These interviews and profiles bring you closer to the biggest names in premium cigars, as well as other noteworthy Cigar Snobs.

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Fred Vandermarliere

Fred Vandermarliere of J. Cortès on Oliva and 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 …

Fidel Valdés Rodríguez
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 …

Nestor Andres Plasencia at the Plasencia Cigars factory in Estelí Nicaragua
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 …

Drew Estate Year of the Pig box
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 …

Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva
Editors’ Roundtable – Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva cigars, Tesla Cybertruck, Erik goes to China

We smoke Casa Fernandez Miami Reserva and get caught up on Erik’s trip to China, the unveiling of Tesla’s new electric truck, Colin Kaepernick’s exploits, …

Storm Boen Cigars for Warrriors
Storm Boen of Operation Cigars for Warriors — getting premium cigars to deployed soldiers

In this episode, you’ll hear an interview we recorded back in July. The story you’ll hear is every bit as important now as then. Not …

Vegas del Purial cigar
Editors’ Roundtable – smoking Vegas Del Purial, Myles Garrett, Evo Morales

The guys smoke Vegas del Purial Gran Reserva and chat about the NFL’s helmet swinging scandal, Evo Morales’ ouster in Bolivia, and the cost effectiveness …

Illusione Garagiste
Editors’ Roundtable – Illusione Garagiste cigars, Jorge Masvidal, nuclear ants, Jeffrey Epstein

We smoke a new release from Illusione Cigars, recap UFC 244 (headlined by the BMF fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz), wonder whether Jeffrey …

Balmoral Serie Signaturas Paso Doble band detail
Boris Wintermans on Balmoral Serie Signaturas Paso Doble cigars, working with La Flor Dominicana

Boris Wintermans of Royal Agio Cigars sat with Nicolás Antonio Jiménez to talk about Balmoral Serie Signaturas Paso Doble and what it was like to …

Viva La Vida Jester Ashtray
AJ Fernandez
Editors’ Roundtable – Episode 100! – Viva La Vida Jester cigars, Miami Heat, dead ISIS terrorists

Incredibly, we made it to episode 100 of the Cigar Snob Podcast! Erik, Ivan and Nick light up some limited-edition Viva La Vida Jester Cigars …

Cigar Snob Team Chats
Editors’ Roundtable: Joya De Nicaragua Antaño CT, Miami Mega Herf, Neptune Cigars turns 20

We smoked Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT, recapped our experiences at a couple of Miami cigar events, and wonder what’s behind the controversies surrounding Kanye …

Tea and pre-embargo Cuban cigar tasting with JoJo Tea founder, American tea master Michael Ortiz

Friend, JoJo Tea founder and American tea master Michael Ortiz paid a visit to Cigar Snob HQ and brought a couple of guests along: Frank …

Las 6 Provincias MTZ box
Editors’ Roundtable – Las 6 Provincias MTZ by Espinosa Cigars, Daytona Beach, China, Lebron James

We got a personalized box of Espinosa Cigars’ Las 6 Provinicias MTZ. Join as we smoke a few, talk NASCAR, Sarasota golfing, the NBA’s China …

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