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Sindicato Particulares
2018 November/December

Sindicato Particulares

Sindicato Particulares President / CEO: Jim Colucci Where did Sindicato come from? I wasn’t at the meetings when they formed it, but a group of …

FSG Drew Estate
2018 November/December

FSG by Drew Estate

FSG by Drew Estate FSG Drew Estate Owner: Jeff Borysiewicz, Florida Sun Grown Master Blender: Willy Herrera, Drew Estate Some people might never have been …

2017 July / August

Micallef Experiencia

Micallef Experiencia Owners: President, Al Micallef & Senior Master Blender, Edel Gómez Sánchez The cigars we’re including in this Brand Breakdown feature are produced by …

Tabacalera Oliva
2020 January / February

Tabacalera Oliva 2.0

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

2020 March / April

Mi Querida Triqui Traca

Owner: Steve Saka What’s the background of Mi Querida Triqui Traca? Where did that brand come from? Well, it kind of came as a result …

Puro Sabor
Cigars

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 …

Christmas

Editors’ Roundtable – Drew Estate Year Of The Pig, Cigar Snob in Nicaragua, Christmas

Just before Christmas Eve, the team gathers ’round to try a variety of Drew Estate Flying Pigs, talk about a recent trip to Estelí, recap …

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