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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 …

Emmitt Smith on cigars, family, giving back, championships and life after football
Interviews

Emmitt Smith on cigars, family, giving back, championships and life after football

Emmitt Smith’s résumé is impressive. NFL Hall of Fame, three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys (1993, 1994, 1996), NFL record for most all-time rushing …

Interviews

Ep. 0001: Hamlet Paredes on success in Cuban cigars and starting over in the land of the free

In this first episode of the Cigar Snob podcast, we head to Naples, Florida for an interview with Hamlet Paredes, the blender behind Rocky Patel …

News

Interview: Jesús Fuego on his first year in a new factory and the future of J. Fuego cigars

by Nicolás Antonio Jiménez Close to a year ago, J. Fuego shifted from having their cigars made by Plasencia to producing them at their very …

Interviews

An interview with the owners of Córdoba & Morales Cigars

You’d be hard pressed to find nicer people in the cigar industry than Emille and Azarías Mustafa, the husband-and-wife team behind Córdoba & Morales Cigars. Earlier …

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 …

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