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Anette Meisl - La Galana Cigars

La Galana: Ten Years of Salon Culture

La Galana: Ten Years of Salon Culture

With La Galana, Annette Meisl not only created a cigar brand but also a place in the center of Cologne that functions like a salon. It is inspired by the themes of cigars, lust for life, culture, and sensuality. This year, the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Annette Meisl loves exciting stories. But even

Pablo Velasco, Max Gutmann und Jorge Tapies

Max Gutmann, A True Cigar Pioneer

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.

Plasencia

Greener Tomorrows: Plasencia 1865’s Environmental Legacy

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

Joya de Nicaragua Dr.Cuenca and his son

Joya de Nicaragua: 50 Years of Nicaraguan Excellence

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.

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