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Eiroa
2022 September / October

Julio Eiroa: True Grit

He rolls out of his room bright-eyed and clean-shaven at 7 AM although he’s reportedly been up since 5 AM. Efficiently he enjoys coffee and …

Brad Rutter
2022 July / August

First Cigar: Brad Rutter 

Answer: This 61-mile-long tributary of the Susquehanna River runs through the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Question: “What is the Conestoga River?” It takes all …

2022 March / April

Rum’s Evangelist

Richard Seale has for years espoused the merits of rum purity from his distillery in the Caribbean, the birthplace of the spirit. Rum – the …

The Chairman
Florida

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 …

2021 September/October

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
2021 September/October

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
2021 May / June

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
Cigars

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
2021 January/February

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
2020 March / April

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 …

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