Max Gutmann is the owner of the exclusive Habanos S.A. distributor for Mexico, Importadora y Exportadora de Puros y Tabacos, S.A., (IEPT). Along with his long-time business partner, Rodolfo Velasco, he is a true pioneer in the cigar world, with significant accomplishments in his successful 35-year history with Cuban cigars. Cigar Journal sat down with them in the course of Habanos Day Mexico 2019, held at the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City on March 27, 2019.
Is it possible to produce award winning, quality cigars and help to improve the environment? Plasencia Cigars believes so. As one of the world’s largest and high profile tobacco growers and cigar manufacturers, the Plasencia’s continued focus on environmental sustainability methods for producing organic tobacco are helping to ensure a better and greener tomorrow, all while raising the bar on quality and flavor
The Frenchman Pierre Jourdan has creates cigar knives that shows great craftsmanship as well as high quality. We met him for an interview.
Brun del Ré has been the leading tobacco producer in Costa Rica for many years now and to owner Carlo Corazza heritage is important.
Felix Menendez was a legendary figure in the cigar world. Not withstanding his family lineage, he helped put Brazilian tobacco on the map after his family was forced from Cuba.
The Plasencia brothers Gustavo, Nestor Junior and José Luis in an interview with Cigar Journal.
It takes an extraordinary character to achieve extraordinary things. We sat down with Oscar Valladares, who with an eye for detail, creativity and persistence has made it to the very top in no time at all.
It’s not a stretch to say that what Sir George Martin was to the Beatles, Jochy Blanco has been to a whole host of boutique cigar makers.
Alejandro Martínez Cuenca has been the owner of the cigar factory Joya de Nicaragua since 1994. It is one of the oldest and most important cigar manufacturers in the world. JdN celebrates a significant milestone with an anniversary cigar.
A new film showcasing the tobacco-growing talents of Hirochi Robaina is gaining worldwide acclaim.
Franca Comparetto, founder of Cigar Sense and Cigar Trophy laureate, sits down with Cem Erten and talks about female cigar smokers and women’s role in the cigar industry.
Didier Houvenaghel holds a cigar masterclass for all cigar lovers. He tells about the discovery of his passion, gives insights into the world of a modern-day cigar-maker and shows great cigar tricks.