herklots to a career in cigars

Michael Herklots remembers his first cigar in far more vivid detail than most of the people I ask. It makes sense that he would. He’s …

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