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Erik Calviño
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Cigar industry leaders on Cigar Snob’s 10th anniversary

We asked some cigar industry leaders (and our publisher) to reflect on the last 10 years of Cigar Snob. Here’s what they had to say. …

Interviews

Video: Rafael Nodal on why cigars make travel, relationships, and politics better

Rafael Nodal, the guy behind brands like Aging Room and Swag, dropped by our office recently. He gave us his thoughts on why cigars make …

Jaime García on El Centurion H-2K-CT
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Jaime García on El Centurion H-2K-CT

We called My Father’s El Centurion H-2K-CT the best new release of the 2015 IPCPR trade show in New Orleans. We spoke with Jaime García …

What would you ask Jorge Padrón? You could win a Padrón Dámaso.
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What would you ask Jorge Padrón? You could win a Padrón Dámaso.

Later this week, we’ll be sitting down for a chat with Jorge Padrón of Padrón Cigars. We thought it would be fun to bring you …

Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo - EPC Cigar Co.
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Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo – EPC Cigar Co.

EPC Cigar Co Everything changed thanks to some drums, an audition flop, and a close encounter with an armed burglar. Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo started playing the …

Sam Leccia took a beating at the 2015 IPCPR trade show
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Sam Leccia took a beating at the 2015 IPCPR trade show

At the 2015 IPCPR trade show in New Orleans, Sam Leccia was accompanied by his own pro wrestler. They demonstrated the namesake wrestling moves of …

Interviews

Hamlet Paredes on his transition from rolling Cuban cigars to creating his own line with Rocky Patel

Rocky Patel partnered up with renowned Cuban cigar roller Hamlet Jaime Paredes to create a new cigar. Hamlet has been working with Rocky at BURN, …

Steve Saka on his new company and its first cigar: Sobremesa
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Steve Saka on his new company and its first cigar: Sobremesa

Steve Saka It’s been about two years since Steve Saka’s departure from Drew Estate. Under the terms of the split, he’s now free to re-enter the …

Interviews

Matt Booth on Room 101’s Johnny Tobacconaut

Room 101’s Johnny Tobacconaut At the recent IPCPR trade show in New Orleans, we caught up with Matt Booth of Room 101 to talk about …

Interviews

Tony Gomez- La Flor Dominicana

Since Litto Gómez and Inés Lorenzo-Gómez founded La Flor Dominicana in the middle of the 1990s cigar boom, the company has laid claim to both …

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