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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
Personalities

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 trends, and why cigars are …

Personalities

Q&A With 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 peers. She …

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 …

Personalities

First Cigar with Martin Kove

Martin Kove is best known for his role as John Kreese, the cold-blooded sensei behind the Cobra Kai dojo in the Karate Kid movies. He’s …

Personalities

Win, Lose, or Draw

Ed Reed spent his college and NFL careers building a strong case that he’s the best safety who ever played football. Through all the ups …

Personalities

Jim Jackson’s NCAA Mens Hoops Postseason Preview

Hoop star and fellow cigar lover Jim Jackson puts his NCAA, NBA, and FOX Sports experience to work with this conference tournament roundup. As a …

Personalities

Q&A With Chris Moneymaker

Chris Moneymaker stunned the poker world and ushered in a new era in the game when in 2003 he became the first person to win …

Personalities

Q&A with Keith Scribner

In “Old Newgate Road,” novelist Keith Scribner tells the story of Cole Callahan, a Connecticut native who moved to the West Coast after violence tore …

Old Dominion is one of the hottest acts in country music and they're celebrating every win with cigars
Personalities

Old Dominion is one of the hottest acts in country music and they’re celebrating every win with cigars

This piece was published in the September/October 2018 issue of Cigar Snob Magazine. On Nov. 14, Old Dominion won Vocal Group of the Year at …

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