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Tabacalera Oliva
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Tabacalera Oliva 2.0

Oliva Cigar has undergone a transformation and adopted new technologies that might revolutionize the way premium cigars are made. There’s something paradoxical about life in …

Puro Sabor
Events

Puro Sabor 2020

Puro Sabor is back! Cigar lovers traveled from all over the world to attend this 5 – day annual event held in Nicaragua. Festivities started …

Cigar Factory

Fred Vandermarliere of J. Cortès on Oliva, rethinking the way premium cigars are made

Erik and Nick caught up with Fred Vandermarliere of J. Cortès at Casa Oliva in Estelí, Nicaragua after a tour of the expanded and improved …

Cigar Factory

Oliva Cigars COO Fidel Valdés Rodríguez on the expansion of the Tabolisa factory in Nicaragua

Fidel Valdés Rodríguez is the engineer behind thee recent expansion and overhaul of Oliva Cigar’s Tabolisa factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. We sat with the Cuban-born …

Cigar Factory

Néstor Andrés Plasencia on his family’s tobacco history, his native Estelí, what’s new at Plasencia

During a visit to Estelí, Nicaragua, Erik and Nick met with Nestor Andrés Plasencia to talk about cigars, Nicaragua, and some of the more recent …

Interviews

Skip Martin on RoMa Craft’s approach to cigar making, the FDA, life in Estelí

Skip Martin of RoMa Craft dropped by Cigar Snob HQ for a podcast interview about his company, how he developed his identity as a blender, …

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